MNCPA hosts largest business finance conference in five-state region
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 13, 2013) – Almost 700 CFOs, controllers and corporate finance professionals will attend the 19th Annual MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference May 16-17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event offers more than 40 sessions focused on topics important to business finance leaders.
MNCPA announces new board officers and members
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 18, 2013) - The MNCPA announces the appointment of its new board officers for 2013-14 and the election of three new board members.
Refund or no refund, you can benefit from tips for 2013 tax planning
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 16, 2013) - With the tax season over for many taxpayers, their thoughts often turn to things they want to do differently — and better — this year to reduce their tax liability. The MNCPA offers ideas to support a less “taxing” experience.
Extensions/tax help requests expected to be higher than average due to federal form delays, self-filing software issues
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 3, 2013) – With federal filing delays and self-file software problems, the number of people filing for extensions could be much higher this year. The MNCPA urges taxpayers to review recent IRS news about late-payment penalty relief while understanding their obligations under the extension guidelines.
Minnesota taxpayer questions for MNCPA members reveal common tax concerns
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 27, 2013) - In the final weeks before the 2012 tax filing deadline on April 15, 2013, Minnesota taxpayer questions to MNCPA members reveal concerns about filing options, dependent and parent taxation, different ways of treating income and financial hardships. Here are some answers.
MNCPA issues annual list of strange tax deductions
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Feb. 27, 2013) – The MNCPA recently surveyed its CPA members about the most creative tax deductions proposed by their clients. Responses included everything from swimming pools and manicures to poodles and non-existent children.
CPAs and legislators to connect on issues during CPA Lobby Day Feb. 5
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Jan. 30, 2013) – The MNCPA will host its annual CPA Lobby Day
at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Feb. 5. The event connects CPAs with Minnesota
state legislators to talk about issues important to the CPA profession and the
businesses, communities and individuals CPAs serve.
College and taxes: MNCPA outlines the importance of determining who takes the
dependency deduction - parent or student
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Jan. 3, 2013) - If a member of your household is a college student or
returned to school for additional training in the past year, there are important tax
considerations to discuss with your CPA as you organize your state and federal income
tax return information for 2012.
for lowering your tax bill
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Dec. 6, 2012) - A recent survey of MNCPA members revealed that
many taxpayers still miss valuable ways to reduce their tax burden. Here are
deductions, credits and exemptions to be sure to discuss with your CPA, along with some
important year-end tax reminders.
The MNCPA clears up confusion around marginal tax rates
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Nov. 15, 2012) - The MNCPA offers information to improve public understanding of the marginal tax
rate system. Many taxpayers wrongly assume that their entire income is taxed at a flat
rate, when in reality their income is taxed at progressively higher rates as it
hosts largest tax conference in the Upper Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Nov. 2, 2012) - More than 1,400 CPAs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa
and the Dakotas will attend the 58th annual MNCPA Tax Conference Nov. 15–16 at
the Minneapolis Convention Center. Nationally renowned tax and business experts will
present an array of tax-related topics spanning 52 sessions during this two-day
honors 14 members for exceptional service
BLOOMINGTON, MN (Sept. 20, 2012) - The Minnesota Society of Certified Public
Accountants (MNCPA) today recognized 14 members for exceptional service. MNCPA Chair
Barbara Steinhauser presented the honors at the organization's Celebrate CPAs Awards
yourself from tax return fraud
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 20, 2012) - The IRS has intercepted more than 260,000
fraudulent tax returns across the country for 2011, up from almost 49,000 fraudulent
tax returns in 2010. The MNCPA recommends these tips for protecting your personal and
unexpected sources of taxable income
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 16, 2012) - If you host a home party, receive a gift card
from your employer, or inherit a relative’s IRA, you should be aware that these
are some of the unexpected events for which the IRS may expect you to claim income.
Business owners: Tax filing is a good time to find 2012 opportunities
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 13, 2012) - Do you plan to hire in 2012, expand your
business abroad, or move? These are just some of the business activities that can have
a tax impact. Now is a good time to discuss plans for the coming year.
