Tax Preparation & Planning

No one wants to pay more income taxes than is absolutely necessary. Save potentially thousands of dollars by putting your trust in Slater & Rutherford’s experienced tax accountants. We have a staff of CPAs, EAs and accountants dedicated to tax preparation, planning and advice for our individual, business, non-profit and trust clients. Let us keep up with the ever-changing tax laws and provide you with communication all year long on developments and tax tips.

Tax services include:


Comprehensive tax preparation

We offer tax preparation services for:

  • Individuals (1040)
  • S-Corps (1120S)
  • Corporations (1120)
  • Partnerships (1065)
  • Homeowners Associations (1120 and 1120H)
  • Trust and Estates (1041, 706)
  • Non-Profits (990, 990EZ, 990-N and 990T)

Multi-level review of tax preparation

Our returns go through a minimum of two reviews by an EA or CPA to ensure correctness.


Understanding of multi-state tax laws

We are versed in tax filing for all of the US states, so you don’t have to be!


Close coordination with our accounting services

To ensure that you have a clean set of books and timely tax filings, we offer accounting services that coordinate closely with our tax department to provide you with tax saving tips all year round and accurate tax filings.


Efficient tax process

We invest in leading edge software to be able to accurately and timely file your tax returns.  We have assisted hundreds of clients file electronically.  Our internal tax process is 100% paperless , saving  time, money and resources.

Our Reputation


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!


Wilson and Stephenie O.


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!


Barbara W. 


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!


Cathy Kamper. PLLC 


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!


Diversified Concrete Crafters, Inc P


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!


Terri Marotto Atkins


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


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.


Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering J


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!


Josh Fitch

Specialized Company

 We specialize in advisory, accounting and taxes for individuals, companies, non-profit entities, and homeowner's associations.

Dependable Services

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

Licensed & Insured

AICPA Members
Certified Pro-Advisor
Multiple CPAs and EAs on staff

Reputable Company

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.

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