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TAS Tax Tip: Newly expanded ‘Closing a Business’ information provides step-by-step actions

Closing your business can be a difficult and challenging task. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) partnered with IRS to expand its Closing a Business page to help business owners understand the sp...

TAS Tax Tip Unemployment Compensation is Taxable - Explore Your Options Now

Unemployment compensation, including special unemployment compensation authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, must generally be included in gross income. ...

Tax Tip Filing a Petition with the United States Tax Court

Taxpayers have the right to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum. One way taxpayers may exercise this right is by filing a petition with the United States Tax Court.  How do I get t...

Taxpayers Can Now Electronically Submit 2019 Forms 1040-X in Certain Cases

Starting now, for tax year 2019 only, Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return can be filed electronically, though commercial tax-filing software. Please be aware that these cannot cu...

Time to claim the Economic Impact Payment for non-filers is extended to November 21

Non-filers now have until November 21 to register for their Economic Impact Payment (EIP). Eligible individuals, with little or no income and who are not normally required to file tax returns, now ...

TAS Tax Tip: Why Do I Owe a Penalty and What Can I Do About It?

I sent a payment to the IRS. Why did I get a bill? If you mailed a payment to the IRS on or before July 15, it may still be unopened in the backlog of mail the IRS is processing due to COVID-19. T...

TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for October 15 - Extension Filers

Most individual taxpayers who filed an extension for their 2019 federal income tax return have until Thursday, October 15 to file. Although October 15 is the last day for most people to file, some...

Blog de la NTA: El TAS extiende una mano para la Semana Nacional de la Pequeña Empresa

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs a...

TAS Tax Tip: COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities

Need relief for employment taxes? Here’s a simple way to find out what your options might be under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and/or the Families Fir...

NTA Blog: TAS Extends a Hand for National Small Business Week

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at ...

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In 1967, what would later become Horton, Lee, Burnett, Peacock, Cleveland, & Grainger, was established by two founding partners, Cooper Horton, Jr. and H.B. Lee, Jr. These men shared a dream of developing a prominent accounting firm, one distinguished in the Birmingham business community for its excellence in technical knowledge and client service.

With a solid beginning and a steady growth rate, Horton and Lee were quickly able to add partners Lamar Peacock, Grover Cleveland, and Thomas Grainger. In subsequent years, and as a result of our steady growth rate, the firm was able to add partners H.B. Lee III, Patricia Oh and Brian Burnett— all Certified Public Accounts who shared their vision of excellence. With professional and support staff members, HLB has become one of the top level CPA firms in Birmingham, Alabama.

Because of our firm’s size and the specialized talents of our professionals, we have the ability to serve a group of clients diverse in size, industry, and accounting requirements. These clients include:

  • Real estate developer
  • Commercial property owners
  • Multi-family residential owners
  • Property management companies
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Retirement and employee benefit plans
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Government entities
  • Retail and restaurants
  • Not-for-profit entities

By consistently developing our client base over the years and carefully controlling our growth, our sound management and financial strength has given us the reliability we need to foster long-lasting client relationships. Because of this, many of our clients throughout the state and across the Southeast have been with us since the firm began, a striking testimony to both our stability and our commitment to service.

More than pencil pushers, real CPAs working for you.