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  • Career Opportunities for CPAs in Tax
    I walked into the first room and was met with blank stares, that is by those who were actually looking my direction and not punching someone under the table or braiding their neighbor’s hair. Despite my advance planning and dynamic PowerPoint presentation, I was having trouble reaching this
  • Capital Tax Update
    In August, it’s so quiet in Washington, you could hear a bill drop. That is, if Congress were here.  However, the IRS and AICPA are still in town and keeping busy; here’s a roundup of things you want to know. 
  • Tax Ethics & Professional Standards Guidance
    All AICPA members are subject to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, including all general and technical standards. There are several provisions in the Code of Professional Conduct that may be of particular interest to a member’s tax practice, including: Rule 101 – Independence, Interpretation
  • Section 2704 Valuation Regulations – How Will It Impact Your Clients?
    Despite the long-held belief in tax planning circles that the above is true, the IRS recently proposed regulations that, according to Mark Mazur, assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, “will close a tax loophole that certain taxpayers have long used to understate the fair
  • Problems Obtaining Transcripts In Lieu of an Estate Tax Closing Letter
    Last year, the IRS announced that it will no longer automatically issue an estate tax closing letter; instead, taxpayers must request one. The IRS has suggested that an acceptable substitute may be an account transcript with the transaction code 421, Closed examination of tax return, which notes
  • Tax Section Webcast Archives
    Tax Section webcasts, presentation slides, and handouts are archived and available for Tax Section members to watch on-demand (without CPE) for one year following the live event.
  • Free CPE Events Exclusively for Tax Section Members; Register Today!
    The AICPA's Tax Section would like to express its sincere gratitude for your membership and commitment to the CPA profession. To demonstrate our appreciation, we invite you to join us on our upcoming Tax Practice Quarterly webcast series - a series focused on helping you run an efficient and
  • Tax Identity Theft Information and 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.
  • Brexit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & Answers for Tax Professionals
    The UK vote to leave the EU, may have major implications for clients and tax practitioners. Here are answers to help address the most common questions raised by BREXIT.
  • Member Spotlight: Lisa C. Germano, CPA, CGMA, JD
    Lisa C. Germano, JD, CGMA, CPA, has served as a Tax Division Volunteer for over 25 years. She has been a member of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee and the Employee Benefits Taxation Committee, as well as several task forces on topics specific to employee benefits. In 2015, she was awarded the
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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.

Our services include: