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MNCPA recognizes 19 people at annual Celebrate CPAs Awards
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 13, 2017) — The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) announced the recognition of 19 individuals for their extraordinary service to the accounting profession.
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Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants hosts Candid Conversations About Women and Influence
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 7, 2017) — The MNCPA hosts its second Candid Conversations About Women and Influence Aug. 15 at the Golden Valley Country Club. Keynote speakers include Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, Pamela Downs, CPA and a panel of women leaders.
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CPAs giving back to small-business community at Small Business Advisory Day
MINNEAPOLIS (July 18, 2017) — Successful small businesses are essential to a thriving economy. But, starting and running a small business can be intimidating. That's why the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) is hosting its inaugural Small Business Advisory Day on Aug. 9, where volunteer CPAs will offer free, 30-minute consultations to small-business owners.
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Taking the leap: turning a hobby into a business
MINNEAPOLIS (June 27, 2017) — If you're considering making the jump from a hobby to a business (brewery or otherwise) or have recently launched a business, join the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) on Aug. 9 for its inaugural Small Business Advisory Day. At this event, small-business owners will have an opportunity to talk with a CPA during a free, 30-minute session. 
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Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants hosts 23rd Annual Management & Business Advisers Conference
MINNEAPOLIS (June 2, 2017) — Corporate finance professionals from around the country will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center June 19 - 20 for the MNCPA's 23rd Annual Management & Business Advisers Conference. Keynote speakers include Dr. Dave Logan, Lori Silverman, Warren Bostrom, CPA and Ryan Hawk.
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Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants celebrates 136 new CPAs at Recognition Dinner
MINNEAPOLIS (May 22, 2017) — The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) honors 136 recently certified CPAs May 25 at the Spring CPA Recognition Dinner.
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Letter to the Editor: Certified public accountants, state auditor can work together to protect public interest
MINNEAPOLIS (May 18, 2017) —  The ongoing dispute between the Legislature and state auditor has resulted in CPAs being caught in the crossfire. In this letter, the MNCPA upholds the profession's integrity and clarifies how both CPAs and the state auditor can work together to protect the public. 
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Minnesota Society of CPAs announces 2017-18 board officers
MINNEAPOLIS (May 1, 2017) —  Jeffrey White assumed chair of the MNCPA board of directors on April 27. Other 2017-18 officers include Vice Chair Carolee Lindsey, Chair-elect Rebecca Keran, Treasurer Rachel Polson and Secretary Joel Wilson.
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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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The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) serves the public 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 9,000 members working in public accounting, business and industry, government and education.

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