Legislator Resources

CPAs advise elected officials on tax issues and more

Before answering a constituent’s question or voting on a complex issue, consult with a trusted, impartial adviser -- a certified public accountant (CPA).

CPAs are available year-round to speak with you as you consider legislation that may affect Minnesota taxpayers and businesses. The MNCPA can help connect you with a CPA and answer your questions.

NEW: Considerations in a post-Wayfair world

The world of sales and use tax changed when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to bring our country's commerce laws into the 21st century. Learn what remote sellers may be grappling with and where to lead them if they come to you with questions.

What you need to know about nonconformity

The governor vetoed two tax bills that would have provided conformity with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. What does nonconformity mean for taxpayers and next year's tax season? Check out our blog post, "What Minnesota taxpayers need to know about nonconformity," so you're ready to answer your constituents' questions.

When to consult a CPA

CPAs are experts in tax and other financial-related matters. Topics our members can speak to include:

  • Tax bill proposals
  • Federal tax conformity
  • Estate tax
  • Residency factors
  • Audit proposals
  • Tax on professional services
  • Tort reform
  • Tax preparer regulations
  • Taxpayer bill of rights
  • Health care and taxes
  • Retirement programs and taxes

Other MNCPA resources and information for elected officials

2018 Tax Guide for Minnesota Legislators
The MNCPA created the 2018 Tax Guide for Minnesota Legislators to help elected officials better understand the state and federal income tax laws that apply to them.

Footnote’s Advocacy columns
In his regular column for the MNCPA’s member magazine, Government Relations Director Geno Fragnito shares the latest legislative news and priorities impacting the CPA profession.

MNCPA Perspectives blog
Check in regularly for advocacy-related blog posts by Geno Fragnito.

Other resources for elected officials

The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board
The Campaign Finance Board enforces state’s campaign finance and disclosure laws.

Minnesota Board of Accountancy
The Minnesota Board of Accountancy regulates the CPA profession.

Minnesota Department of Revenue
The Minnesota Department of Revenue manages the state’s revenue system and administers state tax laws.


Geno Fragnito

Geno Fragnito
Director of Government Relations

Geno Fragnito

Carolyn LaViolette
Communications Manager