Washington, D.C. (Nov. 4, 2015) – Jonathan Horn, CPA, CGMA today received the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Tax Division Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary contributions to the work of the AICPA Tax Division over the past year.
“Jonathan’s contributions to the AICPA Tax Division during the past year were unparalleled,” said Troy K. Lewis, CPA, CGMA chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. “He devoted countless hours of his personal time to Tax Division activities.”
Lewis explained that it was not a single project that made Horn’s service stand out, but his extensive involvement in a number of Tax Division activities. “Jonathan’s strong leadership was evident in the AICPA’s work in crafting legislative proposals to provide automatic, consistent and permanent tax disaster relief for those who live or own businesses in federally declared disaster areas. He also led our effort on Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions. In addition, he made significant recommendations regarding the simplification of tax-related education incentives and major contributions concerning our small-business tax reform recommendations and the Institute’s work to educate members about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” Lewis said.
The Tax Division Distinguished Service Award is bestowed for outstanding current contribution to the Tax Division. The individual must have made a substantial contribution to the Tax Division’s work product through a notable, extraordinary personal effort.
The award was presented to Horn at the AICPA Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C. by Lewis.
Horn is the immediate past chair of the AICPA Individual and Self-Employed Technical Resource Panel, where he served five years as a member of the panel and two years as its chair. He speaks regularly at national professional events and is frequently quoted in the national media.
He joined the tax staff of the AICPA as a lead technical manager in August. Prior to that, Horn was a solo practitioner in New York City for nearly 20 years. In his practice, he served individuals and small businesses located in the United States and overseas.
Horn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Excelsior College (University of the State of New York) and certificates in accounting and managerial accounting from Pace University.