Sean Kelly, CPA, MST, MPFP, MSM

Director, Tax Services

Boston, MA
Focus Areas

Individual Income Tax and Planning
Stock Options and Equity Compensation
Multi-Generational Planning
Pass-Thru Entities
Estate Planning

Client Specialty

Business Owners

Sean is a Director, Tax Services at The Colony Group specializing in tax planning strategy, as well as preparation of individual, trust, gift, pass-through entity, and foundation tax returns. 

Prior to joining The Colony Group, Sean spent over 12 years in public accounting; including 9 years at Kahn, Litwin and Renza and Co. 

Sean is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.  He earned a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) and Master Personal Financial Planner (MPFP) designation from Bentley University.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Bridgewater State University. 

In his spare time, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, playing guitar, and listening to music. 

Published Insights

Year-End Tax Planning 2023

With a divided Congress and the 2024 elections on the horizon, it is unlikely that we will see any major federal tax legislation in the immediate future. In turn,...

Colony Group Names Eight New Principals And Promotes Three

Financial Advisor Magazine covered The Colony Group's latest promotions and the future of their common vision. Read the full story here. 

The Colony Group Announces Promotion of Eight New Principals

BOSTON, MA – The Colony Group, an independent, national wealth and business management firm with approximately $20 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce the promotion of...

The Truth About Taxes in Retirement

Taxes are a fact of life—even in retirement. How much you will be required to pay could have an effect on your lifestyle during this phase of your life....

What You Need to Know About the Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

Last week, Congress passed a $900 billion relief bill called The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act).  The legislation was signed into law by the President on Sunday, December...

Should you plan for higher taxes now? Yes, say tax professionals.

With the election just around the corner, we thought it would be helpful to alert you to some of the tax planning ideas we are currently considering for clients....

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – 5 Welcome Revisions

(PPPFA) was signed into law on June 5, 2020 with nearly full bipartisan support.  It provides several important revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) summarized below. Expanding the...

Low Interest Rates Offer Opportunities To Pass More Wealth to Future Generations

Good news remains elusive these days, but low interest rates may be the good news we need right now. The low rate environment offers several opportunities to pass significant...

Loss of PPP Expense Deductibility Could Mean Higher Taxes Later

If you were fortunate enough to get through the application and received a loan under the Payment Protection Program (PPP), well done!  Unfortunately, the IRS recently issued guidance regarding...

Loss of PPP Expense Deductibility Could Mean Higher Taxes Later

Will businesses that got PPP loans face higher taxes next year? Sean Kelly of The Colony Group uncovers the double-dip double-cross in his article.

Small Business Loans Replenished with $370 Billion, but You Need to Act Now

Both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL) have received a combined $370 billion of new funding after the original $349 billion dried...

What Businesses Need to Know About the CARES Act

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act provided much needed financial relief to millions of individuals and businesses impacted by the near-global economic shutdown....

Key Components of the CARES Act for Individuals

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently enacted into law and many of the provisions of the $2 trillion package may be relevant to you....

Retirement Is a Whole New Ballgame Under the SECURE Act

Part of the $1.4 Trillion spending package passed by Congress and signed off by the President, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (“SECURE”) Act contains several important...

How Business Owners Could Reap Big Tax Savings

If you are a sole proprietor, a shareholder or member of an S-Corp, Partnership or LLC, including publicly traded partnerships, or if you own rental real estate, you may...