Had a great experience. They walked me thru all the ins and outs of owning my own business. Always great to work with.
He did an excellent job reviewing our accounts and preparing our taxes. He was very attentive to individual concerns and needs and worked hard to complete our taxes in a very timely manner. We will continue using Loy Hancock.
Michael Hancock of Loy Hancock & Associates, PLLC has been doing my taxes for years. He is knowledgable, honest, and hard working. Everything is always done in a timely manner and with great communication. Michael always takes the time to answer my questions thoroughly, and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
After dealing with other tax accountants in the area, the main difference I've found with Mike boils down to two things: A) He makes the process human — I never once felt like an account number — and B) He's incredibly efficient (and helpful). I walked out of my first appointment with forms already signed and filed, where others not only would not, but had not taken the time.
At Loy Hancock & Associates PLLC in Cedar Falls, Iowa, we specialize in accurate, quick, and painless preparation of your personal income taxes, offering sensible assistance at reasonable rates. Our knowledgeable and experienced tax professionals ensure that you receive all the deductions to which you are entitled, and speed your refund by filing your return electronically with the IRS and state tax authorities. In addition, we are available year-round to provide valuable assistance with tax planning, helping you minimize your tax liability and avoid surprises during the tax season. Trust a local professional for your Cedar Valley tax returns. Get in touch with us today for expert individual tax return services.
Preparing your own tax return can be confusing, frustrating, and costly, as constantly-changing tax laws can perplex even the savviest taxpayer, and money-saving deductions and credits can easily be overlooked. An experienced Cedar Valley tax professional can save time, stress, and money… that’s why a study released by the US government last year revealed that most taxpayers feel they benefit from using a professional tax preparer. At Loy Hancock & Associates PLLC in Cedar Falls, Iowa, our tax experts put their knowledge and experience to work for you – they know the tax code and constantly study changes in tax policy to understand how those changes affect you, and they will accurately prepare your return to take advantage of all of the deductions and credits to which you are entitled.
Every financial decision you make, whether personal or business related, can have tax implications. At Loy Hancock & Associates PLLC in Cedar Falls, Iowa, we believe that providing effective tax services goes beyond simple tax return preparation to comprehensive tax planning, to help you assess and manage the impact your financial decisions have on your taxes and your larger financial picture. Our tax professionals not only accurately prepare returns for all types of entities, including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and not-for-profit organizations, but, as your trusted advisor, we can assess the tax implications of your financial decisions, formulate a tax strategy to minimize your liability, and proactively monitor significant changes to both tax law and to your finances to help you stay on track.
Michael graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelors of Business Administration with an accounting focus, he continued his education pursuing a Masters of Professional Accountancy there as well. Following that up immediately by sitting for the Certified Public Accountant licensure exam (CPA Exam), passing all four sections in his first attempt.
Since college, Michael’s life has been dedicated to helping people and businesses with their financial journeys. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers gaining valuable knowledge and experience but feeling removed from the act of helping people. After his time at PwC he worked at some smaller firms where he honed his skills, knowledge, and “client first” mentality.
In 2016, Michael was ready to strike out on his own. Finding the right opportunity, he began building a CPA firm focused on client service while emphasizing integrity through transparency.
As a business owner, he understands firsthand how complicated it can be to wear all the “hats.” And as a parent he understands how priorities and needs frequently shift. These shifts can easily effect taxes. Michael appreciates this and works hard to ease these burdens for clients. Making it easy to utilize his expertise so that clients can focus on utilizing their expertise proving to be a formula for success.
Michael brings over 15 years of experience in public accounting, with a focus on tax, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.