Joseph Calamia II, CPA


About Joseph

Joseph Calamia II is a Partner with Sales Tax Defense LLC. The firm specializes in sales, use, and transaction taxes. Joseph is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 16 years of experience in multiple areas of tax representation.

Areas of Practice

  • Multi-state sales and use tax consulting
  • Sales and use tax return preparation
  • Sales and use tax audit defense
  • Sales and use tax refunds and recovery
  • Sales tax planning and research
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Payment plans
  • Disputing responsible person assessments
  • Voluntary disclosure agreements
  • Nexus studies
  • Penalty abatements
  • Offers-in-compromise
  • Bulk sale filings
  • Representation before government revenue agencies and auditors
  • Representing clients at Bureau of Conciliation and Mediation Services hearings

Professional Affiliations

  • National Conference CPA Practioners (NCCPAP), Director
  • Long Island Elite (LIE), Member 

Public Speaking

  • National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP)
  • New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) 
  • Long Island Tax Practitioners Symposium, Technology Forum
  • Sales Tax seminars for various accounting firms and organizations


  • National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Vol. 6 Issue 5 “What to do When You Owe the Tax Department Money”
  • National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Vol. 6 Issue 6 “The Fast and Ever Changing World of Sales and Use Taxes”


  • Master’s degree in Taxation, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Accounting, Briarcliffe College, 2007
  • Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business


  • Long Island Business News, Business & Finance Award honoree, 2023
  • New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), Emerging Leaders Award 2023, for Outstanding Achievement

Non-Profit Work

Joseph is a member of the Long Island Elite non-profit organization which raises funds for local causes. He serves on numerous committees within the organization, including assisting with the annual gala.