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Kelly Garrison, CPA

Tax Partner

Atlanta, GA
Business Tax, Estate Planning, Gift and Fiduciary Tax, Individual Tax, International Tax, Personal Financial Services, Tax,
Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Expatriates, Family Office, Healthcare, Professional Services,


As a Partner in Frazier & Deeter’s Tax Practice, Kelly Garrison is responsible for the tax compliance of individual returns, projections, trust, gift tax, partnership and S corporation tax returns. She provides specialized tax and accounting services to privately held businesses, physicians, attorneys and corporate executives. Working with individuals and closely held businesses, Kelly focuses attention on planning opportunities to minimize personal, trust and estate tax liabilities. Her specialties also include foreign reporting requirements and inbound /outbound foreign income planning and preparation.

As a leader in the FD Personal Financial Services Group, Kelly consults on sophisticated planning techniques. She has been instrumental in communicating tax planning opportunities relating to new tax laws and regulations. She acts as a liaison between her clients and their wealth management and financial planning teams to support the overall financial objectives of her clients.

Before joining the firm, Kelly worked in the International Assignment Services Division at Deloitte and Touche, LLP. Her primary duties were individual consulting and compliance for expatriates and inpatriates. She also prepared compensation details for SEC clients.

Kelly is a frequent speaker regarding personal financial planning. She has spoken on a variety of topics for groups such as Keller Williams, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Marist High School and Emory University.

Professional and Civic Organizations

Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
National Academy of Public Accounting Professional’s Rising Star, 2016
Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute, 2017- 2018
The Tax Adviser – Editorial Advisory Board
Atlanta Estate Planning Council – Board of Directors
Marist High School – Executive Alumni Board of Directors
Notre Dame Academy – Audit Committee Member
Winter’s Chapel UMC Preschool – Board of Directors
Atlanta Women’s Foundation – Women on Board


Master of Taxation
Georgia State University | Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science, Management
with honors
Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, GA

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