Matt Eckelberg

CPA, Partner

Phone: 715.384.1995
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About Matt

Matt joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 1997. He began as an intern and has advanced his career to partner. Matt has thorough experience in audit and tax. He provides these services to commercial entities, individuals, and profitsharing 401(k) plans. He is a member of the firm’s Tax Committee.

Areas of Focus

Commercial Tax and Auditing

Individual Tax


Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Certified Public Accountant

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Organizations

Marshfield Noon Rotary, Co-chair Finance Committee

Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ambassador and Director

Recent Articles by Matt

2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Don’t Forget to Factor 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments Into Your Year-End Tax Planning

The IRS recently issued its 2022 cost-of-living adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions. With inflation up significantly this year,
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Employee Benefit Plan and IRA Quick Reference Table

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for various qualified retirement plans and other
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Wage Base

Employers: The Social Security Wage Base Is Increasing in 2022

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $147,000 for
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Balance of Bonds

Appreciating the Helpful Balance of Bonds

Stock market swings may bring fortune or fear, so investors shouldn’t forget about the helpful balance of bonds. Perhaps the
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Small Business

Launching a Small Business? Here Are Some Tax Considerations

While many businesses have been forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some entrepreneurs have started new small businesses.
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Federal VS Minnesota Wisconsin Tax Differences

The Inconvenient Tax Truth: Important Federal vs Minnesota and Wisconsin 2020 Tax Differences

The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act) (Public Law 116-260) enacted on December 27, 2020, brought some very welcome
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AMT Less “Toothy” but May Still Take a Bite

For many years, the alternative minimum tax (AMT) posed a risk to many taxpayers in the middle- to upper-income brackets.
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Stimulus check

What to Do If a Deceased Family Member Received a COVID-19 Stimulus Check

Millions of Americans already have received their $1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) stimulus checks from the IRS due to COVID-19.
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Loans Business Owner

Step Carefully with Loans Between a Business and Its Owner

It’s common for owners of closely held businesses to transfer money into and out of the company. But it’s critical
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