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Check here often for the latest trends, tips and information from the IRS, Arizona Department of Revenue and other agencies and industry leaders.  Past posts and articles have been categorized here for quick reference. 

Issue Number: IR-2023-169: To protect taxpayers from scams, IRS orders immediate stop to new Employee Retention Credit processing amid surge of questionable claims; concerns from tax pros, aggressive marketing to ineligible applicants highlights unacceptable risk to businesses and the tax system

Moratorium on processing of new claims through year’s end will allow IRS to add more safeguards to prevent future abuse, protect businesses from predatory tactics; IRS working with Justice Department to pursue fraud fueled by aggressive marketing WASHINGTON – Amid...

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Issue Number: IR-2023-170: Red flags for Employee Retention Credit claims; IRS reminds businesses to watch out for warning signs of aggressive promotion that can mislead people into making improper ERC claims

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service continues to warn businesses to watch out for aggressive marketing by nefarious actors involving the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and urged people to watch out for red flags that can signal trouble. The credit, also called...

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What Employers Should Know: I-9 Form Update

NEW I-9:  The federal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9, which is effective today, August 1, 2023.  A copy is attached.  Employers must start using it before November 1, 2023.  You can continue using the former version...

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We could not ask for a more professional team to manage our CPA and Tax needs. Our year end Audited Statement is completed in a timely manner - and without our having to get into the arcane details of accounting practices; Adam does a super job of presenting tax options which integrate our corporate options with our personal returns (we are a Sub-S). We appreciate eight years of professional support!

 

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The ladies and gentlemen that run Schutte & Hilgendorf are always helpful and on time with anything you throw at them. I have dealt with several CPA firms over the years since my husband and I have owned a couple of business's and we have found that Schutte & Hilgendorf have been the absolute best! Many thanks to each and everyone of them!

 

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My partner and I interviewed a few businesses to do our business and personal taxes. S & H won hands down. They are knowledgeable and personable, and deal with our quirky ways with grace! Love that we can email and get answers back quickly. We are so glad we chose S&H!

 

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I really appreciate Schutte & Hilgendorf, PLLC- CPA's because they are courteous, friendly and always do a job well done! They submit everything needed in a timely matter and, they truly "look out" for those of us who just can't digest the 'accounting thing.' Their staff always makes you feel like you're the only one they working with. A sincere and grateful thank you!

 

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After many years with another CPA, we were very frustrated with the level of service we were receiving. Being self-employed, has it's unique obstacles that can be overwhelming at tax time. Slater and Rutherford (Adam & Gidget) sat with my husband and I for nearly 2 hours, answering our questions, and taking the time to explain our best course of action. We really appreciate the time they took with us, and I just feel better not having to panic over taxes!

 

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I really enjoyed work with Schutte & Hilgendorf, PLLC for our annual financial review and 990 tax preparations. Great communication, quick turn around time once we got started and an overall great experience. Looking forward to working with them next year.

Nina Seim

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Schutte & Hilgendorg have provided professional services and advice for us since we incorporated our non-profit over 10 years ago. They are excellent to work with and always respond to our needs and questions in a timely manner with professional answers. I particularly recommend them for any non-profit tax and accounting work and they have served those I recommended with excellent service.

 

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Slater & Rutherford process my payroll, business taxes, and personal taxes, and they do so in a consistently professional manner. If I ever have a question (for example, depreciation on a rental property) they have a prompt and thorough answer. I am very happy with their service and will continue to work with them for the foreseeable future!

 

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