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Updates from the financial front

You don’t have to sit in a conference room to benefit from our team’s business and financial insights. In this section, link to the latest news from and about our firm.

14th Annual Economic Luncheon hosted by Howard, LLP

Dallas, Texas, June 2017 – On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Dotzour presented his annual economic update during the 14th Economic Luncheon hosted by Howard, LLP. He presented “The Economic Outlook for Investors and Business Decision Makers” of which he gave his take on the economic outlook of the […]

Howard Insights: President’s Tax Proposal

Dallas, Texas, April 2017 – President Trump on April 26, 2017 offered a look into his proposal for tax reform.  Gary Cohn (Chief Economic Advisor) and Steven Mnuchin (Treasury Secretary) provided a summary of the plan; which includes: Individual Tax Rates – Currently, there are 7 tax brackets starting at 10% and ending at a 39.6% […]

Howard Wraps Up Spring 2017 Internship Recruiting Season

Dallas, Texas, April 2017 – Howard, LLP, a leading Dallas-based accounting firm, announced that it is wrapping up its spring recruitment campaign at leading universities in Texas to support its accelerating growth. The multi-month recruitment campaign consisted of on-campus career fairs and interviews, firm presentations, and networking events to recruit top talent for a variety of […]

Stop Tax Identity Theft in Its Tracks

Dallas, Texas, March 2017 – Imagine after sending in your annual tax return, you receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) saying that another return has already been filed using your name and Social Security number – and claiming a refund. Sound impossible? It can happen if you become one of a growing number […]

2017 Howard Leadership Conference

Dallas, Texas, February 2017– Howard, LLP is proud to announce the 2017 Howard Leadership Conference (HLC) to be held on June 7, 2017.  The HLC is an engaging and targeted learning experience tailored to help accounting students develop their career in the accounting industry.  The best candidates are students who want to learn more about the […]

Howard Made The List: 22nd Largest North Texas Accounting Firm

Dallas, Texas, February 2017– Howard, LLP was recently ranked as the 22nd largest North Texas accounting firm in Dallas Business Journal’s Accounting Firms List. The publication’s listing included 25 local accounting firms ranked according to the total number of local accounting professionals. In today’s business environment, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all financial solutions. Industry […]

Dallas CPA Society Names Tim Pike as Chair-Elect

Dallas, Texas, January 2017 – The Howard, LLP team congratulates Tim Pike, Audit Partner at Howard, on his elected 2017-18 Chair-Elect of the Dallas CPA Society (DCPAS). For his Chair-Elect year, Tim will direct the Vision Committee that develops the strategic mission of the DCPAS, which occurs once every 3 years.  The follow year he […]

Congrats to Leadership Development Academy Graduates 2016-17 Class

Dallas, Texas, January 2017 – The Howard, LLP team congratulates Anthony Jones and Soracha Petersen who graduated from the 2016-2017 Class of the Dallas CPA Society Leadership Development Academy (LDA) on January 11, 2017. The Dallas CPA Society’s Leadership Development Academy was created to assist emerging leaders in the accounting and financial services industries in […]

Howard Insights: 2016 Annual Update

Dallas, Texas, December 2016 – We value our position as your trusted advisor and we look forward to the conversations we will have as a result of the information shared in our annual update. As business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of planning for future changes in your organizations and for each of us as individuals. […]

Thanks for Being a Part of Our Firm’s Family!

Dallas, Texas, November 2016 – At this time of year, we sit down with our families to acknowledge all the many things that have made us thankful throughout the year. Since we consider you a member of our firm’s family, we want to take the chance to express our gratitude to you for giving us the opportunity […]

Howard Insights: Plan Now to Save on Taxes Later

Dallas, Texas, October 2016 – Even though tax filing time is far away, the fall is the perfect time to start your planning so you can take advantage of all opportunities to minimize your tax bill. That begins with ensuring you’ve taken all the deductions that can help reduce your taxable income. Have you maxed out retirement […]

