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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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Manufacturers are Counting Their Tax Blessings this Holiday Season

November 29th, 2016|

Manufacturers waited years for legislation which would allow us to know the tax impact of our capitalization plans before the equipment was purchased and placed in service rather than after the fact. Our wait ended [...]

Accelerating Your Property Tax Deduction to Reduce Your 2016 Tax Bill

November 28th, 2016|

Smart timing of deductible expenses can reduce your tax liability, and poor timing can unnecessarily increase it. When you don’t expect to be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) in the current year, accelerating [...]

Year-End Tax Strategies for Accrual-Basis Taxpayers

November 28th, 2016|

The last month or so of the year offers accrual-basis taxpayers an opportunity to make some timely moves that might enable them to save money on their 2016 tax bill. Record and recognize The key [...]

Breaking News: Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rule

November 23rd, 2016|

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules that were set to take effect next Thursday, December 1. United States District Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of [...]

Accounting & Ethics Update Recap

November 22nd, 2016|

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 [...]

How is Your Farm Impacted by the New Overtime Rules?

November 21st, 2016|

By: Jen Shah, Dean Dorton Equine Industry Team Leader As the December 1, 2016 implementation deadline rapidly approaches, we thought it would be useful to farms to provide some reminders on these new regulations [...]

Fields v. Trustees of Princeton University Conclusion

November 21st, 2016|

In the long awaited conclusion to the Princeton University property tax lawsuit, the University announced that it had settled with area homeowners for more than $18 million. The residents of Princeton sought to have the [...]

What You Should Know About the Updated I-9 Form

November 18th, 2016|

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. [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Jason Miller

November 18th, 2016|

Industry Team: Technology Consulting Years with Dean Dorton: 15 Years in the Higher Education Industry: 20 Favorite memory about Dean Dorton: I love that Dean Dorton is so focused on helping clients solve business problems that it is willing [...]

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like 1986

November 11th, 2016|

Whether you’re happy or not about the outcome of Tuesday’s election, now that we know we have Republicans in the White House, both houses of Congress, the governorship and the state legislature, it’s time [...]

There’s Still Time to Set Up a Retirement Plan for 2016

November 10th, 2016|

Saving for retirement can be tough if you’re putting most of your money and time into operating a small business. However, many retirement plans aren’t difficult to set up and it’s important to start saving [...]

Elizabeth Woodward Appointed to AICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee

November 10th, 2016|

Elizabeth Woodward, Director of Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support at Dean Dorton, was appointed to serve as a member of the Forensic and Litigation Services Committee for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). AICPA [...]

Jen Shah: “Make Sure Your Thoroughbred Ownership Enterprise is Considered a Business”

November 9th, 2016|

Jen Shah is no stranger to the annual Thoroughbred Owner Conference, hosted by OwnerView. More than 100 aspiring Thoroughbred owners from across the country gathered at California's Santa Anita Park on October 31 to [...]

Annual Public Company Alert

November 9th, 2016|

More than ever, public companies and their auditors are under tremendous scrutiny. History shows us that changes in the public realm may trickle down to the private sector as well. An assessment of the current [...]

Business Recovery After Hurricane Matthew

November 8th, 2016|

Hurricane Matthew has been an unfortunate reminder of natural disasters reaching close to home. During and immediately after a natural disaster, the focus is always on the safety of communities, friends, family, and colleagues. The [...]