Tom Larson, CPA

team member
Tom Larson, CPA
Senior Manager

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and a senior manager with Renita M. Owens, CPA, LLC with over 20 years of experience providing tax compliance, consulting, and financial statement preparation and auditing services to a diverse array of clients, including commercial businesses, non-profit organizations, medical groups, estates and trusts, and successful individuals.

Based in the Greenville office, Tom provides a full range of tax compliance and consulting services related to entity choice, accounting methods and periods, business valuations, corporate reorganizations, stock redemptions, loss limitations, like-kind exchanges, uniform capitalization rules, basis adjustments and computations, long-term contracts, accounting reserves and deposits, condemnation awards, installment sales, gifting, compensation, cancellation of debt, offer-in-compromise, state income tax filing requirements, and sales tax.  Tom frequently represents clients before federal and state taxing authorities for tax and audit defense, as well as employment tax, excise tax and property tax issues.  Tom performs lectures and presentations for tax-related issues and tax planning opportunities for the public, various private organizations and in-house training.

In the financial statement area, Tom performs various financial statement reporting services including financial statement audits, reviews, compilations, and agreed upon procedures for businesses, non-profit organizations, pension and profit sharing plans, religious institutions and the construction industry.

Tom is instrumental in the coordination, management, and implementation of regimented estate planning for individuals as well as succession planning for various business ventures.  Tom’s experience in the estate and trust area includes estate tax, valuation and valuation elections, disclaimers, pecuniary bequest issues, gift taxation, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, and pooled income funds.

Tom obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Accounting from National University, San Diego.  Tom is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina, Florida and California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA).

Personal interests include running, boating, music, remote control airplanes, and of course family and friends.  Barbecuing is also one of his specialties.