Smith & Howard is honored to have been named one of the Top Tax Firms in the nation by Forbes. In December 2019, Forbes announced its first ever “Best Tax and Accounting Firms” list. The list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the U.S. was created through a partnership with market research company Statista. Forbes said the 227 firms on the list include businesses of all sizes located across the country.
“We are proud to be one of the select firms recommended for our tax services because the recognition comes from our clients and peers,” said Sean C. Taylor, Managing Partner at Smith & Howard. “There are tens of thousands of firms of all sizes offering accounting and tax services nationally, which makes this recognition both humbling and inspiring.”
According to Forbes, between August 12 and September 13, 2019, Statista considered 1,800 survey responses from CPAs, enrolled agents, tax lawyers, accountants and CFOs. Survey participants who worked for a tax or accounting firm could name up to ten of their peer firms offering tax or accounting services that they would recommend if their company were not able to take on a client. Survey participants who worked in a company on the client side were asked to name up to ten firms each in tax and accounting that they would recommend based on their professional experience during the last three years. The firms that received the most recommendations were included on the list.
Statista said it carefully reviewed the survey results, confirmed eligibility and carried out additional checks on recent regulatory violations before compiling the final list.