Even if you aren’t in public practice, the new year gets so busy that sometimes we don’t come up for air until May! So here are a list of things you should be aware of that were announced during tax season, in roughly chronological order:
- Inaugural Community Service Award
MSCPA is pleased to announce our inaugural Community Service Award. This award is a celebration of the many contributions CPAs make to their communities. Nomination deadline is May 8th. Award details
- Governmental Conference & Roundtable
Our annual Governmental Conference will be in Bozeman on May 19th. As an added bonus, there will be a Governmental Roundtable Discussion in Bozeman on May 18th. This conference has been designed for auditors of local governments, representatives of city, county, town and district governing boards and accountants from city, county, town and school district business offices.
- Montana Salary Survey
Every other year, MSCPA conducts a salary survey of our Montana members. We will launch this later in May–watch your email boxes. This is a salary for individuals and only those who complete the survey will get a copy of the results. It’s a great resource for Montana accounting professionals. If you’d like input on the survey questions, contact Jean@mscpa.org right away.
- Jane’s Retirement Party
Our beloved Executive Director, Jane Egan is retiring June 30th. Help us celebrate all that she has done for MSCPA at her retirement party, June 21, 4:00 – 7:00pm at the Big Horn Resort in Billings. Watch for e-invites in your mailbox soon. RSVP to Heidi@mscpa.org by June 15th.
- 104th Annual Conference, June 22& 23 in Billings
Registration is open! This is going to be the most interactive conference we’ve ever had and it’s your opportunity to ask questions and learn about some of the most pressing issues in the profession. Check out our schedule of events and remember to make your hotel reservations early!
- Proposed Changes to MSCPA Bylaws
MSCPA is proposing changes to our bylaws. The one significant change is to student membership. Our current bylaws state students must be “At least junior standing” (Article III, Section 1). We are proposing to change that to “At least sophomore standing”. As students are being recruited earlier in their academic career, we feel it is important to get them involved in the Society. The rest of the proposed changes this year are simply terminology updates. The proposed changes will be voted upon by the membership at the Business Meeting held at the 104th Annual Conference on June 22 at 3:30pm at the Big Horn Resort in Billings. View proposed bylaw changes (proposed changes are in red)
- IRS Meeting One-On-One
On August 1st, the IRS Tax Advocate Service (TAS) will hold a problem solving day at MSCPA’s new offices. The purpose of the event is to discuss unresolved IRS problems that you or your clients are facing. In order to participate you must have a valid F2848 or F8821. Appointments will be taken beginning in July; walk-ins will be helped as representatives are available. Watch for more information coming in
If you have question about any of these events, please don’t hesitate to contact MSCPA:
Mailing Address: PO Box 138, Helena, MT 59624
Physical Address: 46 N Last Chance Gulch Ste 2D
Phone: 406.442.7301 or 800.272.0307
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