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This website exists to provide clients and potential clients with information concerning our firm and our unique, low-pressure approach to personal and professional services. We have an excellent client-retention rate, and we are extremely proud of the high-quality services that our firm provides.

We have been in business since 1984.  Our team continues to grow to meet all of your tax and accounting needs.  There is no job too small or too big.  We always accept new clients.

Please, feel free to browse our website to see the services we offer as well as the many helpful resources we provide. When you are ready to learn more about what we can do for you, we encourage you to contact us.


Covid-19 Status Update

In an effort to keep you healthy (as well as ourselves), we are keeping to virtual (phone or online) meetings only at this time. Our doors remain open for pick-up and drop-off only. We strongly urge you to mail your information to us, upload to our secure portal, or utilize our mail drop slot on the front of our building. We can upload completed returns via the portal and send secure signature forms for electronic signature, or we can mail via USPS.

Please feel free to email any questions to any of our staff during this time. We hope you all stay safe & healthy!

March 11th 2021 Update

Hello Everybody,

It’s been a while since we’ve had to post one of these Covid updates, but on Wednesday Congress passed new legislation that has the potential to massively disrupt the current tax filing season. The American Rescue Plan Act has now been sent to the President to sign and, which he is expected to do either today or tomorrow. This bill contains quite a few tax law changes, almost all of which won’t take affect until 2021, but there is one change that will be retroactive to 2020.

If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, and you made less than $150,000, the first $10,200 of your unemployment benefits will be tax free. It is unprecedented for Congress to make retroactive tax law changes this late into the tax filing season. Once this becomes law it will mandate several changes that could potentially delay your ability to file your tax return, even if you didn’t receive unemployment. At a minimum the IRS is going to have to reprogram their computers for the change. It is quite possible that the IRS will have to redesign the Form 1040 to be able to show the total unemployment benefits received and then to show the taxable portion. Both of these will take time. If it ends up just being a matter of reprogramming computers that may only disrupt electronic filing by a few days, but if the IRS has to redesign the form that could delay filing for several weeks. Once the IRS provides guidance on how to handle this, out tax software provider will have to incorporate the change.

So what does all of this mean to you? While there is still a lot we don’t know yet, it is almost a certainty that the IRS will have to suspend the acceptance of e-filed returns while they update their computers for the change. Whether this will be for a day, a week, or a month we don’t know yet. It is possible that this will result in the IRS giving a blanket extension of time to file tax returns, similar to what happened last year. If that happens, we’ll be back with another update.

For our clients that did not receive unemployment benefits, we will continue to work toward completing your returns. If you have not yet forwarded your 2020 tax data to us, please do so as soon as possible; don’t wait, because it is not a given that the due date will be automatically extended. Hopefully, any delay in filing will be short, and we can finalize your returns and file them as we normally would.

If you received unemployment benefits and we have not yet electronically filed your return, we will complete your return but will have to hold it until we have a software patch to account for this law change. We are not yet sure how the IRS will handle the situation of taxpayers that have already filed and claimed unemployment benefits as income that will now be tax-free. It is possible that the IRS will calculate a refund based on the new law, but the more likely response will be that you will need to file an amended tax return. If it is determined that you need to file an amended return, you should first wait for the IRS to process your original return. This is not the same as the time it takes the IRS to issue your refund. It usually takes 6 to 8 weeks for the IRS to process an electronically filed return, which means that the soonest you will be able to file an amended return would be late April.

As we work toward finalizing your returns, please be patient and understand that we may be dealing with delays that are not of our making. We will try to get back in touch as we learn more.

Hermanson & McKnight CPAs


       

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“We entered our relationship with Hermanson & McKnight years ago. At this time, we had no bookkeeping or professional services in place for our young LLC, and our shoe boxes of receipts and a prayer were handed over, along with our personal returns. Not only did they make sense of that mess, everyone there educated us on proper accounting practices including endless lessons & consulting hours for our instituting quickbooks online for daily business transactions. In the end, we are compliant, current, efficient, and our numbers are available to us at the push of a button. We’ve been with this firm for 5 years. Large real estate transactions & company equipment purchases occur regularly, and our accountant is just an email away to guarantee we are protected & reporting accordingly. Throughout our time with Hermanson & McKnight they’ve had an integral part, as well as the recommendation to grow us to a corporation. Immediate responses, and quick turn around for special bookkeeping needs & reports are yet another area I need to rave about. Everyone in the office is willing to help out with questions, and education on tax law, or any business-specific questions which may arise. You can trust this group with your most sensitive information for both business & home, and know that they will ensure your finances are managed timely, correctly, and with your best interest at heart.”

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11th Hour

“As a business banker, I have many clients who rely on Hermanson & McKnight’s accounting, tax and administrative services, and I can attest to their value. The firm provides excellent, hands-on service, and I highly recommend them. They even handle my personal taxes.”

Brad
North American Bank

Hermanson & McKnight LLC


Founded on the simple idea of helping others navigate complex tax code and accounting standards, we’ve been evolving for more than 30 years into the team we are today. With broad vision and detailed knowledge, we’ve spent every day since 1984 becoming experts at helping you build the staircase to your dreams.

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