Steve Halt

Steve Halt

CPA Tax Partner / English

Steve Halt is Tax Partner at Halt, Buzas & Powell, and spent many years as the firm’s Managing Partner (1988-2014). With 44 years of accounting experience, he offers an extraordinary depth of knowledge to help businesses, individuals, nonprofits and government contractors navigate challenges and reach their full financial potential. His particular focus is on strategic business planning, mergers and acquisitions, and tax, including tax planning for businesses and individuals. Steve has a long history of successfully representing clients in federal and state audits, and frequently serves as an expert witness in the federal court system.

In addition to his work at the firm, Steve spent twelve years as Executive Forum Director of a roundtable organization for business owners by the Fairfax Chamber. He and other Forum leaders served as the board of directors for organizations owned by the group’s participants, all business owners. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and has earned multiple professional accolades over the course of his career, including recognition by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the Top Financial Professionals in the category of Income Tax Planning and Investment Planning, as a Top Tax Accountant by the Washingtonian Magazine, and as a Smart CPA by SmartCEO Magazine.

A native of Oxon Hill, MD, Steve completed his Bachelor of Accounting at the University of Maryland before entering the accounting profession in 1974, and went on to start his own firm in 1977. When he’s not working or enjoying time with his three daughters and six grandchildren, Steve loves playing golf and restoring classic cars at home in Fort Washington, MD.

Fun Facts About Steve

  • Growing up, he was a member of an archery club and a baseball league, winning many trophies for both.
  • He’s quite the storyteller.
  • His father’s side of the family were all professional musicians and at one time Steve was also an accomplished trumpet player.

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