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JAN. 11, 2019
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ECONOMY
Corporate optimism for U.S. economy slips
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
Many finance professionals rang in 2019 toasting with a glass that was half full. Perhaps, then, you can relate to MNCPA member Bob Sannerud as he laments to The Wall Street Journal about why his company's optimism has waned.
HEALTH CARE
5 health care trends for CFOs to watch in 2019
CFO
You just flipped the calendar to January, but it's never too soon to begin monitoring health care trends beyond 2019. Keep costs in check by factoring in these five predictions.
LEADERSHIP
How leaders can create deeper relationships with introverted teammates
Quiet Revolution
Introverts are a tough nut to crack. Too much face time, and they're uncomfortable. Not enough, and they're lonely. Achieve a balance that's juuuuuust riiiiiight with these tips.
Your intuition is wrong, unless these three conditions are met
Think Advisor
Trusting your intuition is risky business. Go with your gut only when these three situations are true.
RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Onboarding mistakes that are costing your employees
Forbes
Unemployment is about as low as it can go, making retaining new hires critical. Find success by rolling out a strong onboarding program. Here's what not to do.
What straight-A students get wrong
The New York Times
Warning: This article may go against everything you believe. But read it anyway. The great Adam Grant is onto something.
TAXATION: BUSINESS
New tax credit for paid family and medical leave
Journal of Accountancy
Does your company continue to pay employees at least 50 percent of their salary while on FMLA? Oh boy, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has a tax credit for you. But act fast -- this credit disappears at the end of 2019.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A comparison for businesses
IRS
Erase what you know about deductions, depreciation, expensing and tax credits from your memory. The TCJA changed it all. Plan for your company's future by comparing old verses new tax law.
TAXATION: INDIVIDUAL
2018 Minnesota tax returns will be a bigger pain than usual
Star Tribune
"You just don't put a new tax code into place overnight," says Minnesota House Taxes Committee Chairman Paul Marquart. So, when can Minnesotans expect state tax law to conform? Your guess is as good as mine.
TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft Excel: What's new for 2019
Journal of Accountancy
And you thought holiday gift-giving was wrapped up for the season. No way, CPA. Microsoft has 12 more treats in store.
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