Sara L. Goldhardt, CPA

Director, State & Local Tax Services
(614) 947-5243

Sara has over 20 years of experience in federal and state and local tax, servicing both public and private companies in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare, professional services and retail industries.

At GBQ, Sara leads the firm’s state income/franchise tax services efforts. In this role, she coordinates the successful completion of all multistate income/franchise tax engagements. Sara focuses her expertise on managing state income tax compliance, Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) consulting, nexus studies, allocation/apportionment reviews and transactional planning. She also assists clients with municipal income taxes, employment taxes and credits, and mobile workforce tax matters.

Prior to joining GBQ, Sara worked within Deloitte’s federal tax practice in Columbus, OH, where she primarily served middle-market clients in the manufacturing and construction industries. Sara was also employed as a Senior Tax Accountant at Greif located in Delaware, OH. While at Greif, she worked extensively in the areas of federal tax compliance, ASC 740, multistate income and franchise tax compliance and state income tax audits.

Sara is a former member of the National Board of Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), where she served as National Board Treasurer. In that role, she was the Board Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.


  • The Ohio State University – B.S., Business Administration, Accounting

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Payroll Association