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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.

Despite Industry Headwinds, U.S. Manufacturers are Optimistic, Expecting Revenue Growth in 2017

According to Leading Edge Alliance National Manufacturing Outlook Survey We are excited to release the results from the 2017 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global) National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. With more than 250 [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Manufacturing & Distribution|

Why Making Annual Exclusion Gifts Before Year End Can Still Be a Good Idea

A tried-and-true estate planning strategy is to make tax-free gifts to loved ones during life, because it reduces potential estate tax at death. There are many ways to make tax-free gifts, but one of the [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Tax|

Few Changes to Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2017

Retirement plan contribution limits are indexed for inflation, but with inflation remaining low, most of the limits remain unchanged for 2017. The only limit that has increased from the 2016 level is for contributions to [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Tax|

IRS Extends 1095-C and 1095-B Deadline

In November, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to furnish Forms 1095-C and/or 1095-B to employees and covered individuals. The forms, which are required under the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting mandate, are [...]

Want to Save for Education? Make 2016 ESA Contributions by December 31

There are many ways to save for a child’s or grandchild’s education. But one has annual contribution limits, and if you don’t make a 2016 contribution by December 31, the opportunity will be lost forever. [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Tax|

Bill Kohm Appointed to the Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission

Bill Kohm, Director of Assurance Services, was appointed to serve on the Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission for the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Governor Matt Bevin. Bill will represent certified public accountants, serving a term expiring July [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources|

Can You Pay Bonuses in 2017 but Deduct Them This Year?

You may be aware of the rule that allows businesses to deduct bonuses employees have earned during a tax year if the bonuses are paid within 2½ months after the end of that year (by [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Tax|

Key Tax Filing Deadlines Changed

Due dates for certain tax returns for the 2017 tax filing season (returns for 2016) and beyond have been changed. The changes, based on the tax year being the calendar year, are highlighted in [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

An Important but Often Overlooked Follow-Up After a Death or Divorce

Most assets of which we are the sole owner pass at death according to the terms of our will and beneficiary designations of retirement plans and life insurance. In a real example from a dispute [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Wealth & Estate|

Jen Shah Elected to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Board

Jen Shah, Dean Dorton's equine industry team leader, was recently elected to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) board of directors. Eight new members were elected, including a new board president. The new board members include [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Equine|