Welcome to the web site of Patricia Tokar Canton, CPA, PC Inc



My firm is here to help you increase your financial power. We'll provide answers to your individual or business profitability, tax, accounting, bookkeeping, or QuickBooks questions. We will help you create income and then keep more of your well-earned dollars in your pockets and bank accounts.


The focus is on providing you with financial and business tools to help you create the life you want. Many clients find this through self-employment, starting a business, or better managing of their finances and taxes and we are here to answer your questions and assist you. We will work with you online or in person.



Certified Public Accountant in Elkhart Indiana


Accounting - Monthly, Quarterly, Bookkeeping

Is your small business ready for monthly accounting services? Use a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor. We will work with you for QuickBooks training, set up of your books, and maintenance of your QuickBooks accounting system. Let QuickBooks streamline your accounting tasks and give you the data you need for making better business decisions.


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Proud Member of PASBA - Professional Association of Small Business Accountants

Member of PASBA - many strengths - one goal



Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider - Tax Services and Small Business Accounting Services

Dave RamseyDave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider



Certified Business Profit Consultant

Small Business Profit Advisor logo


Are you ready to concentrate on managing your business? Ready to have someone else complete the bookkeeping and accounting? Contact us for monthly accounting services! We offer remote accounting and tax services - use our secure servers to send your receipt copies, data files, QuickBooks files, and other accounting data. Just scan or fax your receipts and we will process your data and use our secure servers to send your forms and results back. It's convenient, time-saving, and cost-saving. It has the added benefit of allowing you to upload and download your documents at your own convenience - our secure servers are available 24/7.


We are also pleased to work with your QuickBooks Online program for your greater ease. Don't have QuickBooks online? We can set up and optimize QuickBooks Online for your business and we can even offer reduced prices on your QuickBooks Online subscription.


Our goal is to help your business become more efficient and profitable. We love that.


Tax Planning and Preparation

We will help you to minimize your taxes. We offer review and planning of projected taxes. Give us your tax data and information and we will give you an accurate, professionally prepared tax return. We take pride in high quality services and will work with you to be sure that you have taken every deduction and credit that you are entitled to for best results on your tax returns.


We prepare tax returns for individuals, S-Corporations, Corporations, LLC's, businesses, estates, and trusts.


Estates and Trusts

We offer: Estate and Trust accounting and tax preparation. Final accounting. Final tax returns. Estate and trust tax returns. We can assist and advise the personal representative with fulfilling their duties.


Small Business

We offer tax, accounting, and bookkeeping services as well as management consulting services. We will also work with you for QuickBooks set up, initial installation, and QuickBooks data entry. We will keep your accounting functions in order and give you reports that help you make better decisions about your business. We will help you use your financial data to increase your profitability and decrease your stress. Read More ....


Give us a call or send us an email today!



Informative Articles by Patricia Tokar Canton, CPA


Is Your Tax-Exempt Organization in Danger of Losing Tax-Exempt Status?


Articles Published on the Bright Hub Web Site


Handing a Tax Problem when You Can't Pay Your Tax Bill

How to Make a Good Income Renting Houses

The Amended Federal Tax Return - IRS Form 1040X


IRS Payment Plans: How to Get an Installment Agreement to Pay your Taxes


How to Use Quickbooks: Learn the Basics


Selling Your Home: Getting Interior Painting Quotes


Under What Circumstances is an Inheritance Taxable?








We help with:


  • Accounting
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Monthly Accounting & Bokkeeping


  • Small Business
  • Tax Return Preparation
  • Small Business Profitability


1720 E Bristol St, Elkhart IN

Serving Elkhart County including Elkhart, Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, and surrounding Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan cities in the Michiana area. Mishawaka, South Bend,Valparaiso, Merrillville, Union, Cassopolis and more.

We also have many clients that we work with remotely by internet, postal mail, and virtually by secure file upload/download. Convenient and time saving!

Certified Public Accountant


Tax and Other News


Tax Season is here! There are many changes in the tax law for 2022 tax returns. Many of the changes eliminate the extra deductions and credits available last year due to the pandemic.

Taxpayers with children will see big changes on their 2022 returns - the child tax credit and the child and dependent care credit are lower for 2022 tax returns. This could substantially reduce refunds.

There are many tax changes in effect due to the CARES Act and other COVID-19 related legislation. Please refer to our new COVID-19 resource page.



QuickBooks Online:


Now is the time to take your business to the clouds! We now offer the choice of QuickBooks Online as part of our monthly or quarterly accounting and bookkeeping services. You can print checks or send payments electronically, check your bank balance, send invoices, receive payments, look at reports, ... and so much more!

Call or email today to find out how we can help you transition to QuickBooks Online (or Desktop) to make your business record keeping more efficient and effective and how we can use that to help you increase profits.


Call Today


Please call our office now for an appointment for an office meeting or phone conference meeting, or to arrange for drop-off, mail-in, or secure file upload of your tax return data.


We'd like to help you make sure you don't overpay your taxes. Instead, invest your tax savings for a better future for you and your family.


Receive our Thriving Business Newsletter


Our Thriving Business Newsletter will give you ideas and information for increasing your business profits. If you would like to receive our newsletters please send your name and address with a request to be added to our mailing list. Thank you!


Estimated Tax Reminders


The next Federal estimated payment for personal tax returns is due January 17, 2023.






Indiana - Illinois- Michigan Business News:


Indiana is #1 in the nation for infrastructure and #2 for Cost of Doing Business for 2022 according to CNBC.  Illinois comes in 8th in 2022 for technology and innovation (CNBC)  Michigan is 9th for Cost of Doing Business (CNBC)

Indiana is #6 in 2022 in the US as the best state for business (Chief Executive Magazine.) Michigan is 18th and Illinois is 48th (ouch!) (Chief Executive Magazine) 




Useful Resources


These are links to outside web sites:

Social Security

Use this link to determine your future social security benefits.


Where's My Federal Refund?

Information on your tax refund from the IRS.


Where's My State Refund?

Indiana Property Tax Calculators

Link to Indiana Dept of Revenue page to estimate your property tax bill. The page also includes a link to look up the assessed value of your property.


 Tax Season Hours

The office is open from 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday, other times by appointment. We have in-office and phone/Zoom meetings available.  Please call for an appointment if you would like to meet with or have a phone or video conference with Patricia.


You are always welcome to leave a voice message or to drop off data in our drop slot. We especially encourage email correspondence.





We offer online accounting services. Please call or email if you are interested in our remote services. We work with many satisfied clients by internet, email, remote connection, fax, and regular mail.