Timothy D. Adams CPA

Tim is a tax shareholder with over 20 years of experience working with clients relative to their state and local tax opportunities and issues. His primary focus is in multi-state income/franchise taxes, sales/use taxes, gross receipts taxes, unclaimed property, personal property taxes and incentives/credits.

Tim is an experienced tax and business advisor providing clients with timely and value-added advice regarding ever-changing state and local tax laws and regulations, as well as, developments resulting from state and local tax court decisions.

His experience includes successfully assisting or representing taxpayers in various state and local tax matters in nearly every state across the country. Specifically, this experience includes audit representation and appeals, refund analyses and other multi-state tax planning and consulting that has added significant value to Tim’s clients.

Tim instructs the firm’s personnel in multi-state tax issues and developments impacting Schneider Downs’ clients and speaks externally to groups or conferences on state and local tax topics affecting taxpayers across the country.


B.S. - Accounting, Grove City College

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—PICPA State Tax Committee

Member—PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter – Executive Committee

Member (Past Chair)—Western Pennsylvania State Committee

Past President—Economic Club of Pittsburgh


Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Walking and playing on a beautiful golf course

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
To whom much is given much is expected

Who was your role model?
My parents – not in words, but in their actions as parents, grandparents and as a married couple

What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to be a fighter pilot

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Welcome and embrace the opportunities and different paths that are available to you

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Each day is different from the last.

Do you have a “motto?”
Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Don’t allow the fear of failure or struggle be the reason you don’t grow as a professional.

Timothy D. Adams CPA

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Shareholder Don Applegarth has more than 26 years of public accounting experience and is the practice leader of the Schneider Downs Accounting, Assurance and Advisory Services department. He has experience serving companies in a variety of industries, including but not limited to manufacturing, retail, construction, real estate, transportation and logistics, and natural resources.

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