LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 23, 2019) – Dean Dorton, one of the largest CPA firms based in Kentucky and supporting partner of the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, is teaming with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) to host a webinar February 21 focusing on key federal tax reform items for horse and farm owners.

Based in Lexington, Ky, Dean Dorton provides audit, accounting, taxhealthcare consulting, litigation support, business valuationtechnology consulting services and many other services to clients throughout the region. The webinar will be hosted through NTRA.com with more details to come and will run from 1-2 p.m. EST

“The NTRA is pleased to collaborate with Dean Dorton to offer this special tax webinar for the horse racing and breeding industry,” said Alex Waldrop, President and CEO of the NTRA. “Last year’s sweeping federal tax reform legislation was the first of its kind in more than 30 years and is full of changes best explained by the experienced equine tax accountants at Dean Dorton.”

Among the topics slated to be covered during the webinar include:

·         Positive tax reforms related to federal accelerated expensing of asset purchases

·         Tax measures that remain status quo

·         Changes that require a cautionary approach from taxpayers

“We are thrilled to be the official accounting firm of the NTRA’s Eclipse Awards and proud to have a dedicated equine team that provides accounting, tax, and business consulting services to the equine industry,” said David Bundy, President and CEO of Dean Dorton. “Our equine team leader, Jen Shah, is one of the most acclaimed specialized CPAs in the field and we hope our collaboration with the NTRA will bring meaningful insights and benefits to the forefront of those in the equine community.”

About the NTRA

The NTRA, based in Lexington, Ky., is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 horse racing interests and thousands of individual stakeholders consisting of horseplayers, racetrack operators, owners, breeders, trainers and affiliated horse racing associations, charged with increasing the popularity, welfare and integrity of Thoroughbred racing through consensus-based leadership, legislative advocacy, safety and integrity initiatives, fan engagement and corporate partner development. The NTRA owns and manages the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance; NTRA.com; the Eclipse Awards; the National Horseplayers Championship; NTRA Advantage, a corporate partner sales and sponsorship program; and Horse PAC®, a federal political action committee. NTRA press releases appear on NTRA.com, Twitter (@ntra) and Facebook (facebook.com/1NTRA).

About Dean Dorton

For more than 35 years, Dean Dorton has served a broad spectrum of people and organizations involved in the equine industry, from small boarding farms to large multidepartmental farms involved in boarding, breeding, selling, and stallion management; from racing stables to a racetrack; from bloodstock agents to equine veterinary firms; and from industry associations to equine insurance agencies.

Dean Dorton provides an integrated suite of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies throughout the region, nationally, and internationally. The firm helps clients strategize, adapt, and change in every stage of business, from startup to growth and proper succession planning. Dean Dorton emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Dean Dorton has been awarded Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 15 years and was an inaugural Best Place to Work Louisville honoree. Dean Dorton was named a “Top Firm in the Southeast” along with being named to the “Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch” list by Accounting Today in 2018.  For more information visit www.deandorton.com.