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Footnote Magazine

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April/May 2022

Check out the April/May Footnote, which includes an interview with new MNCPA board chair Charles Esler. Also in this issue:
  • Information on the latest Angel Tax Credit developments.
  • Tips to deal with ‘quick questions’ and other interruptions.
  • The most unusual tax deduction requests survey respondents received.
  • Top app recomendations to harness the power of mobile devices.

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

Opportunities lie ahead for the profession
Charles Esler, CPA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

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

Charles Esler: New board chair ready to drill down into the job
The controller with Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. sat down with us to talk about his career, his life and where he sees the accounting profession heading in the future.

Members share most outrageous tax deduction requests
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications manager
We recently asked MNCPA members to share the most outrageous tax deductions clients have come calling with. Unsurprisingly, the answers did not disappoint.

Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit
Stephen Wolff
The Angel Tax Credit is an important tool for assisting small startup businesses across the state get a foothold in the capital markets. Read about the latest developments.

MNCPA General Industry Task Force recap
Gina Schneider, CPA, Lawrence Cumpston & Associates, PLLP
The task force is a group of MNCPA members who annually assist firms with improving the quality of their financial reporting.

Dealing with too many ‘quick questions?’
Rita Keller
You might think interruptions are just a fact of life when you are an accountant, but for the sake of maximizing productively and maintaining your well-being, it’s important to set boundaries.

Harness the power of your mobile devices
Rachel Kats
Consider downloading these apps to maximize the power of mobile devices in today’s climate.

Things to watch for this filing season
Robert Doty, Minnesota Department of Revenue commissioner
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.

Keep the CPE flowing ahead of June 30
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA membership marketing team leader
Stay in the know with this helpful flowchart that outlines CPE requirements and certificate renewal information.

Elevating Minnesota CPAs
After more than 30 years since our last logo redesign, we decided to refresh and strengthen our brand with one that reflects the growing changes of today’s financial landscape.