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Kentucky General Assembly Passes Significant Changes to Kentucky’s Tax Code

April 3rd, 2018|

After vigorous debate on the floors of both the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives, on Monday, April 2, the General Assembly passed the Free Conference Committee Substitute for HB 366. The bill, which [...]

The Need for Speed: Is Your Business’ Close Process a Headache?

April 2nd, 2018|

By: Jason Miller Your business is succeeding and possibly growing, with more customers and increasing revenue streams. Congratulations! Life is good. Or is it? A recent Aberdeen study found that 64 [...]

Safeguarding Data: Are You Really Prepared for a Cyberattack?

April 2nd, 2018|

By: Jason Miller “Cybersecurity” has become a buzzword over the last couple of years, especially with more cybersecurity attacks against large companies or corporations that are recognizable by name, but have you [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: 21% Federal Corporate Tax Rate Impact on Business Value

April 1st, 2018|

Stock market analysts and commentators have credited the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with boosting market prices during late 2017 and early 2018. As we have discussed in previous articles, the tax code reform [...]

Dean Dorton Named Top Firm in Southeast and Firm to Watch by Accounting Today

March 20th, 2018|

Dean Dorton was recently named as a Top Firm in the Southeast again along with being named to the "Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch" list by Accounting Today. "It's an exciting time at [...]

New Data Protection Standards That Could Impact Higher Education Institutions

March 20th, 2018|

Did you know that most higher education institutions will be required to meet new data protection standards starting May 25, 2018? The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect institutions that recruit EU [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Qualified Business Income Deduction, Part 3

March 15th, 2018|

In the first two parts of this Tax Cuts and Jobs Act QBI deduction series, we discussed the computation of the deduction and the businesses and income that qualified for the deduction. In Part 3, [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact for Real Estate, Vol. 5

March 12th, 2018|

The fifth and final installment is somewhat of a smorgasbord of information that is relevant to the real estate industry, but not as tax law intensive as our previous installments. Like-kind exchanges [...]

Best Bets 2017 Winners Announced

March 9th, 2018|

Business growth throughout Kentucky is critical to the continued expansion of Kentucky's economy and vital to job creation throughout the Commonwealth. In conjunction with The Lane Report, Dean Dorton is proud to recognize the [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Qualified Business Income Deduction, Part 2

March 7th, 2018|

In Part 1 of this Tax Cuts and Jobs Act QBI deduction series, we discussed the computation of the deduction and the limitations on the deduction based on wages, property, and taxable income. In Part [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact for Real Estate, Vol. 4

March 5th, 2018|

In our fourth installment, we will discuss the new expansion of the limitation on the deduction of interest expense. For tax periods beginning after December 31, 2017, the limitation has been expanded to include [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Qualified Business Income Deduction Part 1

February 28th, 2018|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a new deduction for individual business owners who conduct their activities through a sole proprietorship, partnership, or S corporation. Trusts and estates are also eligible to claim [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact for Real Estate, Vol. 3

February 24th, 2018|

For the third installment of our series, we will discuss excess business losses and net operating losses for individual taxpayers. Previously, individuals offset business losses against all other income (subject to passive and basis [...]

IN PERSON: Jim Tencza — “We can help them make better decisions, better run their business”

February 21st, 2018|

See original article in Louisville Business First Jim Tencza said he didn’t come to Louisville to stay in Louisville. But after arriving here for college in the 1980s, he’s remained here and built an [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact for Real Estate, Vol. 2

February 21st, 2018|

Previously, we discussed changes to and expansion of existing tax law. In this installment, we will be addressing tax law that is entirely new. As such, there are still areas that will require further [...]