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Footnote Magazine

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December 2022/January 2023

One matter is clear during these uncertain times: It’s the golden age of gifting. The December/January Footnote delves into estate tax planning strategies. Also in this issue:

  • How remote work compliance issues can be managed through a co-employer model.
  • Networking tips to make meaningful, in-person connections.
  • Get to know the 2022 CFO of the Year honorees.
  • Ways to increase your emotional intelligence.
  • Highlights from the 2022 MNCPA Tax Conference.
  • Findings from the latest peer reviews.

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

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

Estate tax planning for uncertain times
Stuart C. Bear, Esq., Chestnut Cambronne, P.A., Ryan Prochaska, JD, Chestnut Cambronne PA and Erica J. Lindquist, Esq., CPA, Chestnut Cambronne PA
One matter is clear during these uncertain times: It’s the golden age of gifting. Advise clients to take advantage of these estate tax planning strategies before it’s too late.

Tax implications of remote workers
Marcus Rien, CPA, Lightstar Renewables, LLC
Adopting a co-employer model is one way to manage the tax compliance and HR requirements associated with remote workers.

Networking: How to make meaningful, in-person connections in 3 easy steps
Julie Frantz, Everyday Etiquette
Networking is about making contact with people and exchanging information, ideally to the mutual benefit of everyone. Here are tips to successfully work any room.

Getting to know the 2022 CFO of the Year honorees
Rachel Kats, MNCPA communications coordinator
In what has become an annual tradition, MNCPA members are among the recipients of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award.

Increase your emotional intelligence to increase your emotional well-being
Regina Barr, MBA, MA, Red Ladder Inc.
Emotional intelligence is being in touch with your own feelings and the feelings of others, enough that you are effective in both your communication and your persuasive ability.

Crack the code: MNCPA Tax Conference
Highlights from the 2022 MNCPA Tax Conference.

Latest peer reviews show continued improvement
Diana L. Weddigen, CPA, Lewis, Kisch & Associates, Ltd.
The MNCPA Peer Review Committee has compiled the results of engagement reviews and system reviews from the past three years to analyze trends and highlight areas for continued improvement.

Technology is key to relationships, our work
Lee Ho, Minnesota Department of Revenue deputy 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.

Forgetting firm permit renewal: How bad is it?
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA membership marketing team leader
Forget the small stuff. Here’s why forgetting to renew your firm permit for 2023 is a very big deal.

5 smart strategies to grow your business
MNCPA partner, CPACharge, shares tips to increase revenue and enhance your client experience.

Empathy: A powerful business construct
Sara Downey, Dell Technologies
Dr. Shannon Rogers explains how she is eliciting loyalty with data-driven, empathetic user experiences.

The power of a new day
Charles Esler, CPA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.