Hickel, CPA
We offer "Client-Specific" 
Accounting and Tax Services .

 Hickel, CPA has always been a "client-specific" accounting firm, meaning each client is provided with the specific level of service they require.  No two people are the same, therefore no two clients are either.  Whether you are just looking for yearly tax prep or you are a small business that needs payroll, bookkeeping, and financial analysis we can help you stay compliant and make sense of your finances.   
With our main location in Hinsdale, IL the Father-Son duo of Hickel, CPA is now offering services in Will and Kankakee county as well.  A satelite office on Main Street in Manteno will be open during tax season (Feb - Apr).  In addition, Ryan Hickel is fully mobile!  WIth a laptop, a portable scanner and a wifi hotspot, your home or business can easily be a fully functional office.  If schedules are tight or mobility is difficult, we have you covered.  
Call Jeff or Ryan now to schedule your appointment!

Hinsdale Office  (630) 655-0910
Work Cell  (312) 339-9285  

Current news!
-2018 tax return preparation is in full swing.  With K-1s and investment statments being issued in hoards, all the pieces of your individual tax return are most likely available.  If you are having any troubles navigating the new tax laws or the new IRS forms please contact us for guidance and assistance.

- THANK YOU to all our clients for the best tax season our Firm has ever had!  From our loyal families of clients who have been with us for decades to the new individuals and S Corporations we assisted for the first time in 2017 we sincerely appreciate the business and are looking forward to continuing this mutually beneficial trend for years to come. 
Thanks again everyone!

- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was the most significant change to the tax code in 30 years!  The changes are affecting your situation RIGHT NOW even if you don't know it.  What should you do?  What CAN you do?  What should you expect to see on your 2018 income tax return?  We have the answers and can help guide you down the best path.  Contact us to discuss the potential, possible and necessary changes for 2018 and 2019.  

- Clients concerned about sensitive information breaches (Equifax, Wells Fargo, etc...) should frequently monitor their credit.  Start with CreditKarma for a free resource that will list all open accounts associated with your Social Security Number.  If there are accounts that you do not recognize then enrolling in LifeLock is a good next step.    

- Get organized and ready to file early in 2019!  If you are worried about identity theft issues then filing your tax return as early as possible should be a priority.  The first return filed is the first return accepted, and once your tax return has been accepted by the IRS no one else can submit using your information!  If a theif files with your personal information first, you may be caught scrambling to get your identity back.

- DON'T FALL FOR TAX SCAMS!!!  There are a number of "IRS" emails and phone calls asking "tax payers" to download software or reply with information.  The IRS will NEVER contact anyone by Email, nor will they initiate communication by phone.  You will always receive a letter sent by USPS as the first method of communication.  If you have encountered a scam issue, contact me immediately!

  1. Tax Services
    Tax Services
    Maximize refunds, minimize liabilities, and stay on track for your financial goals. We take great pride in helping our clients manage their tax-related situations year-round and can assist with recommending the most efficient method of document transfer and communication with the client's level of comfort in mind. In any case, we do NOT abandon ship after April 15th!!!
  2. Bookkeeping & Payroll
    Bookkeeping & Payroll
    Bookkeeping is a tedious, time consuming and often frustrating task can be overcome with the right tools and set-up. We have many different solutions depending on your transaction volume and technology preferences. Let us help with the process of managing your daily financial activity. If your business is making money, it is likely that paying wages and reporting payroll is required. We can guide you through the process and deadlines, make recommendations on different solutions and explain how it all affects your business.
  3. Analysis & Valuation
    Analysis & Valuation
    Using your existing financial data we use proprietary software that allows us to benchmark client actual performance data to industry performance data. This helps to identify areas of strength and weakness which can then be addressed further. If the need to value a business arises, we have you covered as well. Buy/Sell arrangements, mergers or loan acquisition, a valuation can be an essential piece of information to obtain.
  4. Financial Review
    Financial Review
    Whether a bank or lender needs financial statements or you just need to know your position, we can analyze your operation and make sense of your data. We also specialize in helping individuals through real estate purchases and re-financing mortgages.
  1. CPA's and ONLY CPA's
    CPA's and ONLY CPA's
    Unlike many other firms, when you call or email our firm you will communicate directly with a licensed CPA. A true family owned business that acts like it.
  2. We LOVE Referrals!
    We LOVE Referrals!
    Our existing clients often refer their friends and family to us. In return for those thoughtful referrals, we take care of our clients... with discounts!
  3. Mobile Office
    Mobile Office
    With the advancements in technology, it's easier than ever to provide professional services anywhere! If we can't find time to meet during "regular business hours", we can accommodate that as well. Some evening and weekend appointments are available!
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