For Small Businesses

ESTABLISH GREATER PROFITABILITY AND BUSINESS EFFICIENCY!

Your business’ profitability and operational efficiency are at the center of your business’ success!
Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our accounting services second-to-none. As an experienced accounting team, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’ financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.

 

Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

"I consider Ann Hartz and her team a valuable part of my business. They handle my payroll services including all of the necessary withholdings, taxes, etc which allows me to focus on running my business. Especially with all of the recent changes due to COVID-19, I'm glad that I have a professional team helping me through this. I recommend Ann Hartz and her team to all of my fellow business owners."

Kathleen McGuire

"The report that you get at the end is nice and neat, and for the first time I was able to look it over and understand what it said. I probably annoyed my tax preparer with how many emails I sent including information that had been overlooked, but she never complained about the extra work I was putting her through, and in the end I saved quite a bit."

Zachary Krueger

"I have been through a difficult time with my business. Shelia has helped me get through that time and I rest easy knowing that she is just a call or email away. She helped me set up a new chart of accounts and took the pain out of my business. Hiring them has enabled me to reduce my office staff by half. They are simply the best I have found for my taxes and daily activities that I need for my business. Hiring them enables me to focus on making money and taking care of my customers. Thank you for all you have done for us. We look forward to having another great year."

Steven Beveridge

"First time customer this year. Very impressed! Fast service! Friendly staff! Helpful with all my questions. I would use them again."

Colleen Shawhan

"WOW. I was feeling SO stressed about my taxes this year and decided to find someone else to help. I was in and out in less than an hour including filing out new client paperwork. She was fast and efficient and was able to answer all my questions. Will definitely be using her from now on!! Excellent!??????????"

Janelle Covington

"I have used Ann for a number of years and have had the best service from her and her staff. Questions always answered, calls always returned, I could go on and on. Verly reasonably priced and "Haven't been audited YET!! Highly recommended."

Frank Soda

"Very Kind, helpful, efficient, and quick. we plan on doing our taxes here every year."

Arriel Stafford

"Ann was very thorough in the short time we were there. Made our appointment for next year before we left."

Rich Stoen

 "Ann and her staff make it so easier to get your taxes done. They answer any and all questions and make it so easy to get the process done in such a short time. Ann creates such a great work environment and I would recommend her company to anyone who needs their taxes done and her price is well worth it. Wish I would of found her years ago. You leave with a tax folder with all your information in it for that tax year and you can go to their website to get any given years copy or documents as needed anytime. You crazy not to have Ann and her staff do your taxes. Can’t wait till next year !"

Bret Bastian

"Ann has done our taxes for the past 3 years, and we couldn't be happier with her professional manner ... she made the headache of having our taxes done fast and painless, we're impressed how smoothly and effortless everything worked for us ... for many, many years we had the large, national "Block" chain do our taxes which was expensive and time consuming, the final straw was when they made an obvious mistake and wouldn't own up to it or have the courtesy to return numerous phone calls after months of trying to contact them ... we can highly recommend Ann's personalized service to anybody looking for an alternative to the nightmare of the huge national tax chain"

Randy D.

"Ann is very professional and knowledgeable. I moved to Iowa from New York and found Ann through yelp. This was the most pleasant tax preparation experience by far. I'm so accustomed to waiting 2 hours to be seen and have my taxes done, but this time even with my interest income, student loan interest payments, moving expenses, NY state and Iowa State filing, she did out married filing jointly taxes in about 20-30 minutes. The fee is really reasonably considering the complexity, accuracy, and timeliness. I recommend calling in advance and scheduling an appointment to meet with her to prepare your taxes. Ann herself is really nice, welcoming and I highly recommend her. She is fully licensed CPA and professional. I'm always on the look out for a great tax preparer and avoid the big chains whenever possible because those types tend to hire seasonal tax preparers who don't have CPA licenses."

Ismael M.

Save On Your Taxes With Ann Hartz’s Nine Tax Planning Questions

Tax Pro World is abuzz about the increase of the Social Security wage base standard.Well, I should clarify -- most of Tax Pro World is taking naps this week and not really thinking much about taxes whatsoever, ha! After all, that was one of the most epically intensive...

Nine Crucial Questions To Prepare Des Moines Taxpayers For Their 2020 Taxes

First some important reminders for all Des Moines taxpayers, then I have a bunch of questions to which I'd like you to respond...Depending on when you read this, the October 15th tax return extension deadline (for families and individuals) is either VERY close, or...

Tax and Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Caretaking for Des Moines Families

Say it with me: four more weeks. Four more weeks until this crazy election cycle is behind us and we can all return to normal here in Des Moines.Except, well, if it isn't. With the way that 2020 has been going, we might as well emotionally prepare for that eventuality...

Trump’s Tax Returns Are Not The Real Story by Ann Hartz

Like many things political, one of the best ways to look at the tempest of the day is analytical bemusement. This is (always) especially true when it comes to tax issues.And I might have a take today that could surprise you. I am not interested in getting into...

Time To Dream With Your Friendly Des Moines Tax Professional

With the passing of Justice Ginsburg 45 days before the election, we have officially entered the political crazy season.This -- on top of so much conflict surrounding public health measures. It is also in addition to all of the conversation around racial pain, the...

What Des Moines Landlords And Tenants Should Know About The CDC Eviction Stay

Floating under the radar during so much NOISE the past couple weeks ... the CDC announced a halt to evictions for renters, and that starts THIS WEEK.I have some guidance today for you about what that means (and what it doesn't), but a couple other things first, before...

Truth and Fiction About the Trump Payroll Tax Cuts For Des Moines Taxpayers

Right now we're living through an age in which media trust has been thoroughly decimated. "Expert" authority itself is being questioned (in many cases, rightly), and misinformation is rampant.That's perhaps one of the reasons I've received so many visits to this...

Now Is The Time For An Estate Plan For Des Moines Taxpayers

Right now, it's almost impossible to escape the conflict, the noise, and the shaming over various cultural decisions we're having to make. Lockdowns, schooling, more economic stimulus, elections, vaccines -- it's all enough to drive you crazy if you pay close...

Ann Hartz’s Guiding Principles For Teaching Kids About Money

However you slice it, the schooling situation right now is tough, with no good options.If you are vehemently in favor of full-on school ... well, compassion would dictate that you would recognize that others are having more difficulty with that, for caution's sake or...

A Strategy For Des Moines Taxpayers With A Higher Than Expected Tax Bill

Taking a look around the world these days, and where things seem to be headed...But our heads are high here at Ann M. Hartz, CPA and Associates because we worked our tails off for our Des Moines clients this year. We helped a bunch of people save a ton on their taxes...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!