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Equifax Data Breach

Are you one of 143 million people (the equivalent of approximately 1 in 2 Americans) who have potentially been impacted by the Equifax cyber breach? Equifax, one of three major credit reporting agencies, announced [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Technology|

Beware of a New Email Phishing Scheme

The Internal Revenue Service warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The IRS said: "The [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Tax, Technology|

Be Aware of Smishing

There seems to never be an end to the stream of new cyber threats being thrown at us and our user base. Most people are starting to be more aware of phishing scams, but are [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Technology|

Cyber Alert: Ransomware Outbreak

You may have seen in the news Tuesday that a ransomware attack has been launched globally by criminal hackers. This one is called Petya and is spread from computer to computer within a network [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Technology|

Dean Dorton Named 4th Best Place to Work in Kentucky

Last night, the annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony was held at the Lexington Convention Center, where the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management announced this [...]

Have You Responded to the DOE’s Warnings About Cybersecurity?

The United States Department of Education (DOE) has sent friendly notices for two years in a row reminding colleges and universities of their requirement to comply with the strict guidelines for protecting student financial [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Higher Education, Technology|

Employee vs. Contractor

Third party relationships have become more important as companies look to leverage outside expertise. As relationships evolve, management needs to keep a close eye to determine if the third party contractor has become [...]

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 [...]

Accounting & Ethics Update Recap

On November 16, Dean Dorton provided its 12th version of the annual Accounting and Ethics Update. The firm utilized 17 presenters over nine sessions that covered a variety of topics from the latest in nonprofit reporting [...]

What You Should Know About the Updated I-9 Form

On Monday, November 14, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the anticipated new Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) that replaces the current version, which expired on March 31 of this year. [...]