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Footnote Magazine

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October 2021

Check out profiles of our MNCPA award winners in the October Footnote. Also in this issue: 
  • Find out what tax practitioners need to know about cybersecurity. 
  • Keys to retaining star employees when reopening the office. 
  • Learn about Medicare and its application to choice-of-entity planning. 

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

The case of Boris’ fantastic fee foible
Charles Selcer, CPA, MBA
MNCPA member Chuck Selcer shares his knowledge about ethics requirements and laws with unique humorous fictitious stories.

The life and times of a networking zealot
Katie Gabriel, CPA
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

MNCPA honors 10 individuals with awards
In a time of uncertainty, it’s nice to recognize a never-wavering certainty: MNCPA members continue to accomplish the extraordinary.

Todd Koch, Distinguished Service Award
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications manager
Todd Koch has earned the MNCPA’s highest honor given to a member, the Distinguished Service Award.

Scott Kadrlik, Volunteer Excellence Award
Rachel Kats
Scott Kadrlik is the recipient of the Volunteer Excellence Award, which honors those who have volunteered with the organization for five years and provided leadership or significant contributions.

Dan Kidney, Volunteer Excellence Award
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications manager
Dan Kidney is a recipient of the Volunteer Excellence Award, which recognizes members who have served as a volunteer for at least five years and provided significant contributions to the MNCPA.

Ann Etter, Outstanding Contributor Award
Rachel Kats
Ann Etter is the recipient of the Outstanding Contributor Award, which honors those whose volunteer contributions to MNCPA programs bolster the success of members and the profession.

Marjorie Heap, Excellence in Professional Development Award
Rachel Kats
Marjorie Heap is the recipient of the Excellence in Professional Development Award. The award recognizes members who develop unique MNCPA educational programming.

Masha Yevzelman, Friend of the Profession
Corey Butler, MNCPA communications manager
Masha Yevzelman is the recipient of the MNCPA Friend of the Profession award, which recognizes non-CPAs who provide exceptional support to the CPA profession and/or MNCPA.

What tax practitioners need to know about cybersecurity
Amy Welch, APR, CAE, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC
While leaders and security experts continue to evolve protective measures to lessen the threat of tax identity theft, tax preparers must take precautions to shield themselves and their clients.

How to prevent turnover when introducing your ‘new normal’
Jon Lokhorst, CSP, CPA, PCC
It’s time to prepare for a long-anticipated but more gradual shift to the workplace of the future.

An overview of Medicare and its application to choice-of-entity planning considerations
Christopher Lee, CPA, MSA and Rachel Parsia, CPA, Surgent
With new businesses forming in record numbers, the choice of entity decision-making process should consider Medicare in addition to all other factors.

Complexity and rapid rates of change — CPAs know both
Geno Fragnito, MNCPA director of government relations
Who better than a CPA to serve as a subject-matter expert and influence decision-makers, while also building your sphere of influence and growing your professional network?

Don’t be scared! Renew and report before Dec. 31
Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA membership marketing team leader
Make no bones about it, Dec. 31 is your deadline for renewing and reporting to the BOA. Miss it and you’re out of compliance.