MNCPA Perspectives: Taxation-Individual

Year-end tax planning -- more important than ever before
November 6, 2018  |  By Carolyn LaViolette
The weather is turning colder in Minnesota, which means 2018 is coming to an end. But, before you break out the eggnog and look up the lyrics to... Read more
What Minnesota taxpayers need to know about nonconformity
June 7, 2018  |  By Carolyn LaViolette
Health care access. Affordable higher education. Funding roads and bridges. No matter how politically involved (or uninvolved) you are, there are... Read more
What you need to know about 2018 tax changes
April 5, 2018  |  By Carolyn LaViolette
Congratulations! You finished your 2017 taxes, and now you don’t have to think about taxes again until next year, right? Wrong. Since the Tax... Read more
5 things you need to know about tax-related identity theft this season
February 27, 2018  |  By Carolyn LaViolette
Tax-related identity theft remains a major thorn in the side of Americans, with the IRS preventing 787,000 fraudulent returns in 2016, the most... Read more
Understand your W-2 this tax season: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed this longtime form
January 21, 2019  |  By Corey Butler
With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), the current filing year is a challenge for taxpayers and certified public accountants... Read more
Who doesn't want a big refund? You may be surprised
February 21, 2019  |  By Corey Butler
It's common for workers to set their withholding when they start a job and never revisit it. For many, this may have... Read more
Report compliance burdens and unfair penalties to legislators this tax season
March 21, 2019  |  By Geno Fragnito
Maybe you are responsible for preparing or filing your business taxes. Maybe you work at a public accounting firm and help multiple clients navigate the tax law maze... Read more
To extend or not extend: That is the question
March 26, 2019  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
Extension: a four-letter word? To some, including CPAs, it may be. However, it may be a necessary evil in order to help make sense of the new tax laws. Read more
Share your tax season experience with lawmakers
April 29, 2019  |  By Geno Fragnito
Now that another tax filing deadline has passed, it's time to reflect on how this tax season went and start planning for next year... Read more
Property tax refunds are available to (and forgotten by) Minnesotans
June 4, 2019  |  By Corey Butler
Most everyone can agree on this: Taxes are confusing. They’re multifaceted, multilayered and can recur at different times of the year... Read more
529 funds can be used for K-12 tuition, but Minnesotans should approach with caution
July 22, 2019  |  By Carolyn LaViolette
Back-to-school shopping season is upon us, which means kids will be returning to school before we know it. For some, this can be a financially stressful time... Read more
Your expertise will help provide clarity on Minnesota's 2019 tax law changes
August 5, 2019  |  By Geno Fragnito
Let's crunch the numbers: It's been about two months since Gov. Walz signed the 2019 tax bill, HF 5, into law. The new tax law affects three tax years... Read more
Giving to the max has its tax benefits on Minnesota returns
November 8, 2019  |  By Carolyn LaViolette
Minnesotans give generously to local charities every year. Charitable donations bring... Read more
A tale of two Form W-4s
January 21, 2020  |  By Corey Butler
When it comes to taxes and tax planning, it’s often the case of, “Out with the old, in with the new.” But, sometimes... Read more
Scams run rampant during tax season
February 24, 2020  |  By Corey Butler
Scam artists are getting more creative — and aggressive — by the day. One MNCPA member said a client received five calls from a person demanding her Social Security number and Medicare information... Read more