Matthew Kaufman


After guiding the path for his clients for over 25 years Matt Kaufman joined Clarus as Partner of the Corporate Tax practice in late Summer of 2018.  Matt is primarily focused on income tax consulting, compliance, and transactional analysis at Clarus Partners –  in addition to providing technical expertise on complex tax matters.

Assisting clients with day to day operational tax compliance or giving expert advice in buy-sell agreements Matt has the experience to provide the type of solutions that drive results.  Matt has designed his career around the tax needs of his clients.  Most recently, as a Partner at a large regional CPAfirm, his focus was primarily on complex tax technical issues, including:   Subchapter C, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and international, and accounting methods matters.  Previously, as a Partner at a Big Four CPA Firm, his focus was assisting his clients in all areas of their tax functions, including: planning and structuring, compliance, controversy and audit defense for international, Federal and state & local taxes and co-sourcing of their tax functions.  He also has extensive experience with accounting for income taxes (ASC 740) – including complex acquisitions and divestitures requiring carve out financial statements.

  • B.S.B.A in Accounting, West University
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate & Partnership Federal, International and State & Local Tax Planning
  • Compliance
  • Controversy and Audit Defense
  • Merger & Acquisition Planning
  • Tax Accounting
  • ASC 740 Matters
Licensing & Certifications
  • CPA
Professional & Community Involvement
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Ohio Health/FORE Hope Volunteer
  • Past Treasurer-FORE Hope
  • Leadership Columbus-Class of 2007
  • Tartan Fields Golf Club