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Stay up to date with latest accounting, tax, and consulting news! Dean Dorton's experts let you know the latest industry and emerging accounting and tax information and most importantly how it will affect you and your business.

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Employee Corruption Fraud…

November 9th, 2017|

...What's the Big Deal? Issued by AICPA FLS Fraud Task Force Lead Author: Elizabeth Woodward, CPA/CFF Corruption is defined as “dishonest or illegal behavior, especially by powerful people such as government officials or police [...]

Identifying Revenue Leaks Within the Medical Practice

October 23rd, 2017|

In an era where reimbursement is shifting towards quality care and patient outcomes, it is necessary for medical practice executives to take a fresh look at their business processes to ensure potential collections are [...]

Tax Relief for Marginal Well Producers

October 18th, 2017|

Do you need to amend your income tax return? Article by Bert Layne, CPA, Manager of Tax Services Natural gas producers and investors in the Appalachian Basin have been disappointed for a number of years [...]

2018 ICD-10-CM Code Changes Effective October 1, 2017

October 12th, 2017|

There are 360 new, 226 revised, and 142 deleted ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes finalized for fiscal 2018 taking effect October 1, 2017. Here are highlights of the coding changes in chapter order. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic [...]

Talk is Over. Time for Action with New Revenue Recognition Standard

October 5th, 2017|

Have you recently attended an accounting update or read an article about the new revenue recognition accounting standard (ASU 2014-09) which is impacting companies in 2018-2020 depending on fiscal year end and public company status? [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Simon Keemer

October 5th, 2017|

Industry Team: Construction Years with Dean Dorton: 9 Years in Accounting Industry: 23 Favorite thing about Dean Dorton: I like the teamwork and that everyone pulls together to complete tasks. I also appreciate our Human Resources department for [...]

Dean Dorton Welcomes Erica Horn, CPA, J.D.

October 2nd, 2017|

Dean Dorton is proud to announce the addition of Erica L. Horn, CPA, J.D. Erica joins Dean Dorton as an Associate Director of Tax Services, based out of the Lexington office, significantly growing the [...]

Equifax Data Breach

September 8th, 2017|

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 [...]

Beware of a New Email Phishing Scheme

September 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

Cultural Transformation: A Top Down Approach in Healthcare

August 23rd, 2017|

By Justin Harris The culture of an organization is the by-product of every single employee’s daily routine. Research states that to develop a culture, whether it be positive or negative, takes at least five years. [...]

FASB Clarifies Contributions Received and Made

August 7th, 2017|

On August 3, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an exposure draft of a proposed new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) titled Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions [...]

We’re an IPA 200 Firm – Again!

August 7th, 2017|

We have once again been named an IPA Top 200 firm by INSIDE Public Accounting. IPA analyzed more than 580 responses to its Survey and Analysis of Firms and ranked the firms by U.S. net [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Jen Shah

August 3rd, 2017|

Industry Team: Equine Years with Dean Dorton: 14.5 Years in Accounting Industry: 19 Favorite thing about Dean Dorton: The ability to create your own career path within the firm. Biggest firm accomplishment: Continuing, along with my [...]

Estate Tax Portability Election: Simplified

July 26th, 2017|

Effective June 9, 2017, Revenue Procedure 2017-34 provides a simplified method whereby certain estates can obtain an extension of time to make an estate tax portability election. The simplified method is only available to estates [...]

Be Aware of Smishing

July 10th, 2017|

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 [...]