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“Our relationship with Giddings & Associates began because of their community involvement. That is part of their differentiation. They do community service and I appreciate that. It makes me feel good about doing business with them.”

–Jim Buus, FM Angel Fund, LLC, Client since 1994

While every CPA firm may list the following services, what are they really offering? It’s important to ask this question before you select a firm so that it matches your priorities, values and expectations.

The services at Giddings & Associates are focused on entrepreneurs, farmers and families with complex tax and financial matters. Clients expect a higher level of research and consulting and a relationship that goes beyond one meeting a year.

In fact, many clients consider us to be part of their business and even their family over time because we are so invested in their ongoing wellbeing. We make it personal because we want to see farms, businesses and the people who lead them to have a lasting positive impact on communities.

Call us with any questions about the services you see here or on our client pages.

Tax Services

Giddings & Associates manages all aspects of tax planning, preparation and filing for family-owned businesses, farm-related businesses, successful business entrepreneurs and individuals. Assisting you with planning throughout the year, Giddings advises on estimated tax payments, purchasing decisions, real estate transactions, multi-state sales and use tax and income taxes.

We also assist in dispute resolution and representation before taxing authorities, estate and gift tax planning and other tax-efficient strategies. We have served clients living on all seven continents, and clients with tax considerations in more than one state, province or country.

Accounting & Compilation

Depending on your level of accounting needs, Giddings & Associates provides QuickBooks support as well as more complex accounting software selection and implementation. We support payroll and budgeting, cost systems and controls and a variety of financial analysis.

Traditional reviews, compilations and preparation services are available for small businesses and farm-related businesses. We also provide personal financial statements for individuals to facilitate financing, estate planning, philanthropic and investment goals.

Succession and Estate Planning

For a variety of business entities and diverse individual portfolios, Giddings & Associates has provided tax and financial strategies that establish the proper structure and timing for succession, gift and estate decisions. In partnership with your other advisors, we provide strategic planning to ensure that your interests are considered along with beneficiaries.

Family farms and agribusinesses have worked with Giddings to sustain operations and optimize profits as owners transition out of active management or sell outright. For individuals, Giddings works diligently to preserve wealth and plan for anticipated and unexpected life and career changes.

Consulting

The true value of working with Giddings & Associates is our willingness to explore unique ideas and ventures with you, devoting the time for research and analysis that clearly spells out your options. Consulting ranges from business entity and benefits selection to valuations, farm program and special purpose entity research (sugar beets), real estate and equipment transactions, investment opportunities and retirement planning. We also provide litigation support as expert witnesses on financial matters.

Clients include entrepreneurs, farmers and multi-generational family enterprises as well as athletes, entertainers and filmmakers, U.S. citizens living abroad and self-employed professionals. Ask us about ProfitCents, a web-based analytics tool that can compare individual professional practices to industry benchmarks.