Tax Reporting

A Choice for Taxpayers: The State and Local Tax Deduction

Now that you finally have the time, you decide to review the tax return you recently filed. In doing so, you know that you supplied the preparer with the amount of sales tax that you paid on the new car … read more

Kiddie Tax

The “Kiddie Tax” was enacted in 1986 and was intended to close a tax loophole that allowed a small number of wealthy parents to reduce their tax bill by shifting income-producing assets to their young children in lower a tax … read more

Four Key Facts about Unemployment Benefits

If you lose your job, you may qualify for unemployment benefits. The payments may serve as much needed relief. But did you know unemployment benefits are taxable? Here are four key facts about unemployment compensation: Unemployment is taxable. You must … read more

Vacation Home, Rental Property or Personal Residence?

Okay, so you have a second home. That’s great! Now what? Well, this is a common tax issue since so many people are buying second homes. However, you may not be sure if your second home is considered for tax … read more

Taxation of Professional Athletes: The Jock Tax

March is that sports time of the year when Major League Baseball is gearing up, the PGA, the National Hockey League is still at it, as is the NBA. It’s also that tax time of year when it’s time for … read more

Marital Status? For Some LGBTQ Couples, It’s Complicated

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Windsor case, struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. As a result, the federal government is required to recognize marriages between same-sex couples … read more

WARNING – Federal Healthcare Coverage Information May be Incorrect

Last week the Obama administration reported that 800,000 people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act received incorrect tax information on the forms they received from the federal exchange and should wait to receive new ones … read more

You’re the Lucky Winner! Well, Sort of. Taxation of Prizes and Awards

The question sometimes arises “do I have to pay tax if I win a prize or award from my employer?” Unfortunately, the answer usually makes Uncle Sam the winner as well. So before you take those big winnings with you … read more

Record Retention: When to Hold ‘Em and When to Fold ‘Em

As the world continuously moves toward digital bill paying, statement delivery, and record retention, why do we still have so much paper? No matter how much of your financial life you move online, there are still some documents you’ll need … read more

Tax Aspects of Employee Terminations

Although taxes probably are the last thing on your mind after losing or quitting a job, tax aspects of your changed personal and professional circumstances can be significant. Depending on your situation, the tax aspects can be complex, and require … read more


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There is nothing more complex than the world of taxes. We know this and yet we chose careers where we face these issues everyday. We get questions day in and day out about new tax laws, forms and news items and how they affect everyday people and businesses. Well, here at Henry & Horne, LLP we have set out to do what we do best; help everyday people understand what is going on in the world of state, local, federal, estate and international taxation. We will provide these weekly posts and we encourage you to give us feedback on those posts as well as letting us know what else you would like to know more about. Welcome to "Tax Insights." We hope you find this blog informative and worthy of your time.


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