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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 [...]

Five Tips for Manufacturers to Protect Against Company Data Theft

Cyber criminals have been around for quite some time and continue to make our lives challenging. As you continually see in the news headlines, there are many forms of criminal activity occurring through the use [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Manufacturing & Distribution, Technology|

It’s Baaack…CryptoWall 4.0

Less than a year after its predecessor, CryptoWall 3.0 (which inflicted an estimated $325 million in damages in the US alone), the most recent version of the world's worst ransomware has surfaced, CryptoWall 4.0. While [...]

By | November 13th, 2015|Technology|

Does Your Business Have Proper Controls Over Electronic Fund Transfers?

What controls does your business have in place to manage electronic fund transfers? How easy would it be for your Accounting Department to unknowingly participate in a fraudulent request to complete a wire transfer? Without [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Technology|

Cisco IS a Software Company – Part 1 of 3

Part 1 - Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0 Introduction Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0, just released on August 31, 2015, is Cisco’s latest iteration of their network management software. It follows in the footsteps of CiscoWorks, [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Technology|