John Smartt (CPA)

John Smartt focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • AUM
  • Business Owners
  • Estate & Generational Planning Issues
  • Federal Employees
  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Hourly

Planning Specialties

Investment returns are maximized and both investment risk and capital gains taxes are reduced by using broadly diversified, very low cost, low portfolio turnover Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs. Custody of client assets is through TD Ameritrade Institutional Serivces.

Minimum account size: $100,000 or headed there. Investment Management Service fee: 1/2% per year, billed quarterly

Additional Information

Vanguard mutual funds and EFTs are used to minimize costs, including income tax costs.   I believe that long term investment returns, per unit of risk borne, are maximized through a "buy-and-hold" approach to investing.

My passions include volunteer construction work with Habitat for Humanity International, three international trips so far, and 2-3 days per week of volunteering with the local, Knoxville HFH affiliate.

NAPFA Start Date

July 25, 2002


This Office

3039 Kingston Pike Apt 5 Knoxville, TN 37919-4615 Phone: (865) 525-9793 Fax: (865) 588-4159