Matt Cantlon, CPA

Matt Cantlon



Phone: 507.252.6672
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About Matt

Matt Cantlon joined the Hawkins Ash CPAs team at the firm’s Rochester, MN, location in 2017 with several years of experience in public accounting. In his current role as manager, Matt focuses on providing tax services to businesses, estates, individuals, and trusts.

“I enjoy working with clients to help them achieve the best possible tax outcomes. I also like learning about tax laws and regulations, both new and current.”

Matt Cantlon, CPA

Areas of Focus






Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Minnesota Society of CPAs

Community Organizations

Rochester Rotary Club

Recent Posts by Matt

Don’t Have A Tax Favored Retirement Plan Set One Up Now

Don’t Have a Tax-Favored Retirement Plan? Set One up Now

If your business doesn’t already have a retirement plan, it might be a good time to take the plunge. Current
9 Tax Considerations If You’re Starting A Business As A Sole Proprietor

9 Tax Considerations If You’re Starting a Business as a Sole Proprietor

When launching a small business, many entrepreneurs start out as sole proprietors. If you’re launching a venture as a sole
Mastering Estimated Tax Payments

Mastering Estimated Tax Payments: A Guide to Meeting Deadlines and Calculating Obligations

If you don’t have enough federal tax withheld from your paychecks and other payments, you may have to make estimated
Employee Vs. Independent Contractor

Avoiding Costly Tax Mistakes: Understanding Worker Classification for Small Businesses

Many businesses use independent contractors to help keep their costs down — especially in these times of staff shortages and
Business Records

Protect Your Business With Meticulous Records

If you run a business, you know that you need to support expenses with detailed records. To be deductible, every
Work Opportunity Tax

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Provides Help to Employers

In today’s tough job market and economy, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) may help employers. Many business owners are
Digitize Your Tax And Financial Records

Should You Digitize Your Tax and Financial Records?

Traditionally, important tax and financial records have been stored as hard copies in desk drawers, filing cabinets and safe deposit
Research Credit

Help When Needed: Apply the Research Credit Against Payroll Taxes

Here’s an interesting option if your small company or start-up business is planning to claim the research tax credit. Subject
Taxable Income and Defer Deductions

Taking the Opposite Approach: Ways Your Business Can Accelerate Taxable Income and Defer Deductions

Typically, businesses want to delay recognition of taxable income into future years and accelerate deductions into the current year. But