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About deandorton

Dean Dorton is a leading Kentucky-based regional accounting firm with a storied history of serving the needs of the surrounding community. We blend innovative business thinking, attentive personal service and an unyielding commitment to accuracy, quality and timeliness providing world-class expertise to our clients.

FASB Clarifies Contributions Received and Made

On August 3, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an exposure draft of a proposed new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) titled Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Nonprofit & Government|

Team Member Spotlight: Jen Shah

Industry Team: Equine Years with Dean Dorton: 14.5 Years in Accounting Industry: 19 Favorite thing about Dean Dorton: The ability to create your own career path within the firm. Biggest firm accomplishment: Continuing, along with my [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Equine, Uncategorized|

Estate Tax Portability Election: Simplified

Effective June 9, 2017, Revenue Procedure 2017-34 provides a simplified method whereby certain estates can obtain an extension of time to make an estate tax portability election. The simplified method is only available to estates [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Tax, Wealth & Estate|

Be Aware of Smishing

There seems to never be an end to the stream of new cyber threats being thrown at us and our user base. Most people are starting to be more aware of phishing scams, but are [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Technology|

Remembering John Balbach

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and partner, John J. Balbach. John was a native of Louisville and alumni of St. Xavier High School. Balbach [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Cyber Alert: Ransomware Outbreak

You may have seen in the news Tuesday that a ransomware attack has been launched globally by criminal hackers. This one is called Petya and is spread from computer to computer within a network [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Technology|

Team Member Spotlight: Leigh McKee

Service Areas: Wealth and Estate, International, Tax Exempts Years with Dean Dorton: 21 Years in Accounting Industry: 21 Favorite thing about Dean Dorton: In my interview with the firm 21 years ago, Richard Dorton asked me [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Tax|

Excess Interest Regulation for Colleges and Universities

In the October 2015 provisions from the Department of Education’s (DOE) Program Integrity and Improvement Final Regulations, an institution must maintain their Title IV in an interest-bearing account, unless any the following apply: The [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Details of 2017 Higher Education Training Day

We had an excellent day of collaboration and learning at our Higher Education: Current Issues and Trends event held at Northern Kentucky University on March 23, 2017. Topics throughout the day covered everything from [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Higher Education|

Trump’s Tax Reform Proposal

On Wednesday, April 26, the White House issued a single page of double-spaced bullet points outlining President Trump’s tax proposals. These proposals undoubtedly will be worked-over by Congress in coming weeks and months, so perhaps [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Nonprofit & Government, Tax|