MNCPA issues 2011 list of strange tax deductions
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Feb. 9, 2012) - The MNCPA recently surveyed its CPA members to
identify the most creative tax deductions proposed by their clients. Check out this
The government may still be reviewing your 2009 tax return
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Jan. 2, 2012) – In the weeks ahead, expect to receive documents
from employers, banks, stockbrokers and others reporting your 2011 income and interest
earnings. But did you know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Minnesota
Department of Revenue (DOR) may not have finished reviewing your 2009 tax return?
During holiday dinner, discuss “sandwich generation” tax
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 22, 2011) – Family get-togethers during the holidays
provide a great opportunity to decide who claims whom on their 2011 federal and state
tax returns. And, it’s not just limited to minor children. Avoid surprises
and get the full benefit of dependent claims.
and manufacturers: Check out these tax-saving strategies
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 22, 2011) – Farmers and farm-related businesses
can enjoy significant tax savings if they keep good records and take action on new
investments before year-end. The MNCPA also reminds people who are new to farming or
self-employment to explore the tax opportunities now available to them...
Year-end tax planning: Two months left for small businesses to act on expiring tax
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Nov. 16, 2011) – Now more than ever it’s important for
small-business owners to do year-end tax planning, reports the Minnesota Society of
Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA). Some tax laws will expire on Dec. 31.
Year-end tax planning: Plan now to potentially save later
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Nov. 16, 2011) – The biggest mistake that Minnesota taxpayers
make in preparing their taxes is not doing year-end tax planning, according to a recent
survey of CPAs by the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA).
Scheduling a year-end meeting is important now...
MNCPA receives community partner award from AccountAbility Minnesota
BLOOMINGTON, MN (Oct. 25, 2011) – The Minnesota Society of Certified Public
Accountants (MNCPA) has received the 2011 Community Partner of the Year award from
AccountAbility Minnesota. The award recognized MNCPA’s “strong and
long-time support” of AccountAbility Minnesota...
MNCPA honors 12
members for exceptional service
BLOOMINGTON, MN (Oct. 20, 2011) – The Minnesota Society of Certified Public
Accountants (MNCPA) recognized 12 members for exceptional service. MNCPA Chair Sara
Portner presented the honors at the organization’s Fall Recognition Dinner held
Thursday, Oct. 20.
MNCPA announces appointment of Jeffrey White
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Sept. 22, 2011) – The Minnesota Society of Certified Public
Accountants (MNCPA) Board of Directors today appointed Jeffrey J. White to fill an
unexpired term on the board...
MNCPA hosts largest business finance conference in five-state region
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 6, 2011) – Seven hundred CFOs, controllers and corporate
finance professionals from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas will attend the
17th Annual MNCPA Management and Business Advisors Conference starting June 27 at the
Minneapolis Convention Center...
Looking for a career with job opportunities? Consider the CPA
MINNEAPOLIS (May 18, 2011) – During May and June, 70,000 high
school students will graduate from Minnesota public and private schools...
MNCPA demystifies “Cloud
Computing” at upcoming day-long training
MINNEAPOLIS (May 16, 2011)
– In the 1960s the Rolling Stones wailed out to Get Off of My Cloud; today,
however it seems everyone is trying to get on the cloud. According to technology
research firm Forrester, the global market for services delivered by cloud computing
will increase from $41 billion this year to $241 billion by 2020...
recipients of $25,000 in scholarships
MINNEAPOLIS (May 9, 2011) – The
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants has awarded $25,000 to Minnesota
students studying accounting during 2010-2011...
