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.

To help protect the health and safety of our staff, our clients and our community, our office is temporarily closed to the public. To schedule a telephone, virtual or in person appointment, please call 507-388-1770.  Feel free to leave your documents in the locked drop box – located in the hallway outside the office door - Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 - noon. We will check the box throughout the day.

Please know that our team is so much more than the “office” you are used to seeing us in. Our amazing staff will continue to serve you with the same great care as always. We will just be doing it via telephone or virtually instead.


COVID-19 - your Swanson Hinsch & Co. CPA team is here for you.  


Let Swanson Hinsch Prepare Your Minnesota Property Tax Refund Return


Don’t Miss Out On Your Refund!


Homeowners may qualify for a refund up to $2,820

Renters may qualify for a refund up to $2,190


You may be eligible for a property tax refund if:


You are a homeowner and your 2019 household income was less than $115,020.  Or

You are a homeowner whose net real estate tax increased by more than 12% from 2019 to 2020 and the increase was $100 or more, regardless of your household income.  Or

You are a renter and your 2019 household income was less than $62,340.


Please mail all your 2020 real estate tax or 2019 renter’s CRP statements to our office.  The fee for this 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 2019 tax clients.  Please call 507-388-1770 or email cpa@swansonhinsch.com with any questions.  Homeowners & renters can expect their refunds by October 15th for returns that are filed by the August 15, 2020 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 this fund and the amount.


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