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 [...]

National Convenience Store Industry Metrics

The convenience store ("c-store") industry continues to show positive returns. The decline in fuel prices has allowed higher margin instore items to have a bigger impact on the overall gross profit. Please take a look [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources, Uncategorized|

Challenging Times for Electric Co-Operatives

Electric co-operatives are unique entities that are part government agency, part agricultural co-operative, and part not-for-profit company that provide electricity to rural areas of the United States. Most co-operatives are solely distributors of energy and [...]

January 14th, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources, Uncategorized|

We’re Hiring!

Want to work for a team that is recognized as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky for 11 consecutive years, and recently named one of Business first's inaugural Best Places to Work in Louisville? [...]

December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Who is Exempt from Sales and Use Tax in Kentucky?

Mike Harbold, Associate Director of Tax Services, is presenting two topics at the Sales and Use Tax in Kentucky seminar in downtown Louisville, KY on Friday, November 6, 2015. Mike has more than 20 years [...]

October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

DOL Proposes Changes to Overtime Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a significant proposed change to the wage and hour rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Background The current rules generally require employers to pay an employee [...]

August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|