Holly Pett

Holly Pett



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About Holly

With nearly two decades of experience in tax preparation and accounting, Holly Pett joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2018 when the Firm made an acquisition.

She is our Firm’s newest Executive Committee member. Also, she leads the Mequon office as Partner-in-Charge. As the Partner-in-charge in the Firm’s Mequon, WI, office, she specializes in reviewing tax returns and assisting with staff training.

“Each client has a unique tax situation which provides a variety of work and continuous opportunities to learn.”

Holly Pett, CPA, EA

Areas of Focus

Reviewing Tax Returns

Staff Training


Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Carroll University

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Enrolled Agent (EA)

Professional Associations

Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, Federal Tax Committee Member

Community Organizations

Brown Deer Farmers Market, Volunteer Committee Member

Spooky Sussex Festival, Volunteer Committee Member

Recent Posts by Holly

When Businesses May Want To Take A Contrary Approach With Income And Deductions

When Businesses May Want to Take a Contrary Approach with Income and Deductions

Businesses usually want to delay recognition of taxable income into future years and accelerate deductions into the current year. But
Importance Of Business Expense Substantiation

Decoding Business Expense Substantiation: Key Insights from Recent Tax Court Case

If you’re claiming deductions for business meals or auto expenses, expect the IRS to closely review them. In some cases,
Personal Emergency Fund

Reconsidering Your Personal Emergency Fund

Back in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many people’s emergency funds were suddenly put to the test —
Qbi Deduction

Do You Qualify for the QBI Deduction? And Can You Do Anything by Year-End to Help Qualify?

If you own a business, you may wonder if you’re eligible to take the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. Sometimes
Bonus Depreciation

Businesses: Act Now to Make the Most Out of Bonus Depreciation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly boosted the potential value of bonus depreciation for taxpayers — but only
Hiring Credit

Hiring? You May Be Eligible for a Valuable Credit

Are you a business owner who needs to hire? Be aware that a law enacted at the end of 2020
Financial Lessons Pandemic

3 Financial Lessons of the Pandemic

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 disrupted the personal finances of many families who were negatively affected
M&A Transactions

M&A Transactions: Be Careful When Reporting to the IRS

Low interest rates and other factors have caused global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity to reach new highs in 2021,
IRS Business Industry

Want to Find Out What IRS Auditors Know About Your Business Industry?

In order to prepare for a business audit, an IRS examiner generally does research about the specific industry and issues