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ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Whether you are looking for an experienced controller or support navigating daily accounting and regulatory requirements, we have a solution that fits your needs, when you need it.

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ASSURANCE & AUDIT

Do you require audited financial statements, fraud investigation or a comprehensive audit of your IT systems? Our assurance team will help you optimize your processes and minimize risks.

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TAX STRATEGIES

For 75 years, we have been setting the standard for strategic tax planning and preparation. We pride ourselves on delivering quality, value-driven results to individuals and businesses alike.

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INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY

We specialize in helping transnational entities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors maximize global profits and solve commercial impediments inherent to the international sector.

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TESTIMONIALS

PEOPLE

R&A’s most important asset is our people. We devote significant time and resources to keeping our staff current on the latest accounting topics. Our goal is to empower our team to grow in their career, building the skills necessary to serve our clients with best-in-class solutions.

CLIENTS

R&A’s clients are more than just a name on a form—we know that each client comes to us with a unique background and our team of professionals forge relationships with our clients that span generations of families and business owners.

COMMUNITY

We believe in the power of community and in the ability of our employees to effect positive change in Southern Arizona. Our employees serve as founders, board members and volunteers in not-for-profits throughout Tucson, and we are proud of the work they do to make our community what it is.

For more than 75 years

R&A has been committed to helping our clients achieve their financial goals with comprehensive public accounting and consulting services.

Our continued success is based on a proactive approach that provides you with specific strategies that meet your financial objectives. R&A’s professional staff demonstrates our strong commitment by finding the best opportunities and implementing solutions that specifically fit your needs.

Many of our clients are still with us since the beginning and reflect the diverse and unique character of the Southern Arizona business community. These clients lead the way in international and foreign trade, not for profit service, technology, innovation as well as education and tourism.

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your goals and opportunities!

POWERFUL INSIGHTS

The CARES Act: Retirement Provisions

April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of finances, including retirement savings. The CARES Act contains provisions affecting these plans that will remain in effect for 2020. They include the following: The act specifically aligned the due date for contributions to IRAs and retirement plans with the extended due date for individual tax returns. Accordingly,…

The CARES Act: Getting a Small Business Loan

March 31, 2020

The CARES Act—a collection of pandemic-related provisions—has good news for small businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The act provides relief to US-based businesses with (1) 500 or fewer employees that are unable to pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic or (2) the standard number of employees established by the…

Understanding the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020 – President Trump has signed the Families First Coronavirus Act (HR 6201, the “Act”) intended to ease the economic consequences stemming from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by providing family and medical leave, and sick leave, to employees and providing tax credits to employers and the self-employed providing the leave. Here…

Temporary Closure of Our Physical Office

March 20, 2020

We have temporarily closed our physical office and in person client meetings will now be handled by phone and email. The R&A team continues to work diligently using secure remote technology and will continue to meet your needs and deadlines. If you are not already using your portal to securely transfer documents, we continue to…

Medical and Dental Expenses: What Can You Deduct?

February 24, 2020

Can you deduct medical and dental expenses? That’s a complicated question. To start with, your deductions must exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. And they must fall into an IRS-approved category. Deductible medical expenses may include, but aren’t limited to, the following: Payments of fees to doctors, dentists, surgeons, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and…

IRS Clarifies Deductible Expenses

February 17, 2020

The IRS has updated some rules for deductible expenses, as guidance in areas that may have been murky as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The rules being updated involve using optional standard mileage rates when figuring the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving expense purposes, among…

R&A CPAs Promotes Laura Liewen and Jed Lightcap to Shareholder

February 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson, AZ, February 6, 2020—R&A CPAs, one of Southern Arizona’s leading public accounting and business advisory firms, announced today that Laura Liewen, CPA, and Jed Lightcap, CPA, have been promoted to shareholder. Laura Liewen has more than twenty years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in income tax return preparation, compliance,…

IRS Offers Identity Protection PIN

February 7, 2020

The IRS can now assign eligible taxpayers an “IP PIN,” a six-digit code to help prevent the misuse of Social Security numbers on fraudulent federal income tax returns. As the IRS explains, this PIN helps the agency verify a taxpayer’s identity and accept his or her electronic or paper tax return. Not everyone can get…

Strategic Tax Planning and Itemizing

January 30, 2020

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) made major changes that affect how individual taxpayers can claim deductions. For individual taxpayers, the biggest changes were (1) the increase in the standard deduction, which significantly raised the threshold for claiming itemized deductions; (2) the elimination of some itemized deductions (e.g., moving expenses) and the…