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Prepaid Tuition vs. College Savings: Which Type of 529 Plan is Better?

Section 529 plans provide a tax-advantaged way to help pay for college expenses. Here are just a few of the benefits: Although contributions aren’t deductible for federal purposes, plan assets can grow tax-deferred. Some states [...]

2018-06-26T14:31:19-04:00September 20th, 2016|Higher Education, Tax|

Dean Dorton Launches State-of-the-Art Outsourced Accounting Service

We're excited to announce a new service line, Dean Dorton accounting and financial outsourcing (Dean Dorton AFO) for back office and accounting solutions. We recognize the increase in demand for collaborative cloud-based applications for both business [...]

Changes to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting

As a result of FASB’s project to enhance the usability of Not-for-Profit (NFP) entities financial statements and the associated notes to those financial statements, FASB released ASU 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation [...]

2019-03-11T14:30:51-04:00August 24th, 2016|Healthcare, Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government|

Kentucky Sales Tax Exemption for Nonprofit LLCs

The Kentucky General Assembly recently passed legislation, in effect August 1, 2016, to exempt disregarded single-member limited liability companies wholly-owned by IRC 501(c)(3) organizations from Kentucky sales and use tax on their purchases. Prior to [...]

2019-03-11T14:30:51-04:00August 17th, 2016|Healthcare, Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government, Tax|

Dean Dorton Gives Back to the University of Kentucky and Lexington Business Community

Meet the Players Bill Kohm, audit director for Dean Dorton and a 1996 University of Kentucky (UK) graduate, has led more than 20 UK accounting students through real-world internal audit projects over the past [...]

Maximizing Investment Value

In our last newsletter, Determining and Increasing Business Value, we discussed the three primary approaches to valuing a business. We described how value hinges on projected cash flows and risks associated with achieving them. And, we [...]

How Many Employees Does Your Business Have for Affordable Care Act Purposes?

It seems like a simple question: How many full-time workers does your business employ? But, when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the answer can be complicated. The number of workers you employ [...]

The Red Flag Report

In today's regulatory environment, companies must be proactive in addressing environmental and safety concerns. A third-party hotline encourages disclosure of critical issues and protects both the company and its employees. Voluntary Protection Program Act OSHA's [...]

Final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Regulations Released

Today the Department of Labor (DOL) finally released  their much-anticipated overtime rule. This new regulation has been put in place to transform mid-level, salaried FLSA-exempt positions into hourly, non-exempt, overtime-eligible positions. Listed below are the key [...]