Plus, #@&! Profanity in the workplace
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Public Practice eNews
OCTOBER 2018
Buyer beware: Not all CPE is equal
MNCPA Perspectives
Being a smart shopper applies to more than just your Target run -- you need to also be a savvy CPE shopper. But, sometimes, you'll see CPE programs advertised that are unclear, misleading or incorrect. How do busy CPAs keep it all straight?
Treasury officials discuss issues related to 199A
Ed Zollars, CPA
Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed, questions about Section 199A have been front and center. The Treasury and IRS recently released new information about the application of provisions of 199A.

After reading his article, see Ed Zollars at Tax Conference 2018 where he'll lead sessions on entertainment and meal deductions, a new deduction for pass-through entities, partnership tax, and small-business accounting method changes.
#@&! Profanity in the workplace: What are employer responsibilities?
CPA Practice Advisor
Does it seem like more people are using &@#* profanity? Turns out, cursing in the workplace can become a much larger issue -- and not only because it's unprofessional.
Minnesota Supreme Court denies application of resident trust tax
Grant Thornton LLP
In July, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a ruling on Fielding v. Commissioner of Revenue, and the decision may change the way some irrevocable trusts are taxed.
IRS releases 2018-19 per diem rates
Journal of Accountancy
On Oct. 1, the new per diem rates went into effect. Find out what was updated, including transportation, meal and incidental expenses, incidental-expenses-only, and high-cost localities.
Gen Z: In the game
Minnesota Business
Gen Z is the next generation to enter the workforce. While it may be tempting to lump all youngsters together, this group is decidedly different from Millennials -- especially when it comes to recruiting and retaining.
Reporting charitable contributions on client tax returns explained
Wealth Management
The amount of charitable contributions individuals can deduct is limited depending on where the contributions were made. Take an in-depth look at rules and limitations affecting charitable donations.
Tips to plan your 2019 marketing technology investment
Dawn Wagenaar
It's time to create your annual budget, but have you thought through your marketing and technology needs? See how expanding to digital can grow your client base.
Think the volume of accounting rules keeps growing? It isn't your imagination
Attestation Update
Ever wonder just how long the Accounting Standards Codification would be when printed? Hint, don't hit print.
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Tax Reform Resources
Tax reform resources
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought sweeping changes to the tax code, and the implications for individuals and businesses are still being debated. With all the questions surrounding the law, stay on top of the most current information with the MNCPA's Tax Reform Resources page that's continuously updated with the latest articles, CPE, guidance and impacts.
Tackle tax reform
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Get your tax reform roadmap at the MNCPA Tax Conference Nov. 12-13. Choose from more than 50 sessions, network with peers and exhibitors, attend a free happy hour and more. Check out the schedule and register by Friday, Oct. 19, to save $100!
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Awards Luncheon honorees
Highlight Photo: 2018 Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon
Distinguished Service Award recipient Carolee Lindsey reflects on her commitment to the accounting profession and the MNCPA. Congratulations to this year’s this year's honorees.

Relive the celebration
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
Earning your CPA certificate is a big accomplishment. Join us in celebrating Minnesota's newest CPAs at the Fall Recognition Dinner. Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeurves and cocktails followed by a delicious dinner. Plus, hear words of wisdom from Vikings football sports psychologist and keynote speaker Dr. Cindra Kamphoff. We look forward to honoring Minnesota's newest CPAs with you. Table and individual reservations available.

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