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.

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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 $3,140
Renters may qualify for a refund up to $2,440

You may be eligible for a property tax refund if:

You are a homeowner and your 2022 household income was less than $128,280. 


You are a homeowner whose net real estate tax increased by more than 6% from 2022 to 2023 and the increase was $100 or more, regardless of your household income


You are a renter and your 2022 household income was less than $69,520.


Please mail all your 2023 real estate tax or 2022 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 $85 for our 2022 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, 2023 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.


               2023 Standard Mileage Rates

The standard mileage rates for 2023 & 2022 for taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, medical, moving, or charitable purposes are as follows:

                        Business Miles

2023                               65.5 cents per mile

01/01/22-06/30/22        58.5 cents per mile

07/01/22-12/31/22        62.5 cents per mile

                         Medical Miles

2023                               22 cents per mile

01/01/22-06/30/22        18 cents per mile

07/01/22-12/31/22        22 cents per mile

                          Moving Miles

2023                               22 cents per mile

01/01/22-06/30/22        18 cents per mile

07/01/22-12/31/22        22 cents per mile

                       Charitable Miles

2023 & 2022                   14 cents per mile


A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), after claiming a Section 179 deduction or bonus depreciation for that vehicle, for any vehicle used for hire, or for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.


We're Hiring For...

Staff Accountant

Are you looking to make a difference in a team environment? Swanson Hinsch & Co. CPA’s in Mankato, MN, a small locally owned firm, has a unique job opportunity with promotion potential for a results-oriented, Staff Accountant. You will work closely with the Tax Manager helping our clients with a variety of accounting and tax projects. 

Essential Functions:

·      Perform bookkeeping services including general ledger preparation, account reconciling and financial statement preparation.

·      Prepare payroll, payroll tax deposits and tax returns related to payroll taxes, sales and use taxes and excise taxes.

·      Prepare individual, corporate and partnership income tax returns, including review of tax information submitted by client for completeness.

·      Deal directly with client personnel.

·      Prepare documents which will be used by firm personnel and client personnel as an informational source and from time to time make presentations to the firm regarding new developments in the tax area.


Bachelors or Associates Degree in Accounting achieved or in-process and 1+ years of accounting or bookkeeping experience. The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented self-starter who thrives on giving top quality service while learning and growing professionally; is organized, accurate, outgoing and possesses a strong work ethic.

Be a part of our firm family. Email your resume today to cpa@swansonhinsch.com.


Congratulations to our CEO Belynda A. Hinsch, CPA for being named #2

Accountant in The Best of 2021 Mankato!!  What an honor for our team to have

a leader and mentor who is thought of in such high regard. Way to go Belynda!!


Belynda can often be heard singing the praises of her team, how important each

person is, and the successes of the firm belong to us all.  She believes your vote

for her is a vote for the entire Swanson Hinsch team.  The Swanson Hinsch & Co.

CPAs team appreciates the trust you have placed in all of us.



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