Rochester Tax Compliance

Proactive Tax Strategies.

The business and tax environment has become increasingly complex. Most cannot maintain the expertise necessary to ensure compliance in all tax disciplines. Smith Schafer’s Rochester Team will work closely with you to evaluate your situation and recommend the best approach to tax compliance.

Our Experience

Richard Smith and Orlin Larson co-founded Smith Larson and Co. in Rochester, Minn in 1971. We have over 45 years of experience helping businesses, in numerous industries, effectively minimize tax liability. Our Rochester office professionals can help you reduce your taxes, over both the short and the long term. Our extensive knowledge of tax laws enable us to create proactive solutions, maximizing your tax savings and supporting overall financial goals.

Rochester Tax Compliance Services:

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Corporate Tax Preparation

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S-Corp Tax Preparation

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Partnerships & LLCS

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Estate & Gift Tax Returns

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Sales & Use Tax Reporting

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State & Local Tax

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IRS/State Tax Representation

Smith Schafer’s Rochester office specializes in complex tax returns. You can trust their knowledge and thorough review of your tax situation.

Business Tax Resources

Tax-free Disaster Relief Payments to Employees

Tax-free Disaster Relief Payments to Employees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Employers can issue tax-free disaster payments to their employees under Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code. The payments are deductible for the employer, but not included in the income of the employee.

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Our client satisfaction is exceptional, as demonstrated by our 95% satisfaction rate.

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Why Clients Choose Us

Have enjoyed good service for over 30 years.

 - R & W Fleming Corporation

Our service is always exceptional and never have to second guess the answers.

 - EnergyPrint, Inc.

Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years.

The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer & Associates is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!

I have worked with Jason Boynton for several years. He has consistently provided exceptional service and advice always delivered in a timely, pleasant manner.

Smith Schafer always makes everything go smoothly. They were recommended to us by our community bank. We have been using their services for many years for our small business and personal taxes. We always feel well taken care of and that we are receiving the best advice, direction, information and tax preparation."

- The Dog Perk Corporation

Smith Schafer always provides great information for our business. They are thorough with our accounting and financial planning. We have leaned heavily on them with interpretation of the PPP Loan and COVID-19 planning. They have been instrumental in our success and are always very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any of our questions."

Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years."

The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!"

We love our CPA team at Smith Schafer. They have helped us navigate many personal and business decisions."

Smith Schafer is very dedicated to their clients and always has their best interests in mind. They are very knowledgeable and thinking ahead to what the clients may be needing in the future. We would highly recommend Smith Schafer to our family and friends."