2020 Tax Pocket Guide
Click this link to learn the basics of tax and how our staff can help you devise a tax plan that works for you.
Our audits are value-driven rather than requirement-driven. We work with public and private company clients of all sizes throughout the year, not just during audit period.
We offer a personalized approach to help community banks of all sizes achieve their goals. Our partners are actively involved in every audit and tax assignment and know the banking industry thoroughly.
Bankruptcy proceedings are often complex and require the assistance of qualified financial expertise. Whitley Penn professionals are well versed in bankruptcy and solvency issues, addressing the positions of secured creditors and debtors, and assisting with reorganization strategies.
Business Interruption Damages
When a business interruption occurs, properly quantifying and measuring the damages is crucial for filing an insurance claim for the business interruption loss. We are here to help you when you need us the most.
Our credentialed Business Valuation professionals have performed hundreds of company valuations across a broad range of industries. We have significant expertise in the valuation of business entities, intangible assets, and intellectual property.
Whitley Penn is well versed in the litigation and trial process, having provided expert opinions and testimony for matters in federal district courts, state courts, tax courts, and courts of claims, as well as before domestic and international arbitration panels.
Security threats, vulnerabilities, and data breaches have become a top priority for boards and senior executives around the world. The sophistication of attackers and complexity of the threats require organizations to not only implement sound security technologies, but also have robust controls and processes around information security.
EBP Tax Reporting and Compliance 5500
Our team has significant experience in preparing and reviewing Form 5500’s filings. We focus on both small and large plans and can quickly detect and properly remediate any errors with a Plan’s Form 5500 filing that outside plan auditors may have missed.
Employee Benefit Plans
We perform audits on over 200 plans annually and prepare, and/or review, over 200 Form 5500 tax returns. Our engagement executives have significant experience and work directly with the company/plan sponsor throughout the year and know what steps to take in order to prevent problems with the DOL.
Private and public companies in the energy industry consistently choose Whitley Penn because of our depth of relevant industry knowledge and superior client service. We understand the audit, tax and consulting aspects of the energy industry.
Fair Value Measurements
Whitley Penn provides fair value measurements for business combinations in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 805 and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Standard 3.
Our Forensic Litigation and Valuation Services Consulting Group consists of highly trained professionals that are experts in the field of divorce-related financial issues with up-to-date knowledge of court cases that impact the treatment of certain marital assets and liabilities in a divorce.
We have a strong firm focus in the financial services sector, from community banks to asset based lenders to public company mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts, and we are prepared to help you with your key business decisions.
Fraud and Forensic Accounting
Whitley Penn has experienced professionals who conduct fraud investigations. We help companies and law firms probe alleged misconduct by reviewing accounting records, reviewing electronic evidence, and analyzing unusual transactions. We also provide expert witness testimony as necessary to explain our findings. We understand your company’s sensitivity and urgency.
Our professionals have the depth of experience to advise physician-based facilities, practices and groups of any size. We provide services to multi-location healthcare systems, nursing homes, surgical centers, physical therapy centers, dental groups as well as sole practitioners with growing practices.
Whitley Penn provides valuation analyses for impairment testing in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topics 350 and 360, and International Accounting Standard (IAS) 36. Our fair value measurements for financial reporting are conducted in accordance with the latest technical guidance and best practices.
Whitley Penn professionals are retained by the world’s premier, global law firms as well as boutique firms that specialize in IP to assist in the analysis of economic damages in the context of IP disputes.
Our internal audit methodology employs a scalable, top-down, risk-based approach designed to drive value by delivering efficient and effective audits that are directly tied to your strategic objective. Each audit is customized to the size of your organization and the specific risks that threaten the achievement of your organization’s goals.
Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail
We want our manufacturing, wholesale and retail clients to thrive and to be as profitable as possible. Our standard operating procedure is to give value-added advice that reduces uncertainty, views the tax picture holistically and helps seize opportunities to reduce costs and increase business in the U.S. and abroad.
Non-profit organizations have special responsibilities and requirements to maintain their non-profit tax exempt status, and we are fully committed to ensuring that our non-profit clients remain in full compliance. We have deep roots in Texas and are trusted advisors to private foundations and public charitable organizations of all kinds.
