Agenda

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
8:30 am – 4:10 pm CDT

 

Minnesota Income Tax Update
Presented by: Matthew J. Wildes

  • Recent income tax rate changes
  • Review of recent income tax cases
  • Updated administrative guidance
  • Anticipated changes
  • Important Minnesota Department of Revenue developments

Minnesota Corporate Tax Update
Presented by: Walter Cosby

  • Review of corporate tax rates and rules
  • Newly enacted and anticipated corporate tax changes
  • Recent case law

Minnesota Property Taxes
Presented by: Adam Pabarcus

  • Real property tax issues and updates
  • Personal property assessments and reporting issues
  • Property tax assessment, appeal and audit update

Minnesota Tax Litigation Update
Presented by: Mark Pridgeon

  • Litigating a state tax matter in the Minnesota Tax Court
  • Recent and anticipated decisions
  • Other methods of dispute resolution

The Anatomy of Sales and Use Cases: From Audit to Litigation
Presented by: Benjamin A. Wagner

The Inflation Reduction Act and Federal Tax Credit Developments
Presented by: Jennifer Pusch

Ethical Issues for Tax Professionals
Presented by: Charles Selcer

  • Tax professional areas of competence and maintaining competence
  • Identifying tax professional best practices
  • Discussion of some common ethical issues in tax practice

 

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Credits

Accountants
8.0 CPE Credits

NASBA - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
8.0 CPE Credits

Attorneys
6.5 CLE Hours (Incl. 1.0 Ethics)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers accountants 8.0 CPE credits (based on 50-minute hours) of intermediate-level group internet based CPE credits in the area of taxation. Knowledge of taxation is beneficial, and no advance preparation is recommended. NASBA Sponsor No. 103015.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

HalfMoon Education will provide financial hardship assistance to accountants who wish to attend this event. Contact Frank Chapman at fchapman@halfmoonseminars.org for details and to apply.

This webinar has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 6.5 total CLE hours, which includes 5.5 standard hours and 1.0 ethics hour. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and does not qualify for the CPE credits; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.

Speakers

Walter T. Cosby III

Associate in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group

Mr. Cosby advises public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, private financings, initial public offerings, and general commercial law. With a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation, he brings valued expertise in tax law and the role it plays in all manner of corporate transactions. Before joining Maslon, Mr. Cosby counseled clients on the design and implementation of tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans and ESOPs. He also has deep experience in SEC filings, ERISA law, and employee benefits law. Mr. Cosby earned his J.D. from Emory University and a B.A. in political science from Georgetown College.

Adam Pabarcus

Counsel with Larkin Hoffman

Mr. Pabarcus is a litigator and trial attorney who focuses his practice on complex real estate litigation and property tax appeals. He represents clients in state and federal courts across the country to resolve disputes and advance their business goals on a broad range of issues. Mr. Pabarcus is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (Tax Law and Probate and Trust Law Section), and the Warren R. Burger Inn of Court. He earned his B.A. Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.

Mark A. Pridgeon, CPA

Pridgeon & Zoss, Attorneys at Law

Mr. Pridgeon  is both an experienced tax attorney and certified public accountant, with over 40 years of direct experience as an IRS attorney, certified public accountant and advocate for taxpayers. He has taught a course in tax practice and procedure at the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. His vast knowledge and diligent approach to his cases have earned him recognition as one of the Twin Cities area’s pre-eminent tax law attorneys. Mr. Pridgeon earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Minnesota, and his J.D. degree from Harvard University Law School.

Jennifer Pusch

Attorney with Fredrickson & Byron, P.A

Ms. Pusch represents clients in all types of tax disputes and controversy, including federal and state audits, administrative appeals, and litigation.  She also provides tax advice to renewable energy companies, with a focus on the state and local level. Ms. Pusch earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College, and her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Charles Selcer, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Senior Advisor Schechter, Dokken, Kanter CPAs

Mr. Selcer, is one of the founders of Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs. He has over 40 years of audit and business consulting experience. Mr. Selcer areas of specialization include audits of SEC registrants, not-for-profit organizations and charities. He has extensive experience in organizational planning and currently teaches Professional Ethics classes for the Minnesota and North Dakota Society of CPA’s and CPA firms and Universities across the country. Mr. Selcer is a member of the Minnesota State Broad of Accountancy, MNCPA (Professional Ethics Committee), AICPA, Technical Standards Committee (Ethics), and Allinial Global- Accounting Firm Association. He  earned his B.A. degree from Williams College and his MBA degree in Accounting from New York University.

Benjamin A. Wagner, CPA

Founder of Wagner Tax Law

Mr. Wagner represents businesses and individuals against the Internal Revenue Service, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Minnesota Department of Revenue in audits, collection cases, court actions, and administrative appeals. With each case he handles, He strives to develop practical solutions to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Wagner is involved with several associations. He is a member and former Chair of the Tax Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section (Tax Section). Mr. Wagner currently serves as the Legislative Co-Chair for the Tax Law Section. In 2022, the MSBA Tax Section recognized his work on behalf of the Tax Section with its Jack Carlson Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Wagner was an attorney mentor at the William Mitchell College of Law and frequently gives seminars to certified public accountants, attorneys, and other tax professionals on a variety of tax-related topics. He earned his B.A. degree from Saint John’s University and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Matthew J. Wildes, CPA

Attorney

Mr. Wildes earned his Juris Doctorate specializing in tax at Minnesota’s Mitchell Hamline School of Law while also clerking at Minneapolis-area law and accounting firms. During his final semester of law school, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service at the iconic Wells Fargo Bank tower in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Wildes later took his IRS experience with him to a national tax relief company where he transitioned to helping individuals and businesses resolve their tax issues. After several years serving as a tax attorney and case manager there, he used his experience and expertise to build tax law firm, Wildes at Law, where he continues to help clients overcome their tax issues and the complexities of the tax code.

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