Clarus Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sales Tax Specialists of Texas (“STST”) based in Dallas, Texas. As part of the acquisition, Steve Hanebutt, CPA, will join the firm as a new partner. Steve brings more than 25 years of experience in the sales and use tax arena. Licensed in Texas, he spent 10 years in public accounting – split between Arthur Andersen and two large, local CPA firms – prior to starting his own sales tax consulting firm. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington.
“We are excited that Steve is joining the Clarus Partners team,” said Managing Partner Jeff Mallory. “His expertise in the state of Texas and south-central U.S. will be a tremendous benefit to our clients and help us expand the Clarus footprint.”
Clarus Partners is a state and local tax practice specializing in Sales & Use Tax, Business Licensing, and Property Tax. In concert with its compliance and consulting services, the firm offers a suite of software products designed to assist companies with their sales, use and business license compliance. Clarus Partners is headquartered in Columbus, OH, and has employees and offices in Raleigh NC; Boise ID; Louisville KY; St. Louis MO; and Dallas TX.
The legacy accounting and consulting firm of Clarus Partners (Columbus, OH) and Blue & Co., (Carmel, IN) announced their merger, effective December 1, 2019. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC. Barry Adelman, Michael Stevenson and Matthew Kaufman have joined Blue & Co. The combined staff now totals more than 450 professionals in 11 offices across 3 states.
Clarus Partners Advisors, LLC, originally the State and Local Tax arm of Clarus Partners will retain the Clarus name and logo. “We are pleased to be able to carry on the trusted name of Clarus,” said Managing Partner Jeff Mallory. The Clarus Partners brand and logo will be retained by Clarus Partners Advisors as Indirect Tax advisors. “Our business has grown tremendously since the establishment of Clarus Partners Advisors, LLC a year ago,” said Mallory. The Indirect Tax firm, headquartered in Columbus, OH, has branch offices in North Carolina, Idaho, and Illinois.