Swanson Hinsch & Co. Chartered is a premier, independent CPA firm providing tax and added value services to individuals and closely held businesses.

Our services include: tax planning and preparation, business advice, financial reporting, payroll processing, accounting software training, litigation support, and bookkeeping. Swanson Hinsch & Co. prides itself on the firm's expertise, client advocacy and superior service. Our CPA firm members help individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals. We are conveniently located on hilltop Mankato, Minnesota.

Tax News and Industry Updates, is a click away.   This issue deals with these hot topics:

  • IRS—Is It Really You?  
  • Arrests Made in IRS Phone Scam 
  • Earned Income Credit Allowed Even Without Business Records
  • Employee Discounts Taxable to Employee When Provided to Friends
  • The Wrong Way to Transfer S Corporation Stock 

Call us at (507) 388-1770 with your questions.  We are here to help.

Click Here to see our Client Resource Handout List for a wide variety of helpful information topics. Please call us to receive any of the resources listed.


MInnesota Passes New Tax Bill:

On May 30, 2017, Governor Mark Dayton signed an omnibus tax bill that enacts a large number of changes that affect both personal and business income taxes as well as estates, sales tax and property taxes. For more information, click here.


Let Us Prepare Your Minnesota Property Tax Refund Return

Don't Miss Out On Your Refund!

Homeowners may qualify for a refund up to $2,660 

Renters may qualify for a refund up to $2,060

You may be eligible for a tax refund if:

  • You are a homeowner and your 2016 household income was less than $108,660 or
  • You are a homeowner whose net real estate tax increased by more than 12% from 2015 to 2016 and the increase was $100 or more, regardless of your household income, or
  • You are a renter and your household income in 2016 was less than $58,880.

Mail all your 2017 real estate tax or 2016 renter's CRP statements to our office.  The fee for the service begins at $200 and increases with complexity.  If no refund is expected, the fee will be courtesy discounted to a nominal $75 for our 2016 tax clients.  Please call or email with any questions.  Homeowners & renters can expect their refunds by October 15th for returns that are filed by the August 15, 2017 deadline.

Minnesota property tax return includes the non-game wildlife fund check-off.  Please include a note to us if you are interested in making a donation to the fund and the amount.


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