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Countdown to Tax Day: How to determine if filing an extension is right for you
MINNEAPOLIS (April 10, 2017) — With Tax Day quickly approaching on Tuesday, April 18, time is running out to decide if filing an extension is the best choice for this year.
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Protecting the money you've earned for a lifetime
MINNEAPOLIS (March 16, 2017) — Research shows that tens of trillions of dollars in wealth and assets will be transferred between generations over the next three decades. While estate and inheritance planning can be a sensitive topic, making these arrangements can bring peace of mind about how money and belongings will be managed in the future.
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6 big mistakes Minnesota certified public accountants catch on tax returns
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 27, 2017) — An expert set of eyes can catch startling tax return mistakes before they're an issue, a recent survey of certified public accountants (CPAs) discovered.
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MNCPA issues annual list of outrageous tax deductions
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2017) — Sorry, but the cost of a winter coat and snow blower don't count as deductible moving expenses, as one California transplant attempted to claim on their tax return. Check out this and more strange things MNCPA members' clients tried to deduct in our annual list.   
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More than 200,000 Minnesotans to benefit from federal conformity
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 30, 2017) — The Minnesota Department of Revenue estimates more than 200,000 Minnesotans will receive tax relief as a result of the new federal conformity bill passing the Legislature. 
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Nearly 100 CPAs to attend CPA Day at the Capitol
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 30, 2017) — The MNCPA on Feb. 7 hosts its 19th annual CPA Day at the Capitol, an event connecting state legislators with CPAs to discuss issues affecting clients, businesses and the profession. 
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As identity theft soars, follow these best practices for more secure tax return filing
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 23, 2017) — More than 780,000 fraudulent tax returns were processed in 2016. Following best practices and guarding personal information helps consumers protect themselves this tax season against fraud. 
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IRS accelerates deadlines for Forms W-2, Forms 1099-MISC
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 5, 2017) — New deadlines are in place this tax season for filers to submit Forms W-2 and most Forms 1099-MISC to the IRS. The new deadline employers must comply with to avoid increased penalties is Jan. 31, 2017.
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5 tax return tips for college students
MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 14, 2016) — These five tax tips from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants will help college students -- and their parents -- navigate tax returns from freshman year to graduation.
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A guide to how year-end investment decisions impact tax returns
MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 7, 2016) — Changes in capital losses and gains can have a profound impact on tax returns. Dec. 31 is the deadline to make decisions for next year's tax season.
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Follow these year-end strategies to maximize your tax return in 2017
MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 11, 2016) — Today is the best day to start thinking about your tax return. Though April 18 -- yes, Tax Day next year -- is several months away, there are strategies you can implement today to get the most out of your return when you file.
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The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants hosts the Midwest's largest tax conference Nov. 14-15
MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 3, 2016) — More than 1,500 CPAs from across the country will attend the 62nd Annual MNCPA Tax Conference Nov. 14-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 50 sessions, led by nationally-renowned tax and business experts, will be covered during the two-day event.
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MNCPA celebrates 78 new CPAs at Recognition Dinner
MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 24, 2016) — The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) will honor 78 recently certified CPAs Oct. 27 at the Fall CPA Recognition Dinner. Elijah Watt Sells Award recipient Thomas Fine of KPMG LLP in Minneapolis will also be recognized. 
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MNCPA recognizes 20 members at annual Celebrate CPAs Awards
BLOOMINGTON (Sept. 28, 2016) — The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) announced the recognition of 20 members and past-president Betsy Adrian for their extraordinary service to the accounting profession. The award winners will be honored Oct. 7 at the MNCPA Celebrate CPAs Awards Luncheon in Minnetonka.
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Linda Wedul named MNCPA president
MINNEAPOLIS (June 28, 2016) — The MNCPA board of directors named Linda Wedul, vice president of member relationships and planning, as the organization's new president. Wedul assumes the position July 1.
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Andy Biebl honored with 2016 Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education
MINNEAPOLIS (May 24, 2016) — 42-year MNCPA member and nationally-renowned instructor Andy Biebl is the first Minnesotan to receive the AICPA's Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education.
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How to estimate what you owe when filing an extension
MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2016) — Tax Day is just weeks away -- April 18 this year -- but many individual taxpayers may not be ready to meet the deadline. Each year, millions of taxpayers file for an extension, but that doesn't mean they're in the clear.
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Tax tips for newlyweds
MINNEAPOLIS (March 21, 2016) —  It's commonly known that preparing for a wedding is a lot of work that is best planned much in advance. But it's not the only consideration for two people readying for their nuptials.
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Be on the lookout: Tax ID theft increasing
MINNEAPOLIS (March 9, 2016) — It's likely only a matter of time. If you haven't been a victim of tax return fraud, your odds are increasing each year to win the only lottery no one wants to win. 
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Could I be audited?
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 23, 2016) — Why are some tax returns selected for audit and what can you do to avoid raising red flags?
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Crowdfunding: How this popular practice could result in uncle Sam knocking on your door
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2016) — Did you have a passion project in 2015 that needed additional funds to get off the ground? If so, your project may have been among the thousands that benefited from crowdfunding.
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The Affordable Care Act and its impact on individuals, employers this tax season
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 26, 2016) — Make sure you're up to date on how the ACA affects you on your 2015 tax return.
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Carolyn LaViolette
Office: 952-885-5530
claviolette@mncpa.org 

Corey Butler
Office: 952-885-5533
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