Plus, what golf can teach you about motivation
MNCPA
MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Public Practice eNews
MARCH 2019
News and Resources
News & Resources
ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Liquidity, strategy, FASB and inspiration: Not just a nonprofit word game
CLA
No, the authors didn't just string buzzwords together. See why liquidity discussions are no longer optional for nonprofits with an annual audit and how to satisfy the requirement.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The stormtrooper problem: Why thought diversity makes us better
Farnam Street
We have tendency to identify and surround ourselves with people who have similar experiences, thoughts and ideas, but this can lead to failure and inefficiency.
ETHICS
PEEC issues new and revised interpretations
Journal of Accountancy
The revised interpretations address the "Independence Rule" and compliance related to leases. Find out more about the new interpretations.
LEADERSHIP
Hey managers! Your staff is stressed -- and busy season isn't entirely to blame
AICPA
Of course everyone is stressed right now! Learn to spot the early signs and how a few home remedies can help your stressed staff.
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Understanding nonprofit parking and UBI
Elizabeth Barchenger, CPA
UBI and qualified parking fringe benefits are hot topics and a continued source of confusion at nonprofits. See who's affected and how to determine the costs.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
What golf can teach you about mastering your motivation (even if you don't play)
SmartBrief
A simple shift in your viewpoint can have a huge impact on your productivity -- and possibly help shed a few strokes off your game.

The weather outside has been frightful, so we're skipping straight to summer and this year's MNCPA Golf Outing June 25. Register your favorite foursome today and then practice the tips from the above article at the outing.
SALT
Tax benefit rule of Reg. 111 should shield state tax refunds for taxpayers over the SALT limit
Current Federal Tax Developments
Questions regarding the potential taxability of a state income tax refund for certain taxpayers have lit up forums this March. What's the right answer?
TAXATION-BUSINESS
Questions remain about the excess business loss rule
The Tax Adviser
Little has been written about the excess business loss rule. Find out why this phrase might not be as straightforward as it first appeared.
TAXATION-INDIVIDUAL
The angel tax credit for investors in startups could be on its way back to Minnesota
MinnPost
Proponents and opponents of the angel tax weigh in on whether reviving it would help or hurt Minnesota's economy.
TECHNOLOGY
Intimidated by new technology? You don't have to be
Forbes
Do technology buzzwords like automation, robotics and AI make you groan and wonder about the future of accounting jobs? The future might not be as bleak as once thought.

Stay up to date on technology trends and opportunities at the MNCPA Technology Conference May 21-22.
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CPE
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