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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

Mortgage Interest Deduction Under New Tax Law: Podcast

The TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 really changed the way that people can deduct their mortgage interest on their tax returns. Prior to that law’s passage, taxpayers could deduct interest on the...

Withholding Under the New Tax Bill: Podcast

Back in February of 2018, the IRS came out with new federal tax withholding tables for employers to use based on the new tax law. Although these tables were designed for the average taxpayer, there...

Podcast: Depreciation

If you own a small business or rental property, you are certainly aware of the concept of Depreciation. For those that are not, depreciation is a way to write off an asset used in a business that...

Podcast: Pass-Through Business Deduction for Qualified Business Income

This is one of the largest and most complex parts of the TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017. It introduces the concept of QUALIFIED BUSINESS INCOME and the deduction that pass-through entities get for it...

Podcast: Changes to the Charitable Giving Deduction

One of the unintended consequences of the increased standard deduction was that many people who received a tax deduction for charitable giving in the past may not get that deduction going forward....


Board-Designated Net Assets

With the upcoming implementation of the new FASB Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (the standard) there will be changes occurring with the disclosures regarding board-designated net assets. For...

529 Plans and Saving for Education

According to the Wall Street Journal, the average college graduate has student loan debt of over $37,000, and as a group, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York says the amount is over 1.3 trillion...

Employee Benefit Plan and IRA Quick Reference Table

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for various qualified retirement plans and other amounts for 2018. While the pension plan...

December 2018 QuickBooks Newsletter

The December QuickBooks Newsletter from Hawkins Ash CPAs is now available. Headlines include the following: Setting Up User Access in QuickBooks Online Hawkins Ash CPAs Adds Location in Mequon,...

Benefits of Health Savings Accounts: Podcast

As we discussed previously, the TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 increased the standard deduction.  Because of that, it is estimated that 94% of taxpayers will now take the standard deduction.  One of...

Financial Institutions: Revenue Recognition Standard

The recognition of revenue under current accounting standards requires the consideration of two factors; being realized or realizable and being earned. FASB believes ASU 2014-09 will significantly...

Is Now the Time for Some Life Insurance?

Many people reach a point in life when buying some life insurance is highly advisable. Once you determine that you need it, the next step is calculating how much you should get and what kind....

Taxable vs. Tax-Advantaged: Where to Hold Investments

When investing for retirement or other long-term goals, people usually prefer tax-advantaged accounts, such as IRAs, 401(k)s or 403(b)s. Certain assets are well suited to these accounts, but it may...

The Shortcuts That You Want, Where You Want Them

Here's how to make your QuickBooks navigation quick, easy, and best of all, personalized. On the far left of your screen is the shortcut menu. If you’ve minimized it, it’s the strip (still on the...

Ways to Save for Retirement: Podcast

Whether you are an employee or you own your own business, retirement plans can be the best way to retire with dignity. With fewer companies offering pensions, it is really important that we save on...


Employee Benefit Plan Resources: November 2018

Check out our latest Employee Benefit Plan Resources Newsletter. This edition includes the following topics: 401(k) Plan Contributions for Student Loan Repayments: Potential Future Standard...

Nonprofit Connection: November 2018

Read and sign up for the Nonprofit Connection Newsletter. Topics in this quarter's edition include: Board-Designated Net Assets Nonprofit Tax Tidbits: Form 990 Schedule E and F The Tax Cuts and Jobs...

Tax+Business Alert: November 2018

Headlines of the November 2018 Tax+Business Alert include the following: Taxable vs. Tax-Advantaged: Where to Hold Investments Podcast: Ways to Save for Retirement Education Opportunities Doing Due...

Tax+Business Alert: October 2018

View our October 2018 Tax+Business Alert. Headlines lines in this edition include: Are You a Member of the Sandwich Generation? Podcast: Independent Contractor vs. Employee Avoid Penalties by...

Tax+Business Alert: September 2018

The September 2018 Tax+Business Alert publication includes the following headlines. TCJA Draws a Silver Lining Around the Individual AMT Podcast: When to Take Social Security QuickBooks Connect...

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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