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Our nonprofit team has significant expertise with a broad range of tax exempt categories that enables us to help you identify  opportunities for potential tax reductions that you may have overlooked. Our nonprofit tax specialists have experience with not for profit businesses that fall within a variety of Internal Revenue Code exemptions, including 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(7), and 501(c)(13).

Our nonprofit accounting team monitors pending legislation and regulatory changes to help you develop strategic tax plans that maximize your tax saving opportunities while helping you be in compliance and avoid unnecessary penalties. You can depend on our team to tailor the process and integrate the best solution that helps you achieve your mission. We offer a variety of nonprofit accounting services that help your not for profit organization manage risks and explore new opportunities depending on the type of organization you are and the niche you are serving. These services include:

  • Form 990 preparation and compliance with revised requirements
  • Nonprofit tax services
  • Federal and state and local tax compliance
  • Unrelated business income tax issues
  • Historic tax credits
  • Property tax planning

To learn more about the terms used in the new Form 990,download our Form 990 Glossary.



  • Before working with Brown Smith Wallace, our organization’s accounting practices needed structure. The level of expertise, oversight, analysis and service that Brown Smith Wallace promised to provide far surpassed their nearest competitor and were major factors in our decision to engage them. Working with Brown Smith Wallace has given us the ability to track our finances more accurately, and has helped us improve our strategic decision making. Between the detailed financial reports, dashboards and monthly reviews, we now have detailed knowledge of how our organization is performing financially and can make informed decisions much quicker than in the past. Additionally, our audits for the past three years have resulted in very clean 990s due to the carefully detailed work that Brown Smith Wallace provides us. They are such a joy to work with and have become an integral part of our staff. I highly recommend them to any nonprofit or for-profit company looking for accuracy, timeliness, service and dependability.

    CASA of St. Louis

    Steve Moergen, Executive Director

  • Brown Smith Wallace provided important advice on how we could further explain who we serve and how we provide our critical and unique services on our 990. This increased our Charity Navigator rating to a 4, the highest rating available. We are grateful for the assistance from the Brown Smith Wallace team in helping our organization reach this milestone.

    Food Outreach, Inc.

    Julie Pole, Executive Director

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