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Crowdfunding: Issues and Limitations

You may have been interested in or may have contributed to funding campaigns on sites such as Kickstarter. There are a number of fundamental issues relating to crowdfunding – is your payment a gift to the [...]

Key Provisions of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act

Congress finally passed an extenders package that includes some key tax provisions that go beyond 2015. While there are numerous provisions, the ones we are frequently asked about include: Section 179 deduction for up to $500,000 of [...]

Rising Healthcare Costs…What Can I Do?

Most companies want to provide their employees with the best medical benefit coverage; however, healthcare costs and the cost of medical insurance continue to increase. One way to help reduce your costs is a dependent [...]

Department of Labor Communication with Plan Administrators

In November, the Department of Labor (DOL) began sending emails to plan sponsors alerting them of the importance of obtaining a quality audit from a qualified and experienced CPA firm. The timing of the DOL [...]

Dean Dorton Merges with Barr Anderson & Roberts, PSC

Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Dean Dorton) has expanded its presence in Kentucky by merging in Barr Anderson & Roberts, PSC (BAR), a long-standing CPA and advisory firm located in Lexington, KY. The merger will be [...]

GASB Statement 72 – Fair Value Measurement and Application

Part 1 of 2 In February 2015 the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued GASB Statement 72, Fair Value Measurement and Application.  The Statement is designed to bring more clarity to areas of uncertainty related [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government|

Uniform Guidance: Cost Allowability Changes

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) released the new Uniform Guidance in December of 2013, and it became effective on December 26, 2014. The Uniform Guidance combines previous federal cost principles OMB Circular A-21 (Colleges and [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government|

Is College Tuition Really Too High?

As a financial professional serving the higher education community, as a mother of two children that plan to go to college and as a U.S. citizen, I found the article below, which was published last week [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Higher Education|

Proposed Changes for Not-for-Profit Accounting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has developed guidance that it believes will improve the information provided in financial statements and disclosures for non-for-profit entities. The proposed guidance is Accounting Standards Update 2015-230 Presentation of [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Healthcare, Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government|