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Welcome to Smith & Howard

Headquartered in Atlanta, Smith & Howard is a top Atlanta CPA firm providing a wide range of services, including assurance, tax, accounting and advisory services. Our business clients range from start-ups to large, established businesses that operate across the U.S. and internationally. We also have a strong nonprofit client family, including many of Georgia's most respected organizations. By extension, we also serve the tax, accounting and advisory needs of the owners and executives of businesses.

Recognized for two consecutive years (2014 and 2015) as the number one firm in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting and as a Top Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, we bring a national scope of services with a personal, responsive service approach and a team of smart, dedicated professionals that work with clients year after year.

Our reputation and standards for excellence, as set forth in our Values are supported by the high regard in which our clients and associates hold us, the historical results of our peer reviews under the AICPA standards and our PCAOB compliance. 

We frequently provide updated information on topics of interest to individuals as well as to industry sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, nonprofit, real estate, technology and construction. Our most recent articles, blog posts and news items can be found below, or you can access our full library of blog posts here and articles here

 

Latest News & Media

Leadership Lessons

This is the third in my series on 10 Qualities of a Leader, taken from a list published by Forbes...

Tax

While most Americans are fairly well-versed in Roth IRAs – a retirement vehicle in play since 1997 – fewer are as...

S&H Team

We are pleased to announce that Smith & Howard has been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting as a...

Nonprofits

An update released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) on August 18, 2016 is the first in a set of...

Leadership Lessons

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S&H Team

On July 29, 2016, John Lucht, Managing Partner of Smith & Howard announced that Lori Wagnon and Christine...

Manufacturing

In recent quarters, manufacturing has been subject of a tug of war between economic trends that support the re-...

Tax

Georgians awaiting a sales tax holiday for savings on school supplies, computers or software or even clothing, can...

Hospitality

The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast predicts that restaurant industry...

Tax

We would like to remind our clients or raise your awareness on a new rule that went into effect January 1, 2016 for...

Tax

"File & Suspend/Restricted Spousal Application" has caused quite a stir with those that are...

Tax

Tax compliance with the filing requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had several new developments....

How To

The holiday season is coming to an end, which means now is the time people start thinking about thank you notes....

Accounting/Audit

The Internal Revenue Services has issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates which are used to calculate the...

Real Estate

Real estate industry CEOs and CFOs were the highest paid across eight major industry sectors during 2014, according...

Real Estate

Deal activity in the commercial real estate sector is growing amid soaring property values and an increased...

Tax

The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015”

December 18, 2015

Once...

Medical Practices

If your business has filed a Form 5500 with the audit of the employee benefit plan attached, you have or will...

Manufacturing

Smith & Howard was pleased to be a sponsor of this year's Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Summit, held today at...

Tax

With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s time to consider additional tax saving strategies for this year (...

How To

Most companies register more than a touch of anxiety when they receive a letter from their...

S&H Team

Smith & Howard was recently named one of the 2015 Accounting Today’s...

How To

In early 2015, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released new findings from a survey about public...

S&H Team

Smith & Howard Ranked #1 Among Elite Best of the Best CPA Firms in the Nation for Second Consecutive Year...

Construction

While you’ve likely heard plenty about the Tangible Property Final Regulations issued by the IRS in 2013, it’s...

Construction

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How To

In an effort to continually increase economic activity...

Tax

Overview

As consumers we’re all familiar with the concept of paying sales tax for the goods...

Tax

While failing to plan may be the the most common mistake in estate planning, creating a plan that is too complex or...

Latest News & Media

Leadership Lessons
This is the third in my series on 10 Qualities of a Leader, taken from a list published by Forbes. In this segment, I’d like to touch on...
Tax
While most Americans are fairly well-versed in Roth IRAs – a retirement vehicle in play...
S&H Team
We are pleased to announce that Smith & Howard has been recognized by INSIDE Public...
Nonprofits
An update released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) on August 18,...
Leadership Lessons
For the last five years, I've had a new passion. I'm not quite sure of its genesis, but I suspect it was related to a problem I needed to...

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