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Fort Collins CPA

The business community in Fort Collins, Colorado, has grown significantly over the years and the competition can be intense. Successfully running a business entails a never-ending list of tasks, from choosing and reviewing services, keeping up with inventory, hiring staff, and choosing marketing methods, to serving customers daily. Perhaps even filling in as phone support or dishwasher. The foundation of business support, however, always involves the business's finances. And that is best left to the Fort Collins CPA experts.

So that’s why you are searching for a full-service “Fort Collins CPA” to help with your business finances. When it comes to your business, you want a reliable, trustworthy accountant in the Fort Collins or Larimer County area. A professional team who can advise you on best practices and answer your questions. Rodahl & Company can fill that need.

Just starting? Get a good foundation before you look for your Fort Collins CPA

Perhaps you are working on realizing your lifelong dream of owning and running your own business. But the fear factor is there, and we know all too well the statistics on business survival. If you want to be one of the 50% of businesses that make it past five years, you need proper planning, strategic thinking, and maybe even an angel on your shoulder. Getting started on your business idea is a great step toward independence and calling your own shots. As an entrepreneur, you are in good company in Northern Colorado, even the rest of the country, which is made up chiefly of small business owners like yourself who are searching for greater meaning and satisfaction in the work they do every day.

A good, free resource center to get your business idea is the Larimer County Small Business Development Center, which has been helping businesses get off the ground for 36 years. This nonprofit agency is designed with your success in mind. They offer free workshops and business consulting to propel your idea into a solid plan. The agency also has a bevy of resources to help you navigate the complexities of starting a small business, local tax structures, and other start-up questions. They even have free, on-demand online training to help you succeed.

As a small business owner, you will become a part of a powerful statistic in America. Your business will be a job creator in your community. Read all about how small business owners prop up the American economy from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

When you launch, that is the time to ensure you have a strong Fort Collins CPA in your corner. Let’s face it. You are going to be busy with daily business management, marketing, finding good employees, or spending your days servicing your customers. Crunching numbers is probably the last and most undesirable thing on your to-do list.

Fort Collins small business specialists

At Rodahl & Company CPAs, we value our clients' trust in us. Whether you’re a once-a-year tax client or you utilize our bookkeeping services on a daily basis, we treat you like family. As a locally-run small business in Fort Collins, small businesses are our specialty. Our team of Fort Collins CPA experts is highly skilled and experienced in various accounting services, including bookkeeping (probably the least enjoyable task on your plate), tax preparation, financial planning, and more. We understand not only the applicable laws and best practices but also the Northern Colorado business environment.

At Rodahl & Company, we understand that accounting tasks can be daunting and time-consuming and not every business owner has an accounting degree. Our CPAs can explain things in real-world language.

Fort Collins CPA Tax Services

At Rodahl & Company CPAs, we offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of our clients. One of our most sought-after services among Fort Collins business owners is tax planning and preparation. Led by Dean Rodahl, our expert Fort Collins CPA team understands that each client's tax situation is unique, and we take the time to create a personalized plan that helps save on taxes while following the complex set of tax laws.

We understand that young adults often hold at least two jobs while going to school, and that's why we offer assistance with tax returns for students. It's important for students to correctly factor in their income and those significant education expenses to get an accurate tax return. And we know students do not have extra money to pay taxes.

For many of our clients who are Larimer County small business owners, preparing yearly tax returns can be a dreaded undertaking, taking valuable time away from running the business. You are well aware that Colorado state and federal tax laws are constantly changing and can be frustrating to follow.

Even if you have a bookkeeper or accountant on staff, a CPA can provide additional expertise and guidance to ensure that you've covered everything. By working with a Fort Collins CPA, you can reduce the risk of being audited and have peace of mind during tax season. If you are audited, we will guide you through each step of the process and can even act as a representative to the IRS on your behalf.

Statistics show that using the services of a CPA helps small business owners succeed much longer than handling their financial strategies alone. This article in discusses the magazine’s study of small business reliance on their accountants, citing many statistics showing that without an accountant watching the numbers, business owners tended to make more mistakes, such as mishandling unforeseen expenses or facing challenges with mixing business and personal finances. A strong accountant will guide you so those mistakes aren’t part of your portfolio.

Business consulting services

Our team of Fort Collins CPA experts has years of experience providing business consulting services to a variety of industries. We work with you to answer your questions (yes, no question is stupid), identify areas for improvement, develop achievable goals, and provide that important ongoing support. We work collaboratively with you via our advanced, secure BOSS website platform to support a streamlined and highly efficient workflow. And because work is performed online, you always have real-time views of your data and financial situation.

Spotlight on farms and ranches

We know that today's Larimer and Weld County farmers have a lot of complicated matters on their minds, and that's why we offer expert guidance on specific farm and ranch financial matters. While making a living is possible, we know that farmers' total production expenses can equate to more than half of their products' market value. That's why we work with farmers to optimize their financial strategies and achieve greater financial stability.

There are also a lot of government programs that farmers and ranchers can avail themselves of, and we know the ins and outs of how to make programs work for you in determining qualified business income deductions, equipment depreciation schedules, and accessing government loan programs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture spotlights many ways federal tax law changes can impact farmers. Farmers can benefit from farmer-specific tax benefits, as explained here.

But count on your team at Rodahl & Co. to know the right roadmap for your operation, from working with the American Families Plan, which changes capital gains taxation on inherited assets, to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and income eligibility caps for farm program payments in the Farm Bill.

We can help

We have the experience and knowledge to help you with all of your financial needs. Whether you're a farmer dealing with the challenges of staying afloat financially or a business owner looking to streamline your operations, we are here to help.

Our skilled Fort Collins CPA team has years of experience in providing full-service accounting solutions to a variety of Northern Colorado industries, including farms and ranches, restaurants, construction companies, liquor stores, retail medical services, nonprofit businesses, and service-based businesses. Don’t see your business category on this list? Contact us, and we’ll see how we can help.

As small business owners ourselves, we understand the unique challenges you will face, and we have lived to tell the tale. We believe in the power of the American dream, and we are dedicated to helping you reach your financial goals now and into retirement. Let’s sit down and talk about how to ensure your business finances don’t become a noose around your neck so you can concentrate on what’s most important: the satisfaction of being your own boss and carving out your place in the Northern Colorado economy.

Hear from our clients

"We've been working with Dean & his team (shout outs to Tony & Julie) for the past 7 years. Anytime I have a question, they're there with an answer and if I'm not understanding they break down the jargon into something I can understand. No question feels stupid & every question or concern is always addressed with concern & compassion."


"We've had the pleasure of working with Dean Rodahl and his colleagues for many years. Rodahl & Company is a highly professional tax preparation service. They work closely with clients to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of their business, sharing their knowledge and experience concerning self-employment and other unique tax issues in a timely and efficient manner."


Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you relieve some stress and keep your finances accurate, up-to-date and understandable.

Our Rodahl & Company Certified Public Accountants Fort Collins office is conveniently located on Timberline just north of Horsetooth Road. We have spent the last 22 years providing bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparation to clients throughout Northern Colorado. Call us to schedule your appointment: 970-207-0747.