I’m passionate about interacting with my clients and team members, as well as figuring out how something works and sharing it with others.

About Donna

Donna Laubscher works to help her clients and team members gain knowledge that will help them excel in their businesses and their careers. She oversees all aspects of the Firm’s tax practice while specializing in tax, accounting and consulting services for individuals and businesses.

Donna helps closely held businesses plan for and comply with complicated tax laws. She serves a wide variety of industries including retail, wholesale, health care, legal and real estate. She also helps individuals with their tax planning and compliance concerns.

Donna is known for figuring out how to do projects and tasks more efficiently without cutting out any quality. Her goal is to see progress made on the overall important things without focusing on the minutia of the activities that take people away from what’s important.

Before joining Henry+Horne in 1989, Donna worked for a local CPA firm in Nevada where her responsibilities included preparing tax returns, auditing financial institutions and hospital districts and preparing Medicare cost reports for the hospitals.

When she’s not working, Donna likes to attend performing arts events, go to baseball games and read.

Education

Drake University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Firm Roles

Firm-Wide Director of Taxation

Executive Committee

Tax Committee

Tax Training Committee

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, Not-for-Profit Committee, Past Member

Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, Former Vice-Chair

Did you know?

What big dream or goal do you still want to accomplish in your life?

I want to skydive.

If you could have any superpower, what ability would you want?

I’d really like an invisibility cloak.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

Dark chocolate.

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

A meteorologist.

Blog Posts by Donna

Section 199A: You still have questions about QBI?
Tax Insights
September 2018
New IRS regulations: be careful what you wish for!
Tax Insights
September 2018
AZ Supreme Court rules on Invest in Ed initiative
Tax Insights
September 2018
So, I left for a wedding in France…
Tax Insights
August 2018
When work just becomes a nuisance – IRS notices
Tax Insights
August 2018
Is that the IRS on the phone? Maybe. Maybe not.
Tax Insights
July 2018
Be in the tax department, they said
Tax Insights
June 2018
Tax season – overheard in the hallways
Tax Insights
April 2018
Scam alert: IRS urges taxpayers to be vigilant
Tax Insights
February 2018
Scammers setting up fake charities – again!
Tax Insights
August 2017
Is funding all that is required to fix the IRS?
Tax Insights
May 2017
Can I expense my luxury hotel room?
Tax Insights
May 2017
Tax myths, lies and untruths as told by your CPA
Tax Insights
April 2017
A wish list for a tax preparer
Tax Insights
April 2017
Shh…have you heard the whispers? President Trump’s 2005 tax return
Tax Insights
March 2017
Angst, tax preparer style
Tax Insights
March 2017
1099-G error: 580,000 is a big number
Tax Insights
February 2017
The Accountant (the Movie) – True to Form?
Tax Insights
October 2016
Sales Tax Audits
Tax Insights
September 2016
History of E-File
Tax Insights
April 2016
Tax Season: Overheard in the Hallways
Tax Insights
April 2016
Looking for a Tax Career with a Public Accounting Firm?
Tax Insights
September 2015
Mid-Year Premium Tax Credit Checkup
Tax Insights
May 2015
New Cyber Attack Masquerading as IRS Refund Information
Tax Insights
April 2015
The End of Tax Season…
Tax Insights
April 2015
Basic Tax Tips for New Businesses
Tax Insights
April 2015
Arizona – To Conform or Not to Conform to Tax Legislation?
Tax Insights
February 2015
How Can a Change in Income Have Unexpected Consequences?
Tax Insights
June 2014
Of Baseball and Senators
Tax Insights
September 2013
Final Repair Regulations are Out!! Excitement Reigns!
Tax Insights
September 2013
IRS Fresh Start Program Helps Taxpayers Who Owe the IRS
Tax Insights
July 2013
Safeguard Your Refund – Choose Direct Deposit
Tax Insights
March 2013
Can You Carry Over Your Charitable Contributions?
Tax Insights
May 2012

Articles by Donna

11 Common tax acronyms: helping you understand your tax picture
August 2018
Ridiculous tax rules: surprises in the tax code
April 2018
The unwritten rules of tax: avoid errors on your return
March 2018
Tax mistakes - Oops! Now what?
October 2017
Two truths and a lie: what can you really deduct?
August 2017
For the love of taxes: how marriage impacts your return
February 2017
Year-end tax planning guide: moves to make now to help you save later
November 2016
How Much Tax Do I have to Pay? Calculating What You Owe
August 2016
Get the Most Out of Professional Tax Prep
February 2016
Year-end Tax Planning Guide: Strategies to Reduce What You Owe
November 2015
Don’t Get Lost in the Numbers: List of Must Haves Before Meeting Your Accountant
February 2015
It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Tax Time: Get Your Year-End Planning Done Now
December 2014
Mid-Year Tax Planning: Get Ahead of Uncle Sam
July 2014
New Tax Choice on Home Office Deductions
May 2014
Four Ways to Downsize the Kiddie Tax
February 2014
Seven Year-end Tax Moves for Individuals
November 2013
Watch Out for 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams
August 2013
The Tax Verdict on Legal Fees
May 2013
Overview of the New 'Fiscal Cliff' Law - Key Tax Provisions for Individuals
March 2013
Facing Up to the AMT Threat
January 2013
The View on Year-End Tax Planning
November 2012
Can You Prove That You're Innocent? IRS Relaxes 'Innocent Spouse' Rules
July 2012
Can You Support Your Charitable Deductions?
February 2012
Take Tax Credits When They Are Due
April 2012
Collect Miscellaneous Deductions at Year-End
December 2011
Five Smart Ideas for College Savings
September 2011
IRS Provides Some Relief to Tax Debtors
July 2011
Stay Within Charitable Deduction Boundaries
April 2011
Don't Miss Out on Above-the-line Deductions
February 2011
Year-end Tax Moves for Individuals
November 2010
Hiring You Child: Tax-related Benefits of Hiring a Child
October 2010
Combining a Business Trip with a Vacation
April 2010
Two Key Tax Changes in New Law
January 2010
Repair or Improvement? Know the Tax Rules
October 2009
Should You Change Section 529 Plan Investments?
August 2009
QuickBooks Shortcuts
June 2009
Summary of The 2009 Stimulus Act
March 2009