Tax Compliance & Planning

Tax Compliance & Planning


Sometimes, you can see the forest for the trees.


We tend to think of tax as a compliance exercise. But virtually every major business decision has tax implications. Whether an acquisition, updating to new brand standards or exiting your business, understanding the tax ramifications can have a profound impact on your bottom-line results.

We help clients see beyond preparation and compliance. We work closely with you to ensure that you weave the tax implications into your decision making. From taking care of mandatory filings and reporting, to giving you a strategic edge, our Tax Compliance & Planning Solutions help you see both the forest and the trees.

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"Many businesses view taxes only as a regulatory burden. At HORNE, we help them see taxes as a vital tool that needs to be part of strategic planning. More insight on the front end can lead to greater profitability in the long term."

You can find opportunities in compliance.

Tax Planning and Strategy

Recent changes to the tax code have created new complexities — and opportunities — for business. At HORNE, we’ll go beyond helping you navigate the compliance complexities of the new code. We’ll show you how taxes will affect your business, and help you develop strategies to turn compliance mandates into growth opportunities.

We can give you new perspectives on:

  • Entity structure review and selection
  • Accounting methodology changes
  • Personal tax services
  • Tax payment scheduling
  • Cost segregation
  • Value and cash flow maximization

Tax Compliance

Operating in multiple markets presents unique tax challenges to franchise owners. You face a maze of tax requirements and compliance issues, particularly in areas where tips reporting and franchise fees come into play. We can help you find your way through that maze and prepare returns, reports, filings and schedules in compliance with federal, state and local tax laws.

Tax compliance solutions include:

  • Federal, state and local tax filings
  • Annual reports
  • Business license tax filings
  • Census reports
  • Form 1099 filings
  • Industry-specific tax and license filings
  • Personal property schedules
  • Privilege license returns
  • Sales and use tax filings

Tax Representation

Statistically, private business owners run an above-average risk of an audit or tax inquiry. HORNE can help minimize the time, stress and distraction of dealing with the IRS and other tax agencies. By acting as your intermediary, we interface with state and federal tax personnel and provide the responses and documentation needed to resolve any issues.

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