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  • Tax Practitioners: Beware Current IRS E-Services Phishing Scam
    It has come to our attention that a fraudulent email (see sample below) is being issued to tax preparers asking them to update their e-Services information. This email WAS NOT generated by the Internal Revenue Service. 
  • Wait! What? It’s Time for Year-End Tax Planning
    When I hear the phrase “year-end tax planning,” I often think of the NPR show, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Then, my sentiment that rings so very true is: “Wait! What? Goodness, where did the year go?” For us as tax professionals, it seems that no sooner does our traditional fall busy season
  • IRS Testing W-2 Verification Code for Filing Season 2016
    For filing season 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will test a capability to verify the authenticity of Form W-2 data. This test is one in a series of steps to combat tax-related identity theft and refund fraud.
  • ACA - What's New?
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be an emerging area for taxpayers and the practitioners that serve them. With new rules and reporting forms, practitioners need to stay abreast of the changes.
  • Tax News from the National Tax Conference (Some of it was Good)
    By now, you’ve probably heard that the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced at the AICPA National Tax Conference that tax season could be delayed if Congress doesn’t renew expired provisions by the end of November.  
  • Gearing Up for Tax Season
    The November Tax Practice Monthly topic was Gearing Up for Tax Season. Speakers, Ami Oppe and Mike Crisler, currently serve on the AICPA Tax Practice Management Committee and are experts on many areas of tax season practice management. Both of them wanted to share their experiences and offer up
  • Expanding Current Partnership with CIMA Would Amplify Profession’s Voice in Advocacy
    Tax Section Newsletter article about the expansion of the current partnership with CIMA and how it would amplify the profession
  • A Note from Ed Karl, VP - Taxation
    Holidays are right around the corner and it feels like we want to put our feet up! But with so much going on in Washington, that’s just not going to happen.  Changes in congressional leadership, a budget agreement, work on the highway funding bill, fiscal-year 2016
  • Tax Season Resources for Accountants
    Get a quick-reference list of all key resources for accountants to use for the tax busy season. Utilize effective tools and resources for the current filing season.
  • Tax Identity Theft Information & Tools
    Identity theft is a growing area of concern for taxpayers and practitioners.  The AICPA has created this page to provide members with information about preventing identity theft, including tips to provide clients, and steps to take if it occurs.
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Schutte & Hilgendorf, a Prescott CPA firm, is a full service professional accounting firm that specializes in audit, accounting, and taxes for individuals, companies, non-profit entities, homeowner’s associations. We are part of the successor to a long established local accounting firm which has served its clients in Prescott for more than 35 years.

At Schutte & Hilgendorf, we engage with our clients to address their challenges and achieve their business objectives. Our accounting, audit, and tax professionals are trusted advisors to premier companies, HOAs, and individuals in the Prescott area and beyond. Our daily focus is our clients’ secure growth in increasingly complex times.

We are committed to delivering exceptional service. We are known for a straightforward personal approach and customized solutions to meet the evolving issues clients face.

We are capable, personable, and accessible. We strive to find the most efficient ways of doing things and welcome new technologies.

We service all of Yavapai County including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey, Chino Valley, Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Sedona.

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