Howard Announces Tax Promotions

Dallas, Texas, July 2016 – Howard, LLP congratulates Leisha Gardner and Holly Watkins on their recent promotion to Senior Tax Manager. “We’re pleased to announce Leisha and Holly as part of our leadership team,” said Partner-In-Charge of the Tax Department Gary Kroll. “We know they’ll make an immediate impact and we’re thrilled to have them,” said […]

13th Annual Economic Luncheon hosted by Howard, LLP

Dallas, Texas, May 2016 – Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. He has given more than 1,425 presentations to almost 250,000 people and has written over 90 articles for magazines and journals. […]

Let Us Help You Leverage What You Can Learn from Your Tax Return

Dallas, Texas, April 2016 – What does your tax return say about your financial situation? The fact is the paperwork you file each year offers excellent information about how you are managing your money and which areas where it might be wise to make changes in your financial habits. If you have questions about your financial […]

Howard Insights: Tax Dates

Dallas, Texas, March 2016 – March is here and so is one of the busiest tax times of the year! Below are some important tax dates whether you are a business or individual. March 15  Corporation and S Corporation returns are due or must be extended Payroll tax deposits are due if you are a monthly filer March […]

Howard Made the List: 20th Largest North Texas Accounting Firm

Dallas, Texas, February 2016 – Howard, LLP was recently ranked as the 20th largest North Texas accounting firm in Dallas Business Journal ‘s Accounting Firms List. The publication’s listing included 25 local accounting firms ranked according to the total number of local accounting professionals. In today’s business environment, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all financial solutions. Industry […]

Howard Team Members are Always Learning

Dallas, Texas, January 2016 – The Howard, LLP team congratulates Rebecca Haynie and Marelle Raksnis who graduated from the 2015-2016 Class of the Dallas CPA Society Leadership Development Academy (LDA). The LDA program is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to be effective leaders within their organizations, professions and community. Rebecca and Marelle, the firm […]

Howard Announces 4 New Partners

Dallas, Texas, January 2016 – Howard, LLP, a Dallas-based accounting firm offering financial consulting, audit, assurance and tax services for 35 years, is pleased to announce four new partners. The leadership addition will bring Howard’s total partners to 8. “I am extremely proud to introduce the promotion of these new partners of Howard,” said firm Managing Partner Otey […]

Howard Tax Insights: PATH Act

Dallas, Texas, December 2015 – Recently, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act).  This Act extends and modifies numerous provisions that previously expired, and makes many of them permanent.  The changes to the law include: The Research & Development credit (made permanent, and made creditable against […]

Howard Tax Insights: De Minimis Tangible Property Increase

Dallas, Texas, December 2015 – Recently, the IRS announced a significant change to the de minimis threshold under the Tangible Property Regulations that went into effect during 2014.  Under the original rule, taxpayers could elect to currently deduct expenses for the purchase of tangible property that would otherwise have to be capitalized, as long as […]

Howard Insights: 2015 Annual Update

Dallas, Texas, November 2015 – Another year has flown by and the Howard team wants to provide you with information that will be useful for both yourself and your business to prepare you for the remainder of 2015 and beyond. Howard Insights: 2015 Annual Update. About Howard: Howard, LLP is a Dallas-based accounting firm that has provided valued […]

Dallas Morning News Names Howard a 2015 Top 100 Place to Work

Dallas, Texas, November 2015 – Howard LLP, a leading Dallas-based accounting firm, has been awarded a 2015 Top 100 Place to Work by The Dallas Morning News. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. […]

Howard Tax Insights: Changes to Social Security Benefits

Dallas, Texas, November 2015 – On November 2, President Obama signed into law The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.  This law contained two major changes to the Social Security system, which will affect many taxpayer’s strategies to maximize benefits. The first major change eliminates the file and suspend method, a popular strategy used by married couples to maximize […]

Wish You Had a Coach for Your New or Growing Business? We Can Help.

Dallas, Texas, October 2015 – Are you launching a business or product line? You may have relied on us for years for timely and personalized tax and audit advice, but you may not be aware that we help business owners start and expand their companies every day with several types of services. In fact, we frequently serve […]

Howard Names Sarah Hancock as Senior Tax Manager

Dallas, Texas, September 2015 – Howard, LLP team congratulates Sarah Hancock on her recent promotion to Senior Tax Manager. Sarah joined the firm in July 2014 as a member of the tax team with over 20 years of tax experience. She has worked with many types of industries and companies, ranging from small privately held corporations, […]

Howard Tax Insights: New Return Due Dates. Don’t Miss Your Deadline.

