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Ensure Your Year-End Donations Will Be Deductible on Your 2016 Return

December 6th, 2016|

Donations to qualified charities are generally fully deductible, and they may be the easiest deductible expense to time to your tax advantage. After all, you control exactly when and how much you give. To [...]

There’s Still Time to Benefit on Your 2016 Tax Bill by Buying Business Assets

December 5th, 2016|

In order to take advantage of two important depreciation tax breaks for business assets, you must place the assets in service by the end of the tax year. So you still have time to act [...]

Year End Tax Planning Tips 2016

November 30th, 2016|

With most of 2016 behind us, you may want to consider some year-end tax-saving ideas. Before acting on these, note the following: Most strategies do not apply universally, but only in specific circumstances. Many strategies [...]

2017 OIG Work Plan: Bulls Eye on Skilled Nursing and Hospice

November 30th, 2016|

The 2017 OIG Work Plan was issued by the Office of Inspector General on November 15, 2016. Historically, we have seen the Medicare Part A & B Work Plan focus primarily on hospitals with [...]

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 [...]