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Corey Butler

Corey Butler is the MNCPA communications manager, working to enhance members’ professional reputations through content, media relations and public affairs. Corey keeps busy outside of the MNCPA spending time with his wife and children, serving on his local school board, volunteering in his community and catching up on long-lost hobbies. Corey enjoys the works of John Steinbeck and J.K. Rowling, and Paul Bunyan, Robin Hood and Santa Claus lore. You may reach him at 952-885-5533 or cbutler@mncpa.org.


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
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
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
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
Unpacking the PPP money
June 24, 2020  |  By Corey Butler
There’s a lot to unpack and understand about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), especially in terms of how to correctly use the funds to avoid issues — including a whistleblower suit — in the future. Read more
COVID-19: How the pandemic is impacting the CPA world
June 4, 2020  |  By Corey Butler
From CPA candidates to tax preparers, small businesses and large, the profession has seen significant ramifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This post will compile the latest information... Read more
Scams run rampant during tax season
February 24, 2020  |  By Corey Butler
Scam artists are getting more creative — and aggressive — by the day. One MNCPA member said a client received five calls from a person demanding her Social Security number and Medicare information... Read more
A tale of two Form W-4s
January 21, 2020  |  By Corey Butler
When it comes to taxes and tax planning, it’s often the case of, “Out with the old, in with the new.” But, sometimes... Read more
Giving to the max has its tax benefits on Minnesota returns
November 8, 2019  |  By Corey Butler
Minnesotans give generously to local charities every year. Charitable donations bring... Read more
529 funds can be used for K-12 tuition, but Minnesotans should approach with caution
July 22, 2019  |  By Corey Butler
Back-to-school shopping season is upon us, which means kids will be returning to school before we know it. For some, this can be a financially stressful time... Read more