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Footnote Magazine

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February/March 2018

The February/March Footnote clues you in on items you may have not yet found in the new tax bill, delivering financial presentations, and how to deal with trust fund liabilities.

  • Surprises in the new tax law
  • Mentoring -- and how to successfully start your program
  • Businesses, individuals and trust fund liabilities

Updates from our members, including promotions, new hires, speaking engagements and firm news.

The case of the leased problem
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

Time flies when, well, you know
Jeffrey J. White, CPA, CGMA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Simple tips and techniques to deliver powerful (financial) presentations
Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS, president, The Sustainable CFO
Many people hate even thinking about giving a presentation, let alone actually giving one. Why? Because we have all sat through horrible presentations.

Mentoring -- and how to successfully start your program
Dom Cingoranelli, Jr., CPA, CGMA, CMC®
The topic of mentoring garners a lot of interest these days. Given the continuing talent shortage that many organizations are fighting, initiatives for mentoring/coaching are popping up everywhere.

Surprises in the new tax law
Mark Sellner, CPA, JD, LLM (taxation)
How quickly things can change. It took less than three months for serious tax reform discussions to turn the "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code" concept into law.

Businesses, individuals and trust fund liabilities
Mark Pridgeon, CPA, JD, Pridgeon & Zoss
Trust fund taxes are taxes due to the federal or state government that are withheld from employees (payroll taxes) or collected from customers by businesses (sales tax, for example).

Session summaries, speaker superlatives from the 63rd Annual MNCPA Tax Conference
Considered one of the best conferences of its kind in the country, the MNCPA's Tax Conference draws speakers and attendees from near and far.

The way they were
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications coordinator
More than 85 MNCPA members shared with us their most memorable client stories. The following are a handful of stories that made us stand up and cheer, or reel back agape.

Several improvements seen by General Industries Review Task Force
Tom Zachman, CPA, chair, MNCPA General Industries Review Task Force
A recurring theme learned through the General Industries Review Task Force's work is the need to embrace change in the public accounting profession.

MNCPA 2018 legislative agenda set
Geno Fragnito, MNCPA director of government relations
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.

How do BOA CPE rule changes impact you?
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA membership marketing team leader
Learn about important news from the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Monthly topics include rules, CPE requirements, CPA exam information, licensing, and more.