Plus, Thanksgiving traditions -- from mimosa morning to pie night
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Firm Administrator Bulletin
NOVEMBER 2018
Don't miss the BOA's Dec. 31 deadline
Dec. 31 is the Minnesota Board of Accountancy's (BOA) CPA certificate renewal and CPE reporting deadline.

All CPAs must renew their CPA certificate by Dec. 31. Active CPAs must also report their CPE for the reporting period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. Remember, CPE rules have changed since the last reporting and renewal period.
Don't miss the deadline!
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Firm permit renewal:
Firm permit renewal deadline is also Dec. 31. Firm permits are tied to individual certificate holders who work at the firm.
  • Dec. 31: Two-thirds of CPA partners, shareholders, members, managers, directors and officers must be in compliance with their individual CPA certificate.
  • March 1: All CPAs noted above must be in compliance.
Note: All CPAs must renew their individual certificates by Dec. 31.

Firms out of compliance on March 1 will have their firm permit automatically revoked.

Understand firm permit renewal
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How to write an email to a busy co-worker and receive a response
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Tax season is looming -- and your staff will soon be buried under tax return mountain. See the best ways to write an email to your busy colleagues so that they get back to you.
401(k) and retirement plan limits for tax year 2019
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Employees will soon be updating their 401(k) plans, and the IRS recently announced adjustments for retirement-related items for 2019. Find out what the limits are for next year.
How the new IRS rules affect student loan benefits
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Looking for ways to entice new recruits right out of college? Offer student loan benefits. Here's how to tie in student loans with retirement benefits.
What employers can do about the increasing number of 'thanks but I'm going to pass' candidates
Forbes
Hiring is top of mind for most firms, and you may be hearing, "Thanks, but no thanks" from candidates. But there are steps you can take to hear "I accept" more often.
Thanksgiving traditions -- from mimosa morning to pie night
USA Today
While the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or football games may already be part of your turkey day traditions, there are other fun ways to liven up the holiday that makes us want to sleep after eating -- and then eat some more.
How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success
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WTF?! (Willing to Fail): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success

Authors: Brian Scudamore and Roy H. Williams
Pages: 182

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Can you spot any of your staff who attended TAX18?
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Take advantage of client brochures for your firm
Leverage this free resource from the MNCPA to make your clients aware of what services your firm offers. You may now order any of the three brochures, which cover:
  • Tax planning and preparation
  • Financial statement services
  • Estate planning
This quick-and-easy marketing tool can be used at client meetings and community events. MNCPA members can order as many as 100 copies of each brochure while supplies last.

Order your client brochures today

Deadline for online ordering is Dec. 19. Secure your copies today!
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Staff tax training:
Your busy season GPS

At these practical courses, your staff members practice completing tax forms and schedules, learn about tax law updates and boost their accuracy with tax return preparation. Individual and business tax form courses are available.

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Staff tax training
CPE for You
NOV
20
Working Smarter, Not Harder: The New Science of Getting on Top of it All - Part 2 (Webinar)
Noon - 4 p.m. | Online | 4 CPE
NOV
27
Effective Business Communication (Webinar)
Noon - 4 p.m. | Online | 4 CPE
NOV
28
Office 365: Take Your Office on the Road With Mobile Apps (Webinar)
9 - 11 a.m. | Online | 2 CPE
CPE for Your Staff
DEC
4
Annual Update and Practice Issues for Preparation, Compilation and Review Engagements
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
DEC
11
Qualified Business Income and More: Small-Business Impacts of TCJA
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
DEC
19-20
1040 Tax Return Workshop
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
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