Nonprofit - Higher Education
We have been providing audit services to educational institutions for more than 30 years. Our partners have been recognized for their experience and regularly conduct seminars on various accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Our database of best practices provides our clients with the highest value in advice and recommendations.
Outsourced Accounting Solutions
Our Outsourced Accounting Solutions team handles the details of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax records. Staffed by skilled and experienced professionals who are chosen for both their financial skills and client relationship development abilities, our VBO group is a cost-effective alternative to hiring and training your own in-house team.
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Lost Wage Claims
Whitley Penn offers customized damages reports to provide accurate quantification of lost earnings by analyzing factors such as historical compensation in order to accurately project lost earnings through the individual’s expected work life.
Whether you are looking to enhance your transaction processes or improve your portfolio performance, we can provide guidance for today’s rapidly changing environment. We serve mid-market and emerging market growth companies throughout Texas and the United States and help our clients not only adapt but excel in the world of uncertainty.
With more than 30 years of experience working with Texas governmental and government entities, we are equipped to handle audits of any size and complexity. Our partners have been recognized for their Public Sector experience and regularly conduct various seminars on governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting topics.
We offer a powerful breadth and depth of audit, accounting and tax services to real estate developers and investors with properties around the country and in select international markets. Our clients get local pricing and decision-makers who thoroughly know the industry, and its time-sensitive deadlines and tax-driven market dynamics.
Restaurant and Entertainment
Restaurants and Entertainment companies, including franchisors and franchisees, count on Whitley Penn for dependable and responsive audit, tax and consulting services. Our professionals know the restaurant and entertainment sector thoroughly, and have hands-on experience with solutions to the everyday challenges our clients face.
Risk Advisory Services
With increasing changes in the regulatory environment, IT control environment and the organizational environment management must identify solutions to quickly mitigate and reduce exposure. Our professionals are experienced in a variety of projects ranging from complete internal audit outsourcing to providing supplemental manpower when you simply need more resources to get the job done.
Whitley Penn has assembled a well-qualified team of business professionals that have significant public company experience from both a public accounting and industry perspective.
Service Organization Control (SOC) 1, 2 and 3 reports provide service organizations an opportunity to affirm the design and effectiveness of their internal control to all of their clients, instead of individually addressing each client’s specific questions and requirements.
Strategic Consulting Services
Given the rapidly changing economic landscape, it is critical that your organization is able to plan and execute real time decisions, and businesses often need external advice as they navigate through tough times.
Strategic Outsourcing Financial and Tax Services
Whitley Penn has assembled a well-qualified team of business professionals with diverse backgrounds in public accounting and industry to serve as an additional advisor of your team as you navigate today’s complex reporting environment.
Tax and Consulting
We offer a full service tax practice and provide a wide variety of services. The diverse experience and knowledge of our tax professionals allows us to work with clients to provide a comprehensive and practical tax plan and strategy.
Fast-growing technology companies require unique advisory services and distinctive, responsive advisors to work with them. Whitley Penn understands rapid-growth companies in high-opportunity industries. Our professionals have hands on business experience working inside technology companies, and as an entrepreneurial firm ourselves, we understand the competitive forces that drive your business goals.
Transaction Advisory Services
Our professionals assist with every step of the investment cycle and will be there from initial assessment of the proposed transaction to integration of the completed deal. We are trained in all aspects of the transaction and work with bankers, attorneys, intermediaries, and other deal professionals engaged in the transaction to ensure you achieve your objectives.
Transportation and Logistics
The demand on the global and domestic supply chains present companies with an ever-changing environment that must be approached with unique consideration. Through our experience, our industry network and our alliances, Whitley Penn is able to provide our clients with the services and knowledge needed to navigate these challenges.
Whitley Penn is committed to helping you achieve financial success within your veterinary practice while delivering the highest quality of care. Our skilled professionals have years of experience in providing tax, accounting, and consulting services to veterinarians.
Whitley Penn Fact Sheet
With offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Plano, 64 partners, more than 550 employees, and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally. Learn more about Whitley Penn.