I want clients to know that we can help them achieve their goals through the work we do and how we communicate. We can work together to accomplish what needs to be done.

About Phillip

Phillip (Phil) McCollum, Jr. specializes in tax planning and consulting for privately held businesses and their owners. He’s known for his innate talent of connecting with clients, colleagues and team members on a personal level. Phil enjoys helping people. He’s someone clients and colleagues feel comfortable talking to on either a personal or professional level and providing insight on what they can do to better their situation, whether that’s helping a less experienced team member through their first tax season or assisting a client with tax planning for their future.

“My goal is to help clients achieve solutions to their problems. What I have to offer is expertise in tax matters to help clients address a problem with an IRS matter or ways to reduce their income tax exposure. With a solid team supporting my leadership, we can achieve these goals in a practical, timely and efficient manner. That is our difference maker.”

Before joining Henry+Horne in 2015, Phil worked as a Tax Principal at a national CPA Firm in Phoenix and as Associate Legal Counsel at the Illinois Department of Revenue. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Phil has three girls: Laura, Amber and Zoe. When he’s not working, you can find Phil spending time hiking, mountain bike riding and kickboxing. Phil is a Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears fan, loves watching UFC events and when in college caddied for Michael Jordan.

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Firm Roles

Tax Committee

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Springtree Homeowners Association, Board President

State Bar License, Arizona and Illinois

Did you know?

What talent do you wish you possessed?

Hitting a golf ball straight consistently. That’s all I would ask.

What is something that you can’t live without?

Sunshine … I love it. It sets the tone for the day.

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

“Shiny Happy People” by REM.

What is your favorite movie?

Caddyshack. I caddied for 12 summers and this movie is not far from the truth!

Blog Posts by Phillip

PPP loan forgiveness interim final rule released
Tax Insights
May 2020
PPP loan forgiveness application released by SBA
Tax Insights
May 2020
COVID-19 stimulus law – “Paycheck protection program”
Tax Insights
March 2020

Articles by Phillip

December surprise changes PPP landscape
January 2021
PPP loan forgiveness – What’s deductible
December 2020
Preparing for PPP audits
October 2020
Paycheck Protection Program – What just happened?
May 2020
How to lower your current tax bill
October 2019
Ways to defer income and lower your current tax bill
July 2019
Tax reform: a new tax law? What do I need to know?
January 2018
Deductions that raise eyebrows at the IRS: document, document, document!
October 2017
Section 1202 stock: selling your company tax free?
July 2017
Is your personal info safe? How to spot a tax scam
March 2017
Smooth sailing for tax season: Prep now to ease stress later
January 2017
Fall Tax Deadlines: Tax, Penalties and Interest, Oh My!
September 2016