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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

I recently came across an article on Forbes’ web site that listed and described the top 10 qualities that make a...

Leadership Lessons

Are you the leader or the facilitator? There’s nothing wrong with being either one. But if you think you’re a...

Manufacturing

Manufacturing Exemptions – Items Used and Consumed in Manufacturing

Most manufacturers...

S&H Team
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Accounting/Audit

Lease Accounting Guidance: For several years, we have been following and relaying information regarding the...

Nonprofits

The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the Act), which was signed by the president on December 18,...

Tax

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

Manufacturing

Each month in Manufacturing and Distribution Matters, we provide monthly PMI updates to our readers. This month, we...

Tax

Today, it is unfortunately too regularly that we are sharing information about scams with our clients and friends....

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

When we meet with students for on-campus recruiting, one of the main discussions between our campus recruiting...

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...

Nonprofits

The holiday season always seems to open people’s hearts (and wallets). Giving to a charity is not only generous and...

Nonprofits

Your nonprofit organization can and should benefit from leveraging your social media accounts. Social media can...

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
I recently came across an article on Forbes’ web site that listed and described the top 10 qualities that make a great leader. A link to...
Leadership Lessons
Are you the leader or the facilitator? There’s nothing wrong with being either one. But if you think you’re a leader and you’re really a...
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Exemptions – Items Used and Consumed in Manufacturing Most manufacturers...
S&H Team
Smith & Howard and Smith & Howard Wealth Management recently announced the launch...
Accounting/Audit
Lease Accounting Guidance: For several years, we have been following and relaying...

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