Dallas, Texas, August 2015 – On July 30, 2015, the Senate passed the short-term highway funding extension, sending the bill to the President for signature.  Included in the bill are several changes to the due dates of various income tax returns.  These changes will apply to returns filed in 2017, for tax years beginning on […]

Howard Tax Insights: Home Ownership Tax Deduction Tips

Dallas, Texas, July 2015 – How much can I save? Are real estate taxes deductible? Keep these tax considerations in mind when you’re purchasing a home. Click here: Howard Tax Insights: 2015 Home Ownership Tax Deduction Tips About Howard: Howard, LLP is a Dallas-based accounting firm that has provided valued financial consulting, audit, assurance and tax […]

Howard Tax Insights: Medical Reimbursement Plans and the Affordable Care Act

Dallas, Texas, June 2015 – Time is quickly running out to modify or remove Medical Reimbursement Plans that are not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Medical Reimbursement Plans, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), and other cafeteria plans designed to assist employees with the cost of health insurance premiums or other medical costs all […]

12th Annual Economic Luncheon hosted by Howard, LLP

Dallas, Texas, May 2015 – Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, presented his annual economic update in front of more than 250 guests on May 14, 2015. It was the 12th annual event, hosted by Howard, LLP, in which Dotzour presented “The Economic Outlook for Investors and […]

Proud Sponsor of The Dallas CPA Society 2015 Convergence

Dallas, Texas, May 2015 – Join the Howard, LLP team at this year’s Dallas CPA Society (DCPAS) Convergence to be held Friday, May 8, 2015, at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel.  We are proud to be a sponsor for the 11th edition of this great DCPAS tradition which provides top-quality continuing education to North Texas accounting […]

Howard Tax Insights: Don’t Be Taken in by Phony IRS Requests

Dallas, Texas, March 2015 – The phone rings. The caller says they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and they claim you owe taxes and must submit payment through a wire transfer or prepaid debit card. Or you receive an email supposedly from the IRS asking you to share your bank account, credit card or […]

Howard Tax Insights: New Tangible Property Regulations

Dallas, Texas, February 2015 – Recently, the IRS issued long awaited final regulations on the tax treatment of amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property.  These regulations explain which payments can be deducted immediately, and which must be capitalized and depreciated.  These regulations will affect any business that has ever depreciated property, had […]

We wear our jeans to give back to our community!

Dallas, Texas, January 2015 –  As our firm continues to grow, we have a responsibility to our community to give back a piece of what we receive, and the Howard, LLP team is aware of our increasing responsibility and is taking an active role in honoring it. Starting January 30th, we are giving our team […]

Congrats to Leadership Development Academy Graduates 2014-15 Class

Dallas, Texas, January 2015 – The Howard, LLP team congratulates Tyler Laux who graduated from the 2014-2015 Class of the Dallas CPA Society Leadership Development Academy (LDA) on January 8, 2015. The LDA program is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to be effective leaders within their organizations, professions and community. Tyler, the firm thanks you […]

Howard, LLP and William R. Moss, CPA accounting firms merge to expand client services

Dallas, Texas, December 2014 – Howard, LLP and William R. Moss, CPA are pleased to announce the merger of the two Dallas-based firms that provide audit, assurance, tax and financial consulting services.  The firms will operate under the Howard name. Bill Moss, owner/founder of William R. Moss, CPA, will join the Dallas office and continue to provide […]

Howard Insights: 2014 Annual Update

Dallas, Texas, December 2014 – Another year has flown by and the Howard team wants to provide you with information that will be useful for both yourself and your business to prepare you for the remainder of 2014 and beyond. Howard Insights: 2014 Annual Update. About Howard: Howard, LLP is a Dallas-based accounting firm that has […]

