A simple mission: add value through tax service and build long-term relationships


Our Story

Everyone, business owners; tax departments and CPA (a business’s trusted advisors) enjoys having a expert in their corner. Our team of tax professionals specialize in State & Local Taxes and Credits & Incentives. What sets us apart is this is all we do, our knowledge and experience helps resolve issues quickly, levels the audit playing field and provides the very best state & local tax advisors to work directly with your accounting and tax teams.

In April of 2002, four state & local tax professionals, frustrated with the chargeable hour driven model of public accounting and the one-time hit nature of many recovery firms, set out to build a state & local tax specialty firm that was different. A firm focused on clients needs first, services that bring value at every opportunity and a commitment to long-term relationships through education, collaboration and a commitment to improving client compliance. We are committed to the highest quality service, and have an impeccable reputation for honesty, integrity, thorough services that put our clients step ahead. Since 2002, Downey, Smith & Fier has been, and continues to be, lead by its four founding partners. Our management team on average has been with the company for over 10 years. Their experience includes prior Big-4 experience, as former Partners and Senior Managers; private industry working in tax departments and former California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Auditors and Compliance Specialist. Our team’s credentials includes EA (enrolled agent), CPA, MBT and professional association designations.

DSF is committed to leveraging technology, maintaining the most up-to-date research tools, servers, software platforms to meet our clients needs. We have developed recovery software that standardized our recovery reports ensuring efficiency and the highest quality work product. DSF maintains databases of prior results including vendors and products. This information provides us the ability to maximize the benefits our clients receive. We treat your issues, like they’re our issue….customized approach, expert experience, specialized knowledge delivered in a responsive comprehensive service focused on solutions. You will meet with our best, most qualified, Partner or Senior Manager as your service team.


Meet The Partners