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The MNCPA advocating for you in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. [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.

The impact of new data privacy laws on CPAs [MNCPA]
CPAs have long been subject to professional requirements for confidentiality and privacy. In recent years, these long-standing confidentiality requirements have been supplemented by data privacy laws.

Washington comes to the MNCPA [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.

View from Revenue: Managing change [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 2019 legislative session — what a difference a year makes [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.

Reading, writing and arithmetic or (the unintended consequences of missing punctuation in laws) [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.

Minnesota's new Trust Code: Bringing Minnesota trust law into the 21st century
Change is here at last. The probate and trust law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), in cooperation with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), prepared and introduced a Minnesota specific version of the Uniform Trust Code during

Minnesota Supreme Court decision in Fielding case may impact taxation of trusts [MNCPA]
In a 4-2 decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court in July ruled in Fielding v. Commissioner that it was unconstitutional for Minnesota to consider four trusts to be taxed as Minnesota "resident trusts."

MNCPA 2019 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.

View from Revenue: Working together [MNCPA]
On behalf of the Minnesota Department of Revenue, I’m pleased to begin quarterly contributions to Footnote to build on our ongoing partnership with the MNCPA and its members.

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

New legislators, new opportunities
Holiday planning, year-end business planning, tax planning packets for clients -- so many things to do as 2018 draws to a close. Have you made your...

Tax conformity changes are a team effort
If you have been watching the news the past two weeks, you have no doubt seen stories about overcoming long odds (1 in 302,575,350, to be exact) to...

Don't believe everything you see
I have some good news and some bad news about the upcoming elections. I’ll start with the good news. The Aug. 14 primary election has passed and...

The primary is over, but there’s still work to be done
Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday I was planning my summer vacation and wondering if Mother Nature would cooperate with my plans.

Summer, summer, summer -- it's like a merry-go-round
Do you recognize those words from someplace? A song from the 80s? There were many great bands -- and many more great songs -- to listen to in the...

What Minnesota taxpayers need to know about nonconformity
Health care access. Affordable higher education. Funding roads and bridges. No matter how politically involved (or uninvolved) you are, there are...

Engage, contribute to the policy discussion and support the profession
Work, children, grandchildren, church, hobbies, volunteering -- so many things competing for the precious, limited time we have. Yet, many people...

Legislators want to hear from you
Government relations -- wait, don't stop reading! All kidding aside, we know that when we talk about government relations, most MNCPA members tune...

Your once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape legislation
I'm sure everyone holding a CPA certificate has, at some point in their career, faced some uncertainty with a tax or business matter. I also know..

Taxing professional services: The more things change, the more they stay the same
2017 brought significant changes to politics: President Trump, tax reform, and uncertainty with international relations. What will happen in 2018 is...

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Saving 50% just makes cents, right? But the savings don’t stop there. Keep an extra $20-100 in your pocket on most seminars, conferences and webinars when you join the MNCPA. That’s in addition to members-only access to online resources, career tools and networking opportunities. 

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