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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 [...]

Leased Property Rules

There are specific rules related to leased property outlined in the new tangible asset regulations, specifically related to unit of property.  As a reminder, the unit of property is the cornerstone by which taxpayers now [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|Real Estate|

Self-Rental and Net Investment Income Tax

For tax years beginning after January 1, 2014, there are final regulations in effect which address the application of the net investment income tax (additional 3.8% on investment income, also referred to as “Medicare Tax”) [...]

By | February 11th, 2015|Real Estate, Tax|

Valuable Tax Savings Imbedded in Buildings

If you own real estate and pay federal income taxes, you can benefit from the results of a cost segregation study.  A cost segregation study is an analysis performed by trained professionals to identify property [...]

By | January 23rd, 2015|Real Estate|

Written Capitalization Policy Due January 1, 2015

REMINDER! To qualify for expensing items under the new de minimis safe harbor regulations, you must have a written capitalization policy in place on the first day of your taxable year. If you do not [...]

By | December 29th, 2014|Real Estate|