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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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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 [...]

Remembering John Balbach

July 5th, 2017|

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and partner, John J. Balbach. John was a native of Louisville and alumni of St. Xavier High School. Balbach [...]

Gary Roth is Retiring!

June 28th, 2017|

Gary's Favorite Things About Dean Dorton I've seen people get married, families form and grow, kids born to graduating from college, people work through good times and bad times, team members grow up and mature. [...]

Cyber Alert: Ransomware Outbreak

June 28th, 2017|

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 [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Leigh McKee

June 19th, 2017|

Service Areas: Wealth and Estate, International, Tax Exempts Years with Dean Dorton: 21 Years in Accounting Industry: 21 Favorite thing about Dean Dorton: In my interview with the firm 21 years ago, Richard Dorton asked me [...]

Excess Interest Regulation for Colleges and Universities

June 14th, 2017|

In the October 2015 provisions from the Department of Education’s (DOE) Program Integrity and Improvement Final Regulations, an institution must maintain their Title IV in an interest-bearing account, unless any the following apply: The [...]

Details of 2017 Higher Education Training Day

May 22nd, 2017|

We had an excellent day of collaboration and learning at our Higher Education: Current Issues and Trends event held at Northern Kentucky University on March 23, 2017. Topics throughout the day covered everything from [...]

Trump’s Tax Reform Proposal

April 28th, 2017|

On Wednesday, April 26, the White House issued a single page of double-spaced bullet points outlining President Trump’s tax proposals. These proposals undoubtedly will be worked-over by Congress in coming weeks and months, so perhaps [...]