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Brian Strahle, EA, MST, CMI

Partner, National Practice Leader - State and Local Tax

Nashville, TN
Franchise Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, Income Tax, Real Estate Transfer Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Tangible Personal Property Tax, Tax Credits and Incentives,
Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Private Equity, Professional Services, Real Estate, Technology, Transportation,


As Partner and National Practice Leader of State & Local Tax (SALT), Brian Strahle contributes over 25 years of experience to Frazier & Deeter. He specializes in providing SALT advisory services to growing start-up companies, middle market and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Brian’s expertise lies in conducting complex research and analysis to help companies reduce uncertainty and resolve controversy related to multistate income tax, franchise tax, gross receipts tax and sales tax positions, as well as identifying refund and credit opportunities.

Specific services may include: nexus reviews, sales sourcing analysis, sales taxability studies, apportionment reviews, filing method reviews (separate, combined or consolidated), related party transaction planning (transfer pricing), mergers and acquisitions due diligence (buy or sell side), restructuring and modeling, voluntary disclosure agreement negotiation, audit defense and administrative appeals representation, private letter rulings, net operating loss management and utilization, pass-through entity non-resident withholding and composite filing review, income tax and sales tax reverse audit, ASC 450 and ASC 740 provision consulting for uncertain sales tax and income tax positions, credits and incentives reviews and RAR compliance.

Brian serves as a subject matter expert, thought leader and technical researcher in the SALT community. He assisted in the development of Bloomberg BNA’s state income tax modeling tool, BNA State Tax Analyzer and Net Operating Loss tracker by providing multistate income tax technical research. Brian has authored 60+ articles, including his own column, “The SALT Effect,” in Tax Analyst’s State Tax Notes, where he published various articles on topics ranging from refund processes to cloud computing. His state tax blog, “LEVERAGE SALT,” currently contains over 1,000 blog posts detailing various SALT topics. As a distinguished speaker, he has delivered 60+ presentations speaking at tax planning conferences, webinars and meetings for Bloomberg BNA, EY, Baker Tilly, BDO, CPA societies, Strafford Publications and more.

During his career, Brian has worked in Fortune 500 company tax departments, Big 4 accounting firms and regional firms as a state tax practice leader. Prior to joining FD, Brian was a Managing Director and the Tennessee SALT Practice Leader for BDO.

Professional and Civic Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)


Master of Science, Taxation
Washington School of Law – Washington Institute for Graduate Studies | Salt Lake City, UT

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Millikin University | Decatur, IL

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