I love meeting and working with clients to help deliver value and tax savings. It’s nice to relieve them of stress in an area that most people haven’t experienced before.

Brian Ess is a Manager specializing in the state and local tax niche. His experience includes working with sales tax, income tax credits and incentives in all industries.

Before joining Henry+Horne in 2019, Brian worked for a Big Four firm and national firm in Kansas City. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University and attended law school at the University of Missouri.

When he’s not working, you can find Brian walking his mini Aussie, Tyson, traveling, or doing “all things sports.” If he wasn’t a manager, he would like to be an astrophysicist.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Heart of America Tax Institute

Junior Achievement

Did you know?

If you weren’t an accountant, what would you be?

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
St. Louis – My family spread out across the country, and I eventually chose the place with the best weather!

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Cookie Dough Ice Cream

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Helping businesses save tax money and relieve stress of SALT issues

Blog Posts by Brian

SALT Restaurant Accounting 101
The Side Dish
September 2022
State taxes on NFTs are coming
Tax Insights
August 2022
Get state tax proactive – SALT credits, incentives and property taxes
Tax Insights
June 2022
Get state tax proactive – Net worth and indirect tax payments
Tax Insights
June 2022
Food delivery businesses and sales tax issues
The Side Dish
March 2021
State offers sales tax relief amid coronavirus
The Side Dish
June 2020
Can states apply sales tax retroactively?
Tax Insights
May 2020
Sourcing your income taxes: Understanding market-based sourcing
Tax Insights
May 2020
Taxpayers losing SALT lawsuits
Tax Insights
March 2020
Oregon’s new tax
Tax Insights
October 2019
Gaining favor among customers by absorbing sales tax
Tax Insights
September 2019
How does Wayfair affect your restaurant business?
The Side Dish
June 2019

Articles by Brian

State and Local Tax 101
September 2021
The tax complexity of online sales
March 2022
Sales tax notice
July 2021
State and Local Tax – Year End Notes and Planning
December 2020