Sean Hauenstein
Partners & Directors

Sean Hauenstein: Partner


As Partner, Sean works closely with owners and senior management to develop and implement financial strategies that better client companies. He believes that hard work and dedication to the client produces a true tested adviser relationship. Sean is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience and an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Professional and Community Activities

  • MN Society of CPAs
  • City of Savage Economic Development Committee
  • Member of the Savage Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Minneapolis Foundation


What’s your favorite number?

What would you be doing if you weren’t an accountant?
Working in the golf industry.

What’s your current goal outside of Copeland Buhl?
Preparing the kids for college and living on their own.

Areas of Focus (Services)

  • Business Tax
  • Individual Tax
  • Trust, Estate and Gift Tax
  • Tax Audit Assistance

Areas of Focus (Industries)

  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate and Residential
Sean Hauenstein
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  • 1/22/2018

    Home Interest Deduction Changes

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed the rules for home interest.  Under the old law, taxpayers could deduct interest on home acquisition debt with principal balances up to $1 million.  Acquisition debt is indebtedness used to acquire, construct,...
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  • 1/22/2018

    Entity Selection Under the New Tax Law

    The new tax law made several changes to business taxes that an analysis of entity selection may be appropriate. The new tax rate for a C corporation is a flat 21%.  For a pass-through entity (S corporations and partnerships) and...
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