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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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Beware of Income-Based Limits on Itemized Deductions and Personal Expenses

November 8th, 2016|

Many tax breaks are reduced or eliminated for higher-income taxpayers. Two of particular note are the itemized deduction reduction and the personal exemption phaseout. Income thresholds If your adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds the applicable [...]

Dean Dorton is Proud to Sponsor CNPE Art of Vision Award to Louisville Orchestra

October 26th, 2016|

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence held their 16th Annual Nonprofit Conference and Pyramid Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Louisville this afternoon. Nonprofit, corporate, and public sector leaders came together at the conference to learn and [...]

2016 Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit: Apply by Nov. 1 to Secure 2016 Credit

October 24th, 2016|

Kentucky small businesses that added employees and equipment or technology in the past 24 months may qualify for a tax credit of up to $25,000 on their 2016 tax return through the Kentucky Small Business [...]

What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Employment Taxes

October 19th, 2016|

In addition to income tax, you must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on earned income, such as salary and self-employment income. The 12.4% Social Security tax applies only up to the Social Security wage [...]

Dean Dorton Technology Named to Cisco Winner’s Circle

October 18th, 2016|

Cisco Systems named Dean Dorton Technology, a premier provider of technology solutions for companies throughout the region, to the Cisco Winner’s Circle. Of the more than 50,000 Cisco partners world-wide, only 350 top performing Cisco [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Crissy Fiscus

October 18th, 2016|

Industry Team: Colleges & Universities Years with Dean Dorton: 21 Years in the Higher Education Industry: 15 Favorite memory about Dean Dorton: The opportunity to work directly with the firm founders and other owners during my first five [...]

CMS Releases Final MACRA Rule

October 17th, 2016|

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services releases the final version of its physician Quality Payment Program under MACRA. The final version makes 2017 a “transition year” and adds flexibility through a [...]

2017 ICD-10-CM Code Changes Begin and CMS Code Flexibility Ends

October 17th, 2016|

Are YOU Ready? On October 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lifted its partial code freeze and thousands of new codes went into effect. In addition, the Medicare grace period on [...]

Are You Timing Business Income and Expenses to Your Tax Advantage?

October 12th, 2016|

Typically, it’s better to defer tax. One way is through controlling when your business recognizes income and incurs deductible expenses. Here are two timing strategies that can help businesses do this: Defer income to next [...]

Tax-Smart Options for Your Old Retirement Plan When You Change Jobs

October 7th, 2016|

There’s a lot to think about when you change jobs, and it’s easy for a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan to get lost in the shuffle. But to keep building tax-deferred savings, it’s important [...]

Team Ignition Completes Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge

October 7th, 2016|

Amelia Sebastian, Manager of Tax Services, just completed Ignite Louisville's annual service learning component, the Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge. Her group, Team Ignition, helped Hand in Hand Ministries develop a strategic plan to start an [...]

2017 ICD-10-CM Code Changes Begin and CMS Code Flexibility Ends

October 6th, 2016|

Are YOU Ready? On October 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lifted its partial code freeze and thousands of new codes went into effect. In addition, the Medicare grace period on [...]

National Manufacturing Outlook Survey

October 6th, 2016|

You are invited to participate in our first Dean Dorton – Leading Edge Alliance Global National Manufacturing Survey. This project is part of our efforts to serve you as a true strategic business advisor and [...]

EEOC Releases Guidance on New 2017 EEO-1 Form

October 3rd, 2016|

On September 29, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the anticipated guidelines for the new 2017 Employer Information Report EEO-1 (also known as the EEO-1 Report). The changes expand the data employers are [...]

Get Two Tax Benefits From One Donation: Give Appreciated Stock Instead of Cash

September 28th, 2016|

If you’re charitably inclined, making donations is probably one of your key year-end tax planning strategies. But if you typically give cash, you may want to consider another option that provides not just one but [...]