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Travis Olson

La Crosse Accountant Achieves Certified Public Accountant License

Hawkins Ash CPAs has a new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the firm’s La Crosse, Wis., office. Associate Travis Olson ...
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COVID-19 Podcast - PPP Updates for October 2020 - Website

COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates for October 2020

Although there’s still a ton of unanswered questions and uncertainty, the guidance issued within the last couple months is starting ...
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/ / Payroll, Podcast, Tax
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Don’t Forget About the Search Feature in QuickBooks

The search feature is one of my favorite time savers. Below are easy steps for you to access this feature ...
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/ / Articles, QuickBooks
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How to Ditch the USB Drive

Do you mail or hand deliver a USB drive to provide a QuickBooks backup to your ProAdvisor or accountant? Did ...
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/ / Articles, QuickBooks
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Recording Funds Received from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Note: It is important to keep these funds separate for income tax reporting. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Loans up ...
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/ / Articles, QuickBooks
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Health Savings Accounts: An Overview

We haven’t talked about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in a while, so I figured, let’s talk about it since the ...
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/ / Podcast, Tax
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Verifying Data in QuickBooks

Verify Data is a QuickBooks utility that can determine whether or not your data file has become corrupted. Verifying data ...
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/ / Articles, QuickBooks
Jackie Anderson and David Fochs

New Rochester Employees at Hawkins Ash CPAs

Jackie Anderson and David Fochs, Jr., CPA, recently joined the staff of Hawkins Ash CPAs in the firm’s Rochester, MN, ...
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/ / Articles, Company News, Staff
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Reporting a Disaster’s Effects on Your Financial Statements

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided many lessons for business owners. One is how to report the impact of a disaster ...
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/ / Articles, Tax
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College Savings Showdown: 529s vs. Roth IRAs

Many people assume that a 529 plan is the ideal college savings tool, but other vehicles can help parents save ...
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/ / Articles, Tax
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