Brent P. Johnson

Of Counsel

Brent’s experience in public accounting, coupled with managing a Corporate Tax Department, allows him to deliver effective tax compliance, insightful and practical analysis of tax planning, all while keeping an eye on the impact these functions have on a corporation’s overall financial performance.  Since beginning his career in tax in 1991, when he collaborated on the re-engineering of the worlds largest professional service firms compliance services, he has specialized in corporate tax compliance, planning, and financial reporting.  In 2005, he started Johnson & Company, CPAs, which he subsequently merged with Clarus Partners in 2007.  After working on leading a company-wide implementation of a WOTC program Brent watched as the program grew from no credit to what is in excess of $600,000 annually today and in 2015 created Clarus Solutions.  Clarus Solutions is dedicated solely to helping businesses and communities maximize the multi-faceted benefits of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

  • B.S. in business with a concentration in accounting from The Ohio State University
  • Master of Taxation from Capital University School of Law


Areas of Expertise
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business tax compliance
  • Multi-jurisdictional business tax planning
  • Income tax accounting
Licensing & Certifications
  • CPA
  • MT
Professional & Community Involvement
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past President, Columbus Association of Tax Professionals