Howard Senior Manager Presented at 61st Annual Texas CPA Tax Institute

Dallas, Texas, November 2014 – Duncan Campbell, a senior tax manager with leading CPA firm Howard, LLP, gave a presentation entitled, “Did NIIT give you a fit?” to CPAs in both San Antonio and Dallas as part of the Texas Society of CPA’s  annual “Texas CPA Tax Institute” conference held during November 20-21, 2014. Duncan […]

Howard Insights: Ponzi Scheme Loss Deductions

October 2014, By: Duncan Campbell | Senior Tax Manager – In March of 2009, the IRS issued Rev. Rul. 2009-9 & Rev. Proc. 2009-20 to offer guidance to taxpayers who were defrauded in Ponzi schemes such as the Bernard Madoff scam.  In this revenue ruling, the IRS clarified many of the complex issues involved in deducting the losses incurred […]

Howard Names Gary Kroll as Partner-In-Charge of the Tax Department

Dallas, Texas, September 2014 – Howard, LLP has named Gary Kroll of the firm’s Dallas office as its Partner-In-Charge of the Tax Department. Having been with the firm since 1999, Gary brings abundant accounting experience in both the public sector and private industry. He provides tax planning and compliance services for individual taxpayers and business […]

Giving Back: “Stuff the Bus” Campaign

Dallas, Texas, August 2014 – Just as we are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients, Howard, LLP is committed to supporting activities that enhance and serve the communities in which we work and live. As the back-to-school season is arriving for families and teachers in Texas, the Howard team teamed up again to […]

Howard Insights: Keep Up-To-Date on Recent Tax Developments

There were a number of important tax developments in the second quarter of 2014. Read the summary below to keep up-to-date on the key tax developments. For more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize the impact of those that are […]

Howard gives: proud to be making a difference in Dallas

Dallas, Texas, June 2014 – Just as we are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients, Howard, LLP is committed to supporting activities that enhance and serve the communities in which we work and live. Service is an inherent part of the Howard culture.  We believe giving back to the community is a “win-win” scenario […]

11th Annual Economic Luncheon hosted by Howard, LLP

Dallas, Texas, May 2014 – Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, presented his annual economic update in front of more than 200 attendees on May 6, 2014. It was the 11th annual event, hosted by Howard, LLP, in which Dotzour presented “The Economic Outlook for Investors and Business Decision […]

Howard Senior Manager Presented at The Dallas CPA Society’s 2014 Convergence

Dallas, Texas, May 2014 – Tim Pike, a senior audit manager with leading CPA firm Howard, LLP, gave a presentation entitled, “FASB/PCC Update” to more than 1,500 participants as part of The Dallas CPA Society’s 2014 Convergence held on May 8, 2014 in Dallas. The past year has seen a significant amount of activity by […]

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Howard Made The List: 22nd Largest North Texas Accounting Firm

Dallas, Texas, February 2014 – Howard, LLP was recently ranked as the 22nd largest North Texas accounting firm in Dallas Business Journal’s Accounting Firms List. The publication’s listing included 25 local accounting firms ranked according to the number of local accounting professionals. In today’s business environment, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all financial solutions. Industry […]

Howard Title Sponsor of February’s TYP Business Luncheon

Dallas, Texas, February 2014 – Howard, LLP hosted Texas Young Professionals (TYP) Dallas Chapter’s recent Business Luncheon.  The small, invitation only lunch, which was part of the TYP Business Luncheon Series, was held in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, February 12th. The event sponsor Howard, LLP is a Dallas-based regional accounting firm which provides audits, assurance, […]

Tim Pike honored as Young CPA of The Year

Dallas, Texas, January 2014 – On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, during their Annual Meeting of Members, the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recognized Tim Pike as Dallas CPA Society’s 2014 Young CPA of the Year for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the accounting profession. Tim is a Certified Public […]

Howard Team Members are Always Learning

Dallas, Texas, January 2014 – The Howard, LLP team congratulates Allena Graves and Hannah Hodge who graduated from the 2013-14 Class of the Dallas CPA Society Leadership Development Academy (LDA) on January 9, 2014. The LDA program is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to be effective leaders within their organizations, professions and […]

Howard Insights: 2013 Year-End Planning

2013 Year-End Planning