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MNCPA Tax Conference

N Sessions

Wednesday, November 18,
9 - 10:15 a.m.

N1. Understanding the SECURE Act

Speaker(s): Susan Smith
NASBA field of study: Taxes - Technical (1.5)

With the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act in late 2019, big changes went into effect for individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and employer-sponsored retirement plans. Make sure you grasp this legislation and its far-reaching implications so you can guide clients effectively. Examine the most critical aspects of the SECURE Act, including changes to required minimum distributions (RMDs), the elimination of the stretch IRA, changes to kiddie tax rules, and expansion of 529 plans and 401(k) plans for part-time workers.

N2. The Very Real Risk of Ransomware

Speaker(s): Thomas Stephens
NASBA field of study: Information Technology - Technical (1.5)

Over the past two years, ransomware has surged as a major threat to individuals and organizations of all sizes. Its annual cost to businesses is estimated at more than $8 billion, an eight-fold increase since 2016. Against that backdrop, ask yourself: “Am I at risk?” The answer, of course, is yes. Uncover ways to reduce your risk at this session. Learn more about what ransomware is and how it's transmitted. Take a look at high-profile ransomware cases and key controls you should implement to reduce your risk. Leave with an action plan that will help you reduce the risk of becoming the next ransomware victim.