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Here are a few of the questions we are frequently asked. If you have others, please contact us!


What do CPAs do?

CPAs are trusted professionals offering high-level analysis and long-view recommendations encompassing every detail of a financial picture. Read more.


What are a CPA's Qualifications?

CPAs qualifications make us trusted professionals who are uniquely qualified to meet all of your personal or business financial management and tax planning needs.

  • Hold an undergraduate degree
  • Complete up to 150 semester hours of education 
  • Pass a comprehensive, rigorous four-section, qualifying examination
  • Meet strict state licensing guidelines
  • Fulfill 120 hours of continuing professional education every three years
  • Abide by a code of professional ethics


Are there things I should consider before I talk to you about being my CPA?

Prior to meeting with a CPA, you should review your present and future financial goals and needs. Read more.


What type of services does a CPA firm offer?

With more than 45 years of experience, Smith Schafer has vast experience across a broad range of industries. It may seem daunting to stay current with all the new laws, limitations and regulations, but Smith Schafer is here to help. We have proactively developed a full-service team to address industry-specific and organizational challenges. We have the experience to communicate clear expectations with our clients and we work hard behind the scenes to deliver clean, quality results. We are focused on the best advice for every situation, presented in a timely and simple way that solves or avoids problems for our clients and other stakeholders. 

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Should I consult a CPA if I am starting a new business?

It is important to contact a CPA before forming and starting a new business. Read more.


Does this firm provide year-round service?

We are here for you 12 months a year, not just during tax season. Whether you have a simple tax question, need advice on the tax implications of a business decision, or want clarification on a government notice, we are here to help. A well-rounded, high-energy group of professionals are ready to give you the right answers to the issues that concern you most. Our accounting professionals take the time to understand you and your business so you know you are in good hands.

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