LARA Grants CPA Exam Extension Following Discussions with MICPA

During the January State Board of Accountancy meeting, the issue of students losing CPA credits was raised. In response, the MICPA followed up with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) directly to discuss options.

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CPA Real Talk: Driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Accounting

MICPA Member Robyn Fuller, CPA, CGMA and children’s book author discusses options for driving diversity within the profession and how it all comes back to early exposure. A member of the MICPA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and Emerging Leaders Task Force, Robyn provides insight on why African American students avoid accounting and what those who are truly passionate about diversity can do to make a real impact.

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The Critical Thing Entrepreneurs Rarely Consider

Founders spend years of planning, focus and attention building their business, but fall short when it comes to succession planning.

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7 Tips to Keep Client Data Safe During this Work-from-Home Tax Season

To keep client data safe when working from home this tax season, it is important to understand potential risks when sharing information electronically, and how to manage these risks effectively. Consider the following.

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MICPA Ethics Committee Chair Honored as Top Thought Leader in 2021

As we continue to introduce our members to one another, this week the MICPA recognizes its Ethics Committee Chair Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE. The Trust Across America Top Thought Leaders in Trust Awards honor those whose efforts significantly increase societal trust and have honored Susan in its 11th season for her contributions through years of dedicated service.

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White House Prioritizes Smallest Businesses With Remaining PPP Funds

Throughout the pandemic U.S. policy makers have worked to mitigate the economic impact of nationwide shutdowns to the business community. However, in their attempt to ensure emergency funding is distributed to those that need it, certain measures to mitigate fraud and equitably assign Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans resulted in many struggling businesses getting passed over. Yesterday, President Biden announced new measures to ensure the smallest businesses in America have access to funds.

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Five Banana Breads to Make Your Tuesday Tastier

Today is National Banana Bread Day, in case you didn’t already know, and the MICPA has tracked down five of the highest rated banana breads across the web. Celebrate this multifaceted treat and discover the loaf of your life with these a-peeling banana bread recipes!

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Taking Workplace Bullying Seriously

It’s a bit harsh for the average workplace. But the strength of that message gets the point across quite clear, and workplace bullying and just plain old bad behavior still exists – even with remote work. Instead, recognize it, document it, and correct it.

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How Legislative Committees Can Impact the CPA Profession Part 2

Recently announced were the committee assignments for Michigan’s 101st legislative session. While the makeup of the House committees saw new faces and leadership, Senate committees remain the same. Discover who sits on these committees, and how, for example, the Senate Finance and Regulatory Reform Committees can impact our profession.

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The Top 5 Things 2020 Taught Us About Remote Work

Back in March 2020, when more than 40 percent of Americans began commuting to their kitchen tables and makeshift home office nooks, few believed they'd still be there now, nearly a year later. And yet, here we are.

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