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MNCPA Perspectives Archive

Everything you need to know about voting in 2020
October 29, 2020  |  By Geno Fragnito
This will be the first election in recent history that will be held in the midst of a pandemic. Fortunately, there are multiple participation choices available... Read more
Unemployment fraud: What to do if you receive an incorrect Form 1099-G
February 15, 2021  |  By Corey Butler
Imagine going to your mailbox like any other day. Among the bills and magazine subscriptions, you find a tax form outlining your unemployment benefits... Read more
Retirement planning tips for any age
February 22, 2021  |  By Corey Butler
A focus on retirement planning should be front of mind in good times and bad. If the past year has taught us anything... Read more
Are homebound employees during COVID eligible for home office deductions?
March 8, 2021  |  By Corey Butler
After the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the U.S. in March 2020, most states experienced various levels of shelter-in-place edicts... Read more
MNCPA urges congressmembers to extend first quarter estimated tax payments
April 7, 2021  |  By Linda Wedul
It’s not always easy to see what our government relations efforts look like on the surface. But the following shows that our advocacy work is making a difference for members... Read more
Is a single audit in your future? It might be closer than you think
May 3, 2021  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
Given the amount of federal grants available for pandemic relief in the past year, entities may find themselves in single audit territory for the first time... Read more
Promoting CPAs in a time of complexity, crisis
May 7, 2021  |  By Corey Butler
CPAs have been relied upon more than ever for their expert decision-making skills. As Donny Shimamoto put it, the pandemic turned CPAs into emergency workers helping families and business owners... Read more
Major audit standard implementation: Are you ready?
October 4, 2021  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
SAS 134–140: If your firm performs audits, they should be top of mind right now. Read more
Don't let a single audit take you by surprise
December 3, 2021  |  By Corey Butler
When various federal funds funneled to this nonprofit as a result of COVID-related legislation, the organization, for the first time, hit the $750,000 threshold to trigger a single audit... Read more
MNCPA members share top concerns for upcoming tax season
January 4, 2022  |  By Rachel Kats
In the recent MNCPA Tax Survey of members, we asked what concerns you most about this tax season... Read more
MNCPA calls on Congress to address IRS service levels
January 31, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
As a CPA, you have, no doubt, seen a significant reduction in IRS service levels. It’s nearly impossible to connect with a representative to ask questions... Read more
Your voice matters — use it
February 24, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
Your voice — the CPA voice — is invaluable to Minnesota lawmakers. Be heard today. Read more
3 self-leadership tips to navigate uninvited change
April 19, 2022  |  By Kinzie Jensen
Take your pick — the pandemic, supply chain issues, staffing shortages, turnover, tax law changes — there have been plenty of uninvited disruptions lately... Read more
Auditing Standards Board approves significant changes in firm quality standards
May 13, 2022  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
One of the most talked about standards proposals in recent memory has been finalized. On May 12, 2022, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) approved the most significant change... Read more
Unresolved issues at the Capitol and still no deal on a special session
June 6, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
The 2022 legislative session ended on time, but it did not end as most people had hoped it would end... Read more
A field of opportunity: New conference takes root
July 28, 2022  |  By Lynn Kletscher
If you cruise any Minnesota road long enough, I bet you pass at least one cornfield, turkey barn or herd of grazing cows. Why am I writing about farms? Because farms are businesses and businesses need CPAs... Read more
Lean into the Fourth Industrial Revolution
August 8, 2022  |  By Corey Butler
We no longer simply live in a world of gadgets and doodads. Welcome to Tomorrowland. Are you prepared? Read more
SQMS: First steps to implementing the new quality management standards
August 17, 2022  |  By Faye Hayhurst, CPA
The quality management (QM) standards approved in May by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board are big news for every firm that performs engagements under SASs, SSAEs, or SSARS... Read more
Give back by helping students
August 23, 2022  |  By Rachel Kats
At the MNCPA we’re lucky to have members that are not only knowledgeable and experienced accounting experts, but also philanthropic and generous with their time... Read more