Plus, making time for in-between sized projects
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Business & Industry eNews
OCT. 9, 2018
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      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
Lessons from early lease accounting adopters
CFO
PwC reports that a mere 1 percent of companies have completed adoption of the new lease accounting standard. For all you 99-percenters out there, benefit from a summary of lessons learned.

Thinking it's time to tackle the new standard? Attend this Lease Accounting Workshop on Nov. 8.
      INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS   
Minnesota workers, companies scrutinize revised NAFTA deal
Star Tribune
"This landmark agreement will send cash and jobs pouring into the United States and into North America -- good for Canada, good for Mexico." But good for Minnesota? Farmers and manufacturers weigh in.
      FRAUD   
I got vished (and so can you)
KnowBe4
That's not a typo. Vishing -- or voice phishing -- is legit. Think you can't be duped? So did this cybersecurity expert until he was.
      HUMAN RESOURCES   
IRS holds big withholding form changes until 2020
Forbes
CPAs spoke, and the IRS listened. After pushback from tax professionals, the IRS will not release a 2019 W-4 that differs from the 2018 form.
      PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT   
How to make time for in-between sized projects
Medium
What was the highlight of your day? Determining your answer before your day starts could help you accomplish more.
      SUPERVISION   
Help your team manage grunt work
Harvard Business Review
What do recent college grads and seasoned professionals have in common? Grunt work. When the work just needs to get done, test drive these techniques for keeping your team motivated.
      TAXATION-BUSINESS   
Rules issued on paid family and medical leave credit
Journal of Accountancy
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act allowed for employers to collect a business credit if they provide paid family and medical leave to employees. Questions ensued. Answers followed, courtesy of the IRS.
Implications of Wayfair beyond sales tax
FEI
The Wayfair decision can serve as a catalyst for a company to re-examine its state tax nexus decisions, taking into consideration relevant case law, statutes and regulations.

Wayfair is one of 52 session choices at the MNCPA Tax Conference, Nov. 12-13. Plan to attend if your company needs a tax reform roadmap.
      TAXATION-INDIVIDUAL   
IRS issues 2018-19 per-diem rates
Journal of Accountancy
Before you fly the friendly skies or hit the open road on your next business trip, peruse the latest per-diem rates issued by the IRS.
      TECHNOLOGY   
Walmart using blockchain to stop the spread of E. coli in lettuce
CNBC
Lettuce confess something: Blockchain is confusing. But when you put it in the context of leafy greens, it makes more sense. Trust us on this.
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OCT
16
Business & Industry Get-Together
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Mercury Dining Room and Rail, Minneapolis
OCT
25
Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Government relations outlook for 2019
NOV
20
Controller Roundtable
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Revenue recognition
Free 4 CPE Leadership Summit
Finesse your coaching style at Leadership Summit
As a coach, are you pushing your team to perform to their max? Leadership Summit helps you create a winning playbook for individual and team success. This varsity-level event on Oct. 17 is free and open only to MNCPA members. You'll earn 4 free CPE credits to boot!
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Live HR Webinar by Larry Morgan
Defending against EEOC charges
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 84,000 discrimination complaints last year. Avoid being part of this statistic by understanding what to do, not if, but when EEOC charges are brought against you. Make plans to attend this HR webinar on Oct. 30.
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Save $100 on Tax Conference registration
Tax Conference:
Save $100 through Friday, Oct. 19

Get your tax reform roadmap at the MNCPA Tax Conference, Nov. 12-13. Choose from more than 50 sessions, network with 1,500 peers, attend a free happy hour and more. Check out the schedule and register by Friday, Oct. 19, to save $100!
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Join us at the Fall Recognition Dinner on Nov. 1
2018 Fall Recognition Dinner
Nov. 1  |  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley
Show your support for Minnesota's newest CPAs when you attend this annual rite of passage. Is there a new CPA in your office? Encourage them to attend. Or, better yet, go with them!

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Awards Luncheon honorees
Highlight Photo: 2018 Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon
Public Service Award winner Sally Mainquist celebrated with colleague Kris Larson at this year's event. Congratulations to all of this year's honorees.

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Business & Industry CPE
OCT
23
38th Annual MNCPA Not-for-Profit Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Brooklyn Center | 8 CPE, 1.5 Ethics
OCT
24
K2's Advanced Excel Reporting: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques
8:30 a.m. - noon p.m. | Plymouth | 4 CPE
OCT
25
The Bottom Line on the New Lease Accounting Requirements
1 - 4:30 p.m. | Plymouth | 4 CPE
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