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HORNE COVID-19 Resources

This page brings together resources and insights to help make change an opportunity for, instead of a disruptive force on your business.

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SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the much-anticipated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.

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Mississippi Extends Filing Deadlines Again

Mississippi extended the deadlines to file and pay individual and corporate income taxes from May 15 to July 15, 2020.

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Funding & Forgiveness: Exploring the CARES Act & Mississippi State Tax Incentives

The SBA's PPP loan, its forgiveness & unclaimed Mississippi state tax incentives provide opportunities for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 quarantined.

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SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance Information

Applicants that submit complete, supported forgiveness information will receive the maximum loan forgiveness and have their approvals processed quickly.

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Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

Hackers are using the rush to obtain loan proceeds as an opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting business owners. You must remain vigilant regarding this and other phishing attempts.

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U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Save Small Business Fund

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the Save Small Business Fund to provide assistance to small business owners impacted by coronavirus. 

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Act Now to Benefit from SBA Relief Loan

SBA 7(a) Relief Loans offered under the PPP cover payroll and other specific expenses for small businesses for an eight-week period.

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Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

Mississippi offers manufacturers many tax incentives that enable companies to prosper and grow. But are you taking advantage of all the opportunities you qualify for?

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Changes on the Horizon for Mississippi Business Incentives?

Updated March 12, 2020: Senate Bill 2563 has been amended and passed by the Senate. It will now make its way through the House. The amended bill increases the minimum...

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Cybersecurity Considerations for M&A

Investors must place a higher value on the cyber resilience of a potential acquisition.

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Protect Your Business From Costly Financial Errors

Taking steps now to ensure that you have the expertise necessary to avoid expensive corrective measures in the future is key.

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Business Valuation and Small Business Administration Loans

As banks change hands and new owners seek financing, often through Small Business Administration (SBA) loans current SBA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) require an independent business valuation by a qualified source.

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NPCR for HORNE

National Peer Review Committee (NPRC) Firms are required to have their PEER review administered by the NPRC. For the year ended April 30, 2018, Horne LLP has received a peer review rating of pass. 

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Seven Ways to Build a Culture with Zero Tolerance for Fraud

Establishing a zero-tolerance culture is the foundation to fighting fraud. Employees, vendors, partners and customers must understand that honesty and integrity are the standards for business behavior – and that you will not compromise.

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Fire and Fraud Triangles

Fraud is a significant risk to insurance companies. Most executives and employees understand the risk of fraud but struggle to find the resources to fight it.

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Agribusiness Update November 2018

The cage-free hen population has exploded to a 60 million-dollar industry in the U.S., which is nearly double what it was in 2016.v

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Trade and Transportation Update October 2018

The trucking industry has seen an uptick in volume and demand over the past year. Fleets have been buying trucks and hiring drivers at a steady rate but there are people in the industry that are unsure of how long the good times will last.

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Technology Industry Update October 2018

Potential Changes coming to Offer Fiber Internet to Rural Mississippi.How to Manage the Flood of Ubiquitous Data. Three Data Problems for Tech Industry. Robocalls and Relief?

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Tax Reform: Conversion from S Corporation to C Corporation

One of the significant changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was to slash the top C corporate tax rate from 35% to a permanent flat 21%...

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Know the Perils of Financial Testimony by Owners and Employees

Owners, executives and other key employees sometimes testify in litigation involving lost profits or valuation issues. But beware: layperson testimony that crosses over into expert witness territory is at risk of being excluded from  evidence. And sometimes the lay witness is just a bad witness.

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Tax Benefits of the Opportunity Zone Program

In the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Congress established an Opportunity Zones program to increase long-term investment in community development programs. Congress hoped by designating the low-income communities...

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Hiring with Stock-Based Compensation

Stock Based Compensation - the key to attracting the key talent for your company.

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Prepare For The New Lease Standards

The FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update intended to improve financial reporting on leasing transactions.

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Financial Institution Embezzlement

In 2013, a senior accountant of a financial institution discovered a suspicious $500,000 debit in a suspense general ledger account. Upon further research, the accountant discovered that this amount involved seven “cashier’s” or “official” checks that were all issued by the head branch teller.

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International Manufacturer Identifies Million Dollar Fraud

HORNE provided the company with insights on how to improve its internal controls to mitigate its fraud risks and to prevent future losses. Our report helped the company support its insurance claim and thus remediate its losses. 

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Top Risks Impacting Film Tax Incentive Programs

A production with a $25 million budget could have potential fraudulent expenditures of over $1.25 million, or 5% of expenditures, based on most recent ACFE survey. 

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Chart Your Course to the New Revenue Recognition Standard

This outline provides an overview of the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition to the new Revenue Recognition Standard. 

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How Does the Supreme Court's Wayfair Decision Affect Other States?

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a landmark ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair. The case involved whether or not it was constitutional...

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States Begin to React to Federal Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed sweeping tax reforms into law. As a result of the new and modified federal provisions, state conformity has become a popular topic of...

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What You Need to Know About the SEC’s New Cyber Guidance 

During the primetime of the 2017 10K filing season, the SEC issued additional guidance and expectations for cybersecurity disclosures. Cyber has been a hot topic for the SEC in the...

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Tax Reform is Coming to Town

The largest re-write of US tax law in over 30 years is now complete and subject only to the President’s signature. The details are voluminous and initial guidance should appear in...

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Tax Reform Hits a Critical Juncture

Over the last week, the pace of work in Congress on tax reform has picked up substantially. The House passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” last Thursday, and the...

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House Tax Reform Details Unveiled

The House Ways and Means Committee just released the details of their tax reform bill and will start hearings next week. The Senate Finance Committee will roll out their companion...

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How Ikea Thought Outside the Box

If you’ve never shopped at Ikea yourself, chances are that you know someone who has. And you’ve likely heard a horror story about attempting to assemble one of the furniture...