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MNCPA Tax Conference

FAQs

The Tax Conference will be held virtually (all online) Nov. 8-10, 2021. Please read on for answers to common questions and contact us at customerservice@mncpa.org or 952-831-2707 if you have questions not addressed here.

CONFERENCE PLATFORM

What technology do I need in order to attend?

  • You'll use an event platform called CrowdCompass to access all TAX21 sessions. It's easy to use and can be accessed on your desktop computer or laptop. You can also download the app version to your Apple or Android mobile device if you prefer.

  • Conference sessions are viewed through Zoom within the event platform, CrowdCompass. Depending on your device, you may also need to download Zoom.

  • Instructions will be sent to you via email prior to the conference. Please add support@crowdcompassmail.com and support@crowdcompass.com to your email contact list to ensure you receive the verification emails for the event platform.

How do I access the conference sessions online?

  • Once you're logged into CrowdCompass (or have the app downloaded to your mobile device), you'll see your conference schedule right there with links to join each session.

    • You must register for sessions via the MNCPA website before the conference in order to see your personalized schedule. Your session selections will appear in the app a few days before the conference.

  • Sessions are viewed through Zoom within CrowdCompass. Depending on your device, you may also need to download Zoom.

  • Specific instructions will be emailed to you starting November 4, so watch your inbox.

How can I make sure my device/system will work smoothly?
Please refer to these system requirements and test your system prior to the conference:

Who do I contact if I need technical assistance?
Call the MNCPA at 952-831-2707 or 1-800-331-4288 (toll-free) if you need help. During the conference, you can also visit the virtual MNCPA booth to get your questions answered.


CONFERENCE MATERIALS

Where and when do I receive my conference materials?

  • Most session materials will be available online via the MNCPA website starting Wednesday, November 3. They'll also be available online for two weeks following the conference. (Login required.)

  • Materials will also be available for download via CrowdCompass during the event.

  • To access the materials, you must be registered and paid in full for the conference.

  • Hard copy materials will not be provided.


FEES AND REGISTRATION

Can I register for only one day?
Yes. We recommend attending all days to maximize your learning and value, but you may register for only one day at a reduced fee.

Is there a two-day registration option?
No. If you would like to attend two days of the conference, the best deal is to register for all three days and simply attend the two days you'd like.

Can I register for a single session?
No. A la carte registration is not available for this event.

Can I split a multiple-day registration with a friend?
No. Each person who attends the conference must be registered individually to ensure continuing education credits are given appropriately.

I'm already registered, but still need to pick sessions. How do I do this?
Session registration is required to receive continuing education credits for the sessions you attend. To pick your sessions:

  • Log in to the MNCPA website with your username and password.

  • Go to your CPE schedule.

  • Click on the "Sessions" link listed under the Tax Conference event.

  • Click the "Add/Remove Sessions" button (above the "List of Your Sessions" heading).

  • Use the check boxes to make your session selections.

  • Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to complete the session selection process.

To select or update your session selections, visit the MNCPA website or call MNCPA Customer Service at 952-831-2707.
 
I'm not sure which sessions I want to attend. Can I submit my conference registration now and choose sessions later?
It is important that we receive your session selections to ensure your continuing education credits are awarded correctly, so please select your sessions as soon as you're able. You can add or change your session selections online at www.mncpa.org/mycpe or by calling us at 952-831-2707.
 
What if I need to cancel my registration?

  • Cancellation: Receive a full refund if you cancel your registration in advance by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Cancellations must be received at least four (4) business days prior to an event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued if you cancel within three (3) business days of the event and no CPE credit will be earned. Cancel online or contact MNCPA Customer Service at 952-831-2707. Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

  • Substitution: Rather than cancel your registration, you do have the option to send a substitute. You will not incur any cancellation/transfer fees if you send a substitute, even if the substitution is made within three (3) days of the event. To make a substitution, call MNCPA Customer Service at 952-831-2707. Please note: Additional fees may apply if the original registrant is an MNCPA member and the substitute registrant is a nonmember. The difference in fees will be charged to the substitute registrant.

What’s the deadline to receive the VIP member-only registration discount?
Your registration and payment must be received by Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, to qualify for the VIP member-only registration fee. This discount is only available to MNCPA members.

What’s the deadline to receive the early bird registration discount?
Your registration must be received by Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, to qualify for the early bird registration fee.

What other discounts are available?

  • MNCPA members receive a discounted rate. You can join today to receive the discount on all MNCPA continuing education.

  • Multiple registrations of 20 or more people from the same firm/company can receive a discounted rate of $449 for members and nonmembers. Registrations must be submitted by Friday, October 15, 2021. Visit the registration page for more information.

  • First-time Tax Conference attendees can receive a discounted rate of $449 (available to MNCPA members only). Visit the registration page for more information.


CPE

How many credits can I earn at the Tax Conference?
The Tax Conference qualifies for up to 24 CPE credits if you attend all three days. You can also earn other types of continuing education credits, such as CFP, CLE, IRS CE and Ethics. See the credits page for more information on continuing education credits.

Who is the CPE sponsor?
The MNCPA is the sponsor of this conference.
 
How is my attendance tracked?
In compliance with CPE standards, your participation will be tracked using polling questions throughout the conference. Answer polling questions to ensure you receive full CPE credit.
 
How do I receive other credits I need, such as CFP or IRS CE credit?
Please refer to the credits page for more information on which sessions qualify for these types of credits and how to ensure your credits are counted accurately. To earn certain specialty credits, you must digitally sign in during the conference.
 
When will my certificate of attendance be ready?
CPE transcripts (certificates of attendance) will be updated with TAX21 information three weeks after the program. You can access your transcript on the MNCPA website.