Plus, MAP Survey results released for Minnesota
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NOVEMBER 2018
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MAP Survey results released for Minnesota
AICPA and CPA.com
The 2018 MAP Survey results for the Midwest region and Minnesota are now online. See if your firm is competitive when it comes to compensation, recruiting and average billing rates.
Managing client expectations for tax reform
Thomas J. Shroyer, J.D.
You might be wondering if your clients' expectations for tax planning in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 are going beyond what's reasonable. Here's how to walk that tightrope.
Leaders' stress becomes everyone's stress: Here's how you can set a better example
Inc.
With busy season comes a ton of stress -- and, sometimes, stress can get the better of you. But, a leader's attitude is also contagious. Find out how to send the right signals while under pressure.
IRS issues final rules on adequate substantiation of charitable contributions
The Tax Adviser
The IRS published final regulations that implement changes made in 2004 and 2006 to the reporting rules for charitable contributions under Sec. 170. See how these changes may impact your clients.
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Drake Software Podcast: Effects of Section 199A on pass-through entities
Drake Software
Saying there's been confusion around the new Section 199A qualified business income (QBI) deduction would be an understatement -- so Taxing Subjects Podcast invited Drake Software tax analysts to discuss what's in REG-107892-18, and what isn't.
Simplify your life before busy season
Hugh Duffy, MBA
From office to home, now is the time to start preparing -- and simplifying -- your life. Make sure you don't miss any aspects with these tips.
401(k) and retirement plan limits for tax year 2019
401khelpcenter.com
Your clients and 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.
Shining the spotlight on the CPA profession
MNCPA Perspectives
The MNCPA is shining the spotlight on you, our members, and the hard work you do for your clients. Here's what's to come for Tax Campaign 2019.

Miss picking up your client brochures for tax planning, estate planning and financial statements at TAX18? Order them now.
How to use Outlook's Mailbox Cleanup to find old mail and AutoArchive
How-To Geek
Shh. No one's looking. How many old emails do you have hanging around in that long list of folders and the deleted -- but not gone forever -- bin? Try out these tips for organizing items in your inbox.
With a Small Business Administration loan, Sota Clothing opened new headquarters
Minnesota Business
Your small-business clients may not even be aware that they could be eligible for an SBA loan. Advise them about this opportunity that isn't limited only to startups.
Don't miss the BOA's Dec. 31 deadline
Dec. 31 is the Minnesota Board of Accountancy's (BOA) CPA certificate renewal, CPE reporting and firm permit renewal 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!
Learn more about maintaining your CPA certificate

Understand CPE rule changes

Firm permit renewal:
Your CPA firm permit renewal deadline is also Dec. 31. While all CPAs must renew their individual certificates by Dec. 31, a firm's permit is tied to the following individual certificate holders who work at the firm:
  • By Dec. 31: Two-thirds of CPA partners, shareholders, members, managers, directors and officers must be in compliance with their individual CPA certificate.
  • By March 1: All CPAs noted above must be in compliance.
Firms out of compliance on March 1 will have their firm permit automatically revoked.

Understand firm permit renewal
CPA Referral Service
Attract clients to your firm
Clients need a CPA now more than ever, and they're actively searching for services in the MNCPA Referral Service. The service is promoted in the media, is averaging more than 2,600 views a month in 2018 and is a bargain at only $195 per listing.
Find out more

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Best in class tax reform CPE
Best-in-class tax reform CPE
When it comes to something as important as tax reform education, quality matters. Turn to MNCPA CPE for top-of-the-line guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
View tax reform CPE options
Free client brochures available online
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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Did You Know?
53%
Percentage of firms delivering tax returns digitally.
Source: CPA Trendlines
Practices for Sale
Western Wisconsin CPA practice for sale
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Photo Reel: 64th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference
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CPE for Public Practitioners
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, 8 IRS CE
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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