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Ruth Pottner, Inc.
Certified Public Accountant
244 8th Avenue NW
PO Box 191
Lonsdale, MN 55046-0191


Phone: 507-744-5307
Cell: 612-590-6234
Fax: 507-744-5880


QuickBooks Training & Support

In today’s world QuickBooks by Intuit is the #1 accounting solution for your small business. As a powerful accounting software package it offers everything you need to run and maintain the financial records for your business.

  • Send Invoices
  • Accept Payments
  • Track Sales & Expenses
  • Payroll
  • Manage Tax Preparation Documents
  • And Much More!

But with all those advanced features comes a might big learning curve. Fear not, our friendly and helpful staff at Ruth Pottner, Inc. is here to be your personalized training experts and reliable support team. We can guide you through all the ins and outs associated with QuickBooks, spending additional time covering the features that your specific business will use most. With our training, you can bring the basic aspects of accounting in-house at a reasonable price.


Contact us for additional information regarding our QuickBooks Training services. We welcome the opportunity to assist in the growth and advancement of your small business.


Tax Preparation Services

As a Certified Public Accounting firm, tax preparations are our specialty. At Ruth Pottner, Inc. our CPAs provide professional preparation of all federal, state, and local tax returns for individuals, corporations, fiduciary, partnerships, and small businesses. Competitive rates, flexible scheduling, down-to-Earth communication, and an unwavering diligence to keep abreast of changing tax regulations, all assist in making us a sought-after firm when tax season rolls around.


Whether filling single or joint, our CPAs possess the dedication and required knowledge to accurately prepare your return. And to ensure you receive your money faster, we offer e-filings for personal and business tax returns.


Tax Planning

Planning, it is the key to just about every successful aspect of our lives - from grocery shopping trips and vacations to education and business growth. So it is no surprise that planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. At Ruth Pottner, Inc. we not only implement tax compliance strategies but also pro-actively seek out tax saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income.


We diligently maintain an expert grasp on current tax law, new tax regulations, and proposed tax codes as they relate to the private, small business, corporations, and agricultural sectors. You can count on us to stay on-top of ever-changing tax regulations throughout the entire year, and not just during tax-season crunch time. By doing so, we can help you effectively plan for a less-stressful tax return season.


Payroll & Accounting Services

For many small business owners payroll and accounting is a confusing and overwhelming task; and one they would rather not perform. Let’s face it, you went into business to do what you love - build homes, raise crops, manufacture goods, etc. - and while accurate payroll and accounting are part of running a successful business, that does not mean you need to handle everything on your own. These vital tasks can easily and cost-effectively be outsourced to reliable firms like ours. At Ruth Pottner, Inc. we provide professional payroll and accounting services to a variety of small businesses. Our services include:

  • Preparing Payroll
  • Preparing W-2s & W-3s
  • Preparing 1099s
  • Federal & State Payroll Tax Fillings
  • Bookkeeping
    • Monthly & Quarterly Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Tax Planning
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • QuickBooks Support


Business Consulting & Advisory Services

At Ruth Pottner, Inc. we recognize that your “small” business more than likely has “big” business issues. However, as a small business owner you probably do not have the time or staff needed to effectively handle it all. Fortunately that is where we can step in. Our Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are here to assist in improving your business performance by offering a broad range of management and advisory services.


Whether you are starting a business and in need of entity selection advisement or looking to expand your existing business through acquisition, our firm is here to help guide you into making the most informed decisions that will most benefit you and your growing business.

  • Entity Selection ~ Corporation, LLC, or Partnership ~ Let us put our extensive experience to work for you to help you determine which business structure is best for your individual circumstances.
  • Minimizing Taxes ~ After determining and establishing your business entity, we can assist you in harnessing the tax benefits to your advantage. At Ruth Pottner, Inc. we can provide on-going business services to help you retain the lowest possible tax exposure.
  • Payroll & Accounting Services ~ Payroll is not just about making sure your employees get paid, but also about ensuring your compliance with ever-changing social security and benefits regulations put forth by the IRS and the State. Our CPAs can be your guide on how to properly set-up and manage your small business’ payroll.