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Frank Smith

Frank is a Partner with Raffa and has more than 25 years of experience working with tax-exempt organizations and is considered a subject matter expert in analyzing complex transactions engaged in by all types of exempt organizations.

Since joining Raffa in 2002, Frank has managed Raffa’s Tax Exempt department, preparing and reviewing annual tax returns and providing tax consultation services related to day-to-day operations of private foundations, public charities and trade associations. Frank has led numerous presentations and webinars that took clients, non-clients, boards and policymakers line-by-line through the 990 form and addressed all types of issues that impact nonprofit organizations. In addition, Frank provides annual trainings related to applying for tax-exempt status and satisfying Form 990 tax reporting requirements for members of the DC Bar, AICPA, GWSCPA and others.

Prior to joining Raffa, Frank was a senior manager in the national tax department of Ernst & Young where he specialized in analyzing and addressing tax issues related to the nonprofit industry. Frank also assisted with the creation and maintenance of a national online tax advisor service that provided written tax advice to internal and external users nationwide. As part of those responsibilities, Frank was the primary responder on all issues related to private foundations.

Frank is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the District of Columbia and a member of AICPA. Frank has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a master's degree in Taxation from Brigham Young University.