David Fochs

David Fochs, Jr.


Senior Tax Manager

Phone: 507.252.6688
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About David

David Fochs, Jr., began his career in public accounting in 2011 and joined the staff of Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2020.

As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Senior Tax Manager in the firm’s Rochester, MN, office, David reviews corporate, individual and pass-through business tax returns.

He also assists clients with 990 nonprofit and foreign filings, farm tax accounting and international taxation, in addition to recent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness calculations.

Prior to joining Hawkins Ash CPAs, David served as tax supervisor and tax manager at two award-winning public accounting firms in the Midwest.

“I enjoy working with the variety of clients that I get to meet and assist on a daily basis. Every day brings new challenges that continue to provide professional and personal growth.”

David Fochs, Jr., CPA

Areas of Focus

990 Nonprofit and Foreign Filings

Farm Tax Accounting

International Taxation

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Loan Forgiveness Calculations

Tax Returns


Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, Finance, Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA)

Community Organizations

Rochester Curling Club

Recent Posts by David

Earned Sick And Safe Time

Earned Sick and Safe Time: How It Works

Effective January 1, 2024, Minnesota is implementing an earned sick and safe time law, which mandates employers to offer paid
Fraud Risks In Family Businesses

Reducing Fraud Risks in Family Businesses: Strategies and Solutions

Family businesses make up a huge percentage of companies in the United States and produce much of the country’s gross
Net Operating Loss (nol) Deduction For Business Losses

Maximizing Tax Relief for Business Losses: Navigating the Net Operating Loss (NOL) Deduction and Tax Law Changes

Whether you’re operating a new company or an established business, losses can happen. The federal tax code may help soften
Social Security Benefits

Be Prepared for Taxes on Social Security Benefits

Whether you’ve filed your 2022 tax return or soon will, one thing you don’t want to experience is a surprise.
Investment Fraud

Are You at Risk for Investment Fraud?

Many perpetrators of investment fraud know how to push the right psychological buttons to entice their “marks” to buy worthless
Nursing Home Costs

Offset Nursing Home Costs With Possible Tax Breaks

If you have a parent entering a nursing home, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. But you
Day Camp

Sending the Kids to Day Camp May Bring a Tax Break

Among the many challenges of parenthood is what to do with your kids when school lets out. Babysitters are one
Fraud Military Vets

Imposter Fraud Targets Military Members and Vets

According to the Federal Trade Commission, veterans lost approximately $60 million to fraud in 2020. Among the greatest fraud threats
medical expense deductions

The Deductibility of Medical Expenses

Individual taxpayers may be able to claim medical expense deductions on their tax returns. However, the rules can be challenging,