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Welcome to Hawkins Ash CPAs

On behalf of our nearly 140 employees in Wisconsin and Minnesota, we welcome you to Hawkins Ash CPAs. We are both honored and excited to have the entire Anderson Tackman Mequon team join us in delivering the highest quality, well-rounded service offerings.

Depth of resources. Optimum results.

You can have every confidence that this transition will be beneficial to you. Dan and Jeff and the Mequon team will be able to spend more time with you and will also have a wider set of resources from which to pull. Along with their expertise in tax, accounting and auditing services, you now have the advantage of Hawkins Ash CPAs depth of services:

  • Tax Preparation and Tax Planning
  • Audit and Assurance Services
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll
  • Valuation and Succession Planning
  • Business Advisory Services
  • International Tax Expertise
  • ACA 1095 Reporting

We will guide you through the ever-changing business and legislative environment to help you achieve your maximum bottom-line, save taxes and preserve wealth.

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Tax Reform Podcasts

Deducting Business Losses for Pass-Through Entities

It’s not uncommon for businesses to sometimes generate tax losses. But the tax law limits deductible losses in some situations. And the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) further restricts the amount...

Small Business Owners Should Double-Check Their Tax Returns

Now more than ever, small business owners need to double-check their tax returns before filing. Why? Because many of the changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act take effect with the 2018...

Business vs. Hobby: The Tax Rules Have Changed

If you generate income from a passion such as cooking, woodworking, raising animals — or anything else — beware of the tax implications. They’ll vary depending on whether the activity is treated...

IRS Issues Notice Making Some Parking Lot Expenses Not Deductible

In December 2018, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2018-99 which detailed how the IRS planned on implementing the part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act relating to “qualified parking”...

Podcast: Parking Lot Regulations

On December 10, the IRS published a notice which detailed how the IRS planned on implementing the part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for “qualified parking” benefits to employees. As the rules...


Mortgage Matters: To Pay Down or Not to Pay Down

If you’re a homeowner and manage your finances well, you might have extra cash after you’ve paid your monthly bills. What should you do with this extra money? Some would say make additional...

Step Carefully with Loans Between a Business and Its Owner

It’s common for owners of closely held businesses to transfer money into and out of the company. But it’s critical to make such transfers properly. If you don’t, you might hear from the IRS....

Cost Segregation Studies Can Benefit Business Owners

Any business owner who’s acquired, constructed or substantially improved a building this year — or even in previous years — should read up on the tax benefits of a cost segregation study....

Paying for College: The American Opportunity Tax Credit

Over the last couple of weeks, we talked about business credits that are available. Go back and listen to those podcast recordings on our website. Today I want to transition into some personal tax...

New Lease Standard (ASU 2016-02)

The effective date for ASU 2016-02 Leases, is just around the corner. For n on-public entities it is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2019, which would be an organization’s...

New Features for QuickBooks Online

Payroll Processing Have you ever been processing a payroll in QuickBooks Online only to realize that an employee has had a change since the last time you processed? Now you can make changes right...

DOL Releases Final Ruling on Overtime

The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay...

Credit for Setting Up a Retirement Plan

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve talked about different credits that are available to businesses for doing things they might do every day and may not think they have a tax credit for. This is a...

Client Feature and Executive Director Q&A: House of Hope

House of Hope was created in the late 90’s as a startup nonprofit organization by a group of healthcare professionals to help mothers who weren’t receiving substantial prenatal and postnatal...

Outagamie Sales Tax Increase

A half-percent sales tax will go into effect January 1, 2020 for Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Businesses that make taxable sales in Outagamie County will need to update their...


QuickBooks Update Newsletter: September 2019

Stay up to date on the latest QuickBooks advice and information from our recent QuickBooks Update. Headlines include: Outagamie Sales Tax Increase Register for these Upcoming Events: QuickBooks...

Tax+Business Alert: September 3, 2019

Stay up to date on the latest tax and business advice and information from our recent Tax+Business Alert. Headlines include: Double Up on Tax Benefits by Donating Appreciated Artwork\ Upcoming...

Nonprofit Connection Newsletter: August 2019

Gain insight in the nonprofit community with our just-released Nonprofit Connection Newsletter. Latest segment headlines include: New Guidance for Grants and Contracts Nonprofit Tax Tidbits: Form...

Tax+Business Alert: August 20, 2019

Stay up to date on the latest tax and business advice and information from our recent Tax+Business Alert. Headlines include: Know a Teacher? Tell Them About This Tax Break! Podcast: The Zero...

Tax+Business Alert: August 6, 2019

Stay updated in the business and tax world with these latest articles from our experts in our Tax+Business Alert: Consider the Flexibility of a Self-Directed IRA Podcast: The Affordable Care Act...

Your Mequon Team


1249 W. Liebau Road, Suite 200

Mequon, WI 53092

Dan Moriarty, CPA


Jeff Knorr, CPA


Steve Witkowski, Jr., CPA


Michael Benton, CPA


Lisa Casper

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Ellingboe


Nancy Glorioso

Administrative Assistant

Donna Klotz


Mary Krohn


Maribeth Miller


Steve Pabian, CPA


Holly Pett, CPA


Lucas Petzold, CPA


Julie Schowalter


Blake Markee, CPA

Senior Associate

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