Connect with a Media Spokesperson

Media SpokespersonCPAs are available year-round to speak with reporters about taxes, accounting and financial planning. Contact Carolyn LaViolette at 952-885-5530 to connect with a trained media spokesperson quickly and efficiently.

When to use a CPA for your story

To understand taxes
Taxes touch many of the issues being discussed today. CPAs break down the tax implications in ways that are easy to understand for reporters and consumers. Consider a CPA subject matter expert when doing a story on:

  • MNsure or the Affordable Care Act
  • Tax bill proposals at the Minnesota Legislature
  • Tax identify theft and fraudulent returns
  • Federal conformity issues
  • Tax implications of major life changes (marriage, new baby, saving for college or planning for retirement)

To understand small-business issues
CPAs are trusted advisers to small-business owners. Give the small-business owners in your audience the expert insight they need on the issues impacting them, such as:

  • Business valuation tips
  • Financing options (including crowdfunding)
  • Depreciation issues
  • Sales tax audits

To understand financial literacy topics
CPAs have helpful tips for people looking to improve their financial situation. Request a CPA spokesperson for consumer-friendly tips on:

  • 529 plans
  • Overlooked tax deductions
  • Retirement savings options
  • Spotting a fraudulent tax preparer
  • What to do if you win the lottery or receive a large inheritance

Get connected with a CPA media spokesperson by contacting Carolyn LaViolette, communications manager, at 952-885-5530 or claviolette@mncpa.org.

Media contacts

Carolyn LaViolette
Office: 952-885-5530
claviolette@mncpa.org 

Corey Butler
Office: 952-885-5533
cbutler@mncpa.org