CPAs to answer tax questions during 24th year of Taxline phone bank

MINNEAPOLIS (March 19, 2018) — Now is the time to get your tax questions answered for free ahead of filing your tax return. In partnership with KARE 11 News, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants' (MNCPA) Taxline phone bank returns for its 24th year of helping Minnesotans prepare to file their taxes.

Nearly 50 MNCPA volunteers will answer questions from the public between 4–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, and each day through Friday, March 23. Volunteers will also answer questions 8–10 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

Last year, volunteers answered 1,200 calls during what is KARE's most popular phone bank. Common questions typically focus on filing requirements, IRAs, death benefits, tax reform, health care tax requirements, education credits, taxability of home sales and Social Security benefits, conversions, inheritance items, charitable deductions, property taxes, medical expenses and more.

Those interested in speaking with a volunteer can call 888-546-8811 during scheduled times.

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 8,500 members working in public accounting, business, industry, government and education. To locate a CPA, visit www.mncpa.org/referral or call 800.331.4288.

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Media contacts

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

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