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Are you Starting 2016 in the Right Direction?

The U.S. and international economies are becoming more competitive every day. Many of us are competing for the same workforce; for others it may be the same customer, but we have to ensure that we [...]

File Early to Avoid Tax Identity Theft

If you’re like many Americans, you may not start thinking about filing your tax return until the April 15 deadline (this year, April 18) is just a few weeks — or perhaps even just a [...]

Energy Efficient Tax Incentives

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was enacted to provide immediate tax savings opportunities for energy efficient improvements. For commercial buildings, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows for a tax deduction of up to $1.80 [...]

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 [...]

Dynamic Times for U.S. Convenience Stores

Owners need to monitor the following risk areas to stay competitive in 2016: Cybersecurity Social Media Volatility of Gas Prices Mobile Technologies Food Service Competition Wage Rates Regulation Compliance Asset Theft Changing Demographics Increased Fuel-Efficiency [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Manufacturing & Distribution, Risk Management, Tax, Uncategorized|

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 [...]