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IRS rulemaking continues to be called into question [MNCPA]
So long as the IRS and/or Treasury Department enforce rules that have not met the rulemaking requirements of the APA, taxpayers will continue to have the opportunity to seek relief in the courts.

MNCPA sets 2023 legislative agenda [MNCPA]
Federal conformity and private letter rulings are once again at the top of the list

MNCPA to explore broadening CPA licensure options [MNCPA]
The board approved an initiative to draft legislation to broaden options to CPA licensure requirements in Minnesota while maintaining rigorous testing requirements.

MNCPA sets 2022 legislative agenda [MNCPA]
It’s imperative issues that affect the CPA profession and those you serve continue to get attention from lawmakers.

Technology is key to relationships, our work [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

The Inflation Reduction Act beefed up the IRS; here’s what it means for small businesses
The Inflation Reduction Act set aside $79 billion to beef up the IRS, leading to concerns about the impact of increased audits in many corners.

Minnesota legalizes THC edibles [MNCPA]
Following the July 1, 2022 legalization of unregulated THC products derived from hemp in Minnesota, here are some factors employers should keep in mind.

Minnesota legalizes THC edibles
Following the July 1, 2022 legalization of unregulated THC products derived from hemp in Minnesota, here are some factors employers should keep in mind.

2022 legislative session review [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Signs of progress on our journey to normal [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Building a tax system for all Minnesotans [MNCPA]
Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Robert Doty writes about creating a tax system for all.

Year-end tax planning in flux [MNCPA]
Last-minute tax legislation is making planning especially difficult this year. Here’s a look at seven tried-and-true tax planning approaches and how they may change.

A complex intersection of state and federal tax laws [MNCPA]
The Minnesota Department of Revenue provides and update on its implementation and process of tax law changes.

Minnesota resident trust law update [MNCPA]
The Fielding result may influence a broader and more fact- and circumstances-based test in determining whether a trust is subject to Minnesota tax.

Reading the tea leaves on tax reform [MNCPA]
Though many proposals in the "Green Book" aren't expected to pass, it's important to understand what's in there.

What did, didn’t happen at the Capitol [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Communications the key to our sustainable relationship [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Doty: I choose to use it as a positive [MNCPA]
Robert Doty, Minnesota Department of Revenue commissioner, answers questions about his new role.

MNCPA 2021 legislative agenda set [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

The hidden gems of the new COVID-19 tax law
There's a lot to be lost — and found — in the new bill.

MNCPA member benefits are tangible and intangible [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

2020: New decade, new challenges, new opportunities [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Hands-on collaboration still key in a virtual year [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Involvement is key to a healthy profession, society [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

MNCPA 2020 legislative agenda set [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

What to know about FLSA changes
On Sept. 24, the DOL announced its final rule on raising the salary threshold needed to satisfy the executive, administrative and professional exemptions to the FLSA.

Highlights of the CARES Act [MNCPA]
The CARES Act contains many tax provisions that impact your practice and life immediately as our nation and world combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

Broadening the path to CPA licensure
Last month, MNCPA members received an email that the MNCPA board approved moving forward with drafting legislation to broaden the path to CPA licensure in Minnesota...

A front-row seat to tax conformity bill signing
Last week, Gov. Tim Walz signed a federal conformity bill after it moved through both the Minnesota House (132-0 vote) and Minnesota Senate (67-0) this week. This hit a suggested deadline by Paul Marquart...

MNCPA members: What concerns us most about upcoming tax season
We asked our members as part of the annual MNCPA Tax Survey about what concerns them most about this upcoming tax season...

The ins and outs of Election Day
I served as an election judge in 2016. It was a fascinating opportunity to learn more about the rules of voting in Minnesota. But even for those of us who are more involved...

Be a voter and leader
Every Minnesota state senator, representative, state office holder (governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor) are on the ballot, along with...

Elections matter: Your participation is important
This year’s election has an election dynamic that happens only once every 20 years. After redistricting this year, there are elections in all 201 legislative districts...

Auditors: You’re in luck
A $4 billion industry! Minnesota generates more charitable gambling income than any other state, according to a recent Gambling Control Board (GCB) Gaming News issue...

Unresolved issues at the Capitol and still no deal on a special session
The 2022 legislative session ended on time, but it did not end as most people had hoped it would end...

Your voice matters — use it
Your voice — the CPA voice — is invaluable to Minnesota lawmakers. Be heard today.

MNCPA calls on Congress to address IRS service levels
As a CPA, you have, no doubt, seen a significant reduction in IRS service levels. It’s nearly impossible to connect with a representative to ask questions...

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