Timothy R.J. Howe

Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

I have never worked with a team as strong, knowledgeable and passionate as the team we have here at Smith + Howard. The passion for client service and desire for growth is evident at every level within the firm and continues to ignite our fire for advancement every single day.

Tim is a nationally recognized sales and use tax expert, providing indirect tax services to a wide range of clients.

Tim joined Smith + Howard in 2014 and is a partner in our Accounting and Advisory practice. He also leads the firm’s sales and use tax practice.

Tim has more than a decade of tax, technology and business advisory experience, most recently as the director of operational tax for a large franchise restaurant company in Atlanta. In this position, Tim was responsible for $30+ million in tax remittances each month, improving tax processes and assisting in research and audit defense activities for sales and use tax, property tax, business license and 1099 compliance activities.

Additionally, Tim spent several years at a Big 4 firm, providing IT project delivery and project and program management expertise with software implementations, risk management and internal audit projects. Tim has provided tax advisory services to a wide range of clients in the manufacturing, power and utilities, software and financial services areas and has an in-depth knowledge of SOX 404 compliance. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on issues and emerging trends in the sales and use tax arena.


  • Atlanta, Georgia


  • Georgia State University – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Council on State Taxation
  • Restaurant Industry Sales Tax Audit Professionals (Former Member of Board of Directors)


  • Seattle, Washington

Interests + Hobbies

  • Traveling
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Playing golf
  • Seattle Mariners baseball
  • Seattle Seahawks football

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