Avoid Being Scammed like Real Housewife Heather Dubrow

On a recent episode of her podcast Heather Dubrow’s World, Heather Dubrow revealed how she and her husband, plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow, were scammed out of nearly $2 million by their accountant and another woman. After selling their O.C. home … read more

Accountant Beware: How to Choose a Preparer Wisely

Having trouble finding a good accountant? The IRS can help! The IRS has a directory online that has a list of over 666,000 credentialed tax professionals. Each preparer listed has a valid 2015 Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). The information … read more

Do You Know and Trust Your Accountant?

What do you look for in a CPA? Knowledge of tax codes? Professionalism? Business advice? Personality? Wait, what? Did that last one throw you for a loop? It may seem odd to include personality on the list, but it is … read more

Received a Notice from the IRS or a State…Now What?

It appears that more and more notices are being sent out than ever from the IRS and state agencies. Most letters from these agencies don’t make anyone jump for joy when spotted while sifting through the week’s mail. Unless, of … read more

3 Steps for Filing Taxes for Single Parents or First-time Filers

Being a single parent is a big enough challenge. Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be one of them. If you’re filing taxes for the first time or filing under a different status, there are a few simple steps to … read more

The Dreaded IRS Letter

Every year the Internal Revenue Service sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers, but that does not mean you need to worry. Below please find eight things every taxpayer should know about IRS notices – just in case you … read more

Jury Duty – Crime & Taxes

Each day as you retrieve your mail from the mail box, you sort through the pile of letters noting which items are important and which are not. There is one letter in particular however, that most people dread opening. That … read more

IRS Agent Charged with Accepting a Bribe

First, it is not a pleasant experience to receive an audit notice from the IRS.  Not at all.  Even just a letter from them can give you that sick, nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach. But imagine how … read more

Quickbooks Tips, Part 2: Creating an Accountant's Copy

In the first part of this series, I discussed how to create a backup copy of Quickbooks.  The second most common method of transferring a file to your accountant is through an accountant’s copy of the Quickbooks file.  This method … read more

Quickbooks Tips, Part 1: Creating a Backup Copy & Entering a Closing Date

Quickbooks is the primary accounting software used by most small businesses, and is a wonderful tool for getting your information ready for tax preparation each year.  Some small business owners find Quickbooks very easy to use, while others struggle with … read more


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 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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