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It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like 1986

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 [...]

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 [...]

There’s Still Time for Homeowners to Save With Green Tax Credits

The income tax credit for certain energy-efficient home improvements and equipment purchases was extended through 2016 by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act). So, you still have time to [...]

July 18th, 2016|Real Estate, Tax|

Cost Segregation Studies: Valuable Tax Savings Embedded in Buildings

Your company’s real estate is likely to represent a large capital investment - are you missing out on real estate savings? If you own real estate and pay income taxes, you may benefit from [...]

July 13th, 2016|Real Estate, Tax|

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 [...]

Understanding the Tax Consequences of a Home Sale

Putting your home on the market? As the school year draws to a close and the days lengthen, you may be one of the many homeowners who are getting ready to put their home on [...]

May 17th, 2016|Real Estate, Tax|

Tangible Asset Regulations: Repairs vs. Improvements

Question: If you spend money to change a capital asset used in your business this year, then is the expenditure a capitalized improvement or an expensed repair? Answer:  Under the new Tangible Asset Regulations (TARS), [...]

April 26th, 2016|Construction, Real Estate, Tax|