MNCPA holds meeting
with CPA thought leaders
MINNEAPOLIS (May 5, 2011) – The Minnesota
Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) will bring together some of the best
minds in the 9,400-member organization to discuss critical issues facing the accounting
MNCPA announces new
board members and officers
MINNEAPOLIS (April 25, 2011) The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
(MNCPA) members have elected three new board members and re-elected three
filing deadline looms; MNCPA offers last minute tips
MINNEAPOLIS (April 13,
2011) – Less than one week remains to complete and submit tax forms for both the
state and federal government. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
offers these suggestions...
finished? MNCPA recommends which documents to keep and pitch
(April 11, 2011) – You’re done with the taxes for another year. Time to
dump the all the receipts and paperwork associated with preparing the return, you
I won’t make the tax
filing deadline. Now what?
MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2011) – Even
though the Emancipation Day holiday observed in Washington, DC postpones the tax filing
deadline to April 18, that still may not be enough time for some tax
announces appointment of new chair
The Minnesota Society of Certified Public
Accountants has appointed Sara Portner as chair of the MNCPA Board of Directors.
to avoid a tax audit? The MNCPA reports on common tax filing mistakes and red
MINNEAPOLIS (March 28, 2011) – With only three weeks remaining
until the April 18 tax filing deadline, the race is on to complete state and federal
individual income tax forms. Hastily prepared tax forms can result in errors and might
even trigger an audit, reports the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
refund coming? MNCPA offers suggestions on what to do with it
(March 24, 2011) – The Internal Revenue Service reports that 52 million Americans
have already received a 2010 federal tax refund averaging $3,070...
Unemployed during 2010?
MNCPA offers tax filing suggestions
MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2011 – A year
ago at this time, 8.2 percent of Minnesotans were unemployed. Even though thousands of
Minnesotans have returned to the workforce, many could experience a new shock as they
prepare their 2010 income taxes, reports the Minnesota Society of Certified Public
MNCPA offers six tips for choosing the right tax professional
Feb. 18, 2011 – Taxes seem to get more complicated every year. That’s why
it’s important to get the best advice regarding your annual federal and state tax
returns. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) offers these
tips when selecting a tax professional.
tips for small business owners
MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 11, 2011 – The
nation’s economic downturn has created a new legion of entrepreneurs, many of
whom will file business taxes for the first time this year. The Minnesota Society of
Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) has these tax tips to help small businesses
potentially save more money....
CPAs share concerns and challenges with state
MINNEAPOLIS - Feb. 8, 2011 – Dozens of business advisors from
across Minnesota met with state elected leaders today. Hosted by the Minnesota Society
of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA), the day-long event allowed state legislators
to learn more about the challenges facing Minnesota businesses and to discuss possible
provide guidance to Minnesota lawmakers
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Jan. 31, 2011 – As Minnesota legislators face challenges
balancing the state's $6.2 billion budget while looking to reduce the 7.1 percent
unemployment rate, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) today
strongly encouraged state leaders to shape a long-term vision for the state...
issues 2010 list of strange tax deductions
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Jan. 20, 2011
– The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) surveyed its CPA
members about some of the strangest tax deductions that taxpayers have proposed
Life changes in 2010: MNCPA highlights the tax opportunities and
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 11, 2011
– It’s less than 100 days and counting until the tax-filing
deadline on April 18. For individuals who experienced a major life changes in
MNCPA offers last-minute tax tips
Dec. 29, 2010 – Time is ticking away to act on year-end tax opportunities that
can potentially translate into tax savings in 2010...
Offers Optimism for Greater Minnesota Economy
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2010 – CPAs and corporate finance leaders in Greater
Minnesota anticipate positive revenues for 2010; and are even more bullish about
MNCPA Hosts Largest Tax Conference in Upper Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Nov. 5, 2010) - Fifteen hundred CPAs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa
and the Dakotas will attend the 56th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference starting Monday, Nov.
15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center...
honors 21 CPAs for exceptional service
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Oct. 22, 2010) - Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
(MNCPA) recognized 21 members for exceptional service...
About the MNCPA
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interest by advancing the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA
profession. MNCPA delivers on that promise by offering extensive continuing
professional education and resources; advocating for members and the public with
regulatory agencies and boards; and mentoring and encouraging the CPAs and business
leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1904, the MNCPA has more than 9,100 members working in public
accounting, business and industry, government and education.
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