Hughes and Associates offers a wide range of services for businesses and individual clients. Being a small firm, we are able to offer our clients personalized quality service. Below we have listed the services we offer to our clients along with a brief description.
Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

QuickBooks Set-up and Training
As a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor we are well positioned to assist clients with the set-up of QuickBooks as their accounting system. We also offer tailored QuickBooks training to meet our client’s specific needs. Or you can choose to have us CPA manage your accounting functions.

Tax Preparation
Our significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables us to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

For your convenience, we also offer a virtual tax service where you can meet with us online, forward your tax information electronically and the prepared returns can be E-signed and E-filed. This allows us to prepare returns for clients from anywhere in the US - all states and any year(s) and, you never have to leave your home or office.

Tax Planning
Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

Retirement Planning
Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company…) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

IRS Letters and Audit Notices
In this D-I-Y economy, we realize that many have taken it upon themselves to prepare their own tax returns. This is especially true with new entrepreneurs who are venturing into new businesses such as Uber and AirBnB. We truly admire and applaud that effort. But what happens when you get that IRS Letter and you're not sure what to do about it because it was the software that handled all the calculations on your return? We can help you understand the notice, make the necessary amendments and respond to the Federal and/or State taxing authority.