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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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Cooper Horton, CPA (1930-2012)


Cooper was a founding member of our firm which he and H.B. Lee Jr. began in 1967. He was a graduate of Howard College, now known as Samford University. He was an honorary member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Cooper’s influence can still be very much felt today at our firm. He always took a personal interest in his clients as well as employees. Seeing the way he treated others molded subsequent partners and staff members paving the way for success for our firm. Cooper continued to service clients until his passing in 2012.

H. B. Lee, Jr., CPA


H. B. Lee, Jr. is a founding member of the firm since its inception May 1967. H.B. has over 50 years experience in accounting, tax, and management consulting with privately owned businesses and their owners. He has extensive experience in retirement, estate, trust and gift tax issues. He currently engages in general business consulting, corporate tax planning, and income and estate planning for high net worth individuals and their families. H.B is a native of Frisco City, Alabama and a 1961 graduate of Auburn University. Out of over 11,500 CPA Certificates issued in the State of Alabama, H.B. holds certificate number 698.

H. B. is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Birmingham Kiwanis Club and president of the Sessions Foundation. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Auburn National Alumni Association and Auburn University Advisory Council for the School of Business.

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