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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.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Depreciation-Related Provisions

In our second installment on the new tax law, we will focus on depreciation-related provisions. Many of you may have previously benefited from bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing — tax incentives that have [...]

January 18th, 2018|Tax, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act|

2018 Manufacturing Risks and Opportunities

Here are the key risks and opportunities for 2018: Attracting and Retaining a Quality Workforce Productivity challenges exist when a manufacturer can’t retain a consistent workforce. Manufacturing companies today have a hard time [...]

January 16th, 2018|Manufacturing & Distribution|

Electric Co-Operatives Forge Ahead

Here are the key risks and opportunities for 2018: Cybersecurity and Big Data Co-operatives can be proactive by implementing effective controls to prevent and detect cyber-crime. A successful cybersecurity campaign includes educating employees of [...]

January 16th, 2018|Energy & Natural Resources, Uncategorized|

Third Party Vendor Management Programs

Does your company rely on multiple third party vendors to achieve maximum efficiency in its day-to-day operations? How would you rate your company's diligence in accepting and monitoring your third party vendors? Dean Dorton [...]

January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

You’ll Need to Comply With ASU 2016-14 Soon

During 2018 (December 31 year-ends) and 2019 (all other year-ends), nonprofit entities will need to comply with Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and [...]

January 11th, 2018|Nonprofit & Government, Uncategorized|

Update: Meltdown and Spectre

In an article released earlier this week, we highlighted the recent Meltown and Spectre threats. Much news has circulated in the last two days as security updates have been released, including information regarding possible [...]

January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights

Results from Leading Edge Alliance's annual manufacturing outlook survey are in, and they indicate that manufacturers have increased optimism, are planning for potential, and seizing opportunity in 2018. More than 450 manufacturing executives participated [...]

January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Employee Benefits

What is Changing? Over the coming weeks, we will be sending out more details relating to the new tax law. Given the volume of changes, we will be releasing a more detailed review of [...]

January 10th, 2018|Tax, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act|

Meltdown and Spectre: The Newest Computer Security Vulnerabilities

Recent news reports have highlighted computer security vulnerabilities being referred to as Meltdown and Spectre. Computer researchers have found out that the main chip in most modern computers—the CPU—has a hardware bug. It's really [...]

January 9th, 2018|Technology|

Should I Prepay My Property Tax?

We have received several calls this week about prepaying 2018 property tax by December 31, 2017 in light of the cap on deductibility of those taxes that will be in place for 2018. Kentucky does not have [...]

December 28th, 2017|Tax|