Our team of CPAs in Columbia, Maryland is all set to offer you in-person or virtual tax preparation and business accounting services


  • Provide an exceptional client experience through proactive planning and effective execution.
  • Build trust with our clients through open and honest communication.
  • Conduct our business in a manner that is totally honest and professional with transparent service and pricing approach.

Meet Our Team

John Kim

Tax Accountant

Steve Kauffman

Tax Accountant

Terry Goddard

Tax Analyst

Shirley Huang

Office Manager

  • Hands down, the best CPA in our area-possibly the whole DMV area! We know this is a big claim, but being in business over 50 years, and having tried dozens of them, we have yet to find a better accounting experience than what we have with John Kim. Mr.Kim has done our bookkeeping, taxes, and payroll for many years flawlessly. We have their top tier package with includes Quickbooks and it's been very easy to use with the assistance of Kauffman|Kim LLP. The staff is so amazing and knowledgeable in their industry. Thank you for staying this great this long John!

    Brandon's Flowers

    5 star
  • John Kim prepared my 2019 taxes which involved both individual and S-corporation returns. During the process, he showed himself to be responsive, knowledgable, and very thorough. I would not hesitate to use Kaufman | Kim for any future tax prep or accounting needs.

    Oliver P

    5 star
  • If I could give 10 stars I would, 5 stars are not enough!!! This is a great firm that you can trust. I was skeptical as a first time purchaser of Accounting and Bookkeeping services, but John Kim has provided A++ services and remarkable professionalism/client care from the first time we made contact, and this was BEFORE payment. He goes above and beyond, and you can tell he really cares about his clients and helping them. He goes out of his way, even working accelerated or outside of business hours to meet deliverable deadlines. I feel so supported like we are one team. Very responsive, works very quickly, super dependable, GREAT work, and reasonable. Highly recommend - don't hesitate to go with their services. You won't be disappointed, you'll be MORE than impressed.

    Toni P

    5 star
  • John has helped me a LOT with my business and personal tax. The communication is very fast. Every time I need some advice from him I just simply shoot him a text or an email and he'd reply in no time. Now I found my lifetime CPA! Thanks, John!

    Tanya J

    5 star
  • Very happy with John Kim, CPA, for my small medical practice. Their full suite of services and subscription-based model meets my needs quite well. They are very responsive and professional. Highly recommended!

    Norman J

    5 star


August 31, 2020

Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) to provide tax benefits to investors who invest eligible capital gains into designated economical distressed communities. To date, over 8,700 low-income communities have been designated as QOZs. A list can be found at
August 31, 2020

Retirement Plans

As of 2019, the average monthly Social Security payment is $1,422 and you will most likely need more than that to live comfortably during your retirement. Retirement saving is a top priority for many savers and the earlier you start, the less money it will take. But which retirement account do you open and contribute to? There are many different types of retirement plans and the tax benefits vary greatly.
August 31, 2020

Charitable Contribution: Ultimate Tool to Kill Two Birds with One Stone

A charitable contribution is a donation or gift to, or for the use of, a qualified organization. You may deduct charitable contributions of cash made to qualified organizations if you itemize your deductions. Deduction on charitable contributions are reported on Schedule A. (Itemized Deductions) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TJCA) increased the annual contribution limits for cash gifts to public charities from 50% to 60%.


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