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Footnote Magazine

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November 2020

As the months of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic add up, many of us are feeling a little frazzled with the amount of time we're finding ourselves staring at screens. Learn how to put screen fatigue into focus. Also in the November Footnote:
  • A look at 2020 and its effect on taxes.
  • How do you keep clients engaged when your relationship is largely handled remotely?
  • Delve into seven common issues plaguing employee benefit plans.

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

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

Giving thanks in trying times
Ben Ellingson, CPA, CGMA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

2020: A tax year to remember — or not
Paul Neiffer, CPA
As tax preparers often do in sudden and drastic changing times, we persevered and adapted to serve our clients.

Maintaining and enhancing client engagement now and in the future
Kristy Gusick, Align Marketing Group
Thankfully, there are several actions you can take (that don’t require you to log into Zoom) to maintain a high level of client service from afar.

7 common issues plaguing employee benefit plans
Bryan A. Ekern, CPA and Marjorie Heap, CPA
To help you better understand the issues that often plague employee benefit plans, here are the most common errors we encountered during this past audit season.

Findings from peer review
Gavin Burnham, CPA
Firms that perform attestation engagements are required to undergo a peer review generally every three years.

MNCPA member benefits are tangible and intangible
Nick Fitzgerald, CPA, MBT, CGMA, CliftonLarsonAllen
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.

Avoid firm permit renewal hiccups
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.