May 2018

Continued on Page 2  “Gig” Workforce, Page 4  June Conferences, Page 7-9  Page 10  Webinars Available. Page 12 The Nebraska Society is co- sponsoring with the Iowa Society of CPAs a Webcast on June 27, 2018. The Course title is “ Advising Reli- gious Organizations and Church- es: A Holistic Approach to Tax and Compliance Issues (AROC- WEB). This is an update course in the fields of tax and business law. The membership price is $275 and the nonmember $375. The course is for accountants and religious organiza- tion employees and is a comprehen- sive exploration of the many inter- related issues that are commonly encountered by CPAs advising reli- gious organizations and churches. The course will be from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (8 hours of CPE) on June 27. For more details of the course and to register, please go to cpecourses.php and click on the course. By Dan Vodvarka Society President The 2018 session of the 105 th Ne- braska Legislature adjourned Sine Die on April 18, 2018. It was a 60-day session and a quiet session for Nebras- ka CPAs as no bills were introduced that directly amended or changed the Nebraska Accountancy Act of 1957. However, there were some 2018 bills of interest to Nebraska CPAs. LB299, was a bill concerned with the licensing of occupations and profes- sions in Nebraska. The Occupational Board Reform Act requires the Legis- lature to review job-licensing require- ments in Nebraska every five years. Under the bill, the Legislatures’ Bank- ing Committee would review the Ne- braska Board of Public Accountancy’s rules and regulations every five years. As introduced by Crete Senator Laura Ebke, the bill was considered on Gen- eral File and three times entirely amended before it advanced to Final Reading in April. The Society took a neutral stand and monitored the bill. The bill passed on Final Reading on April 18 and was sent to Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. Ricketts signed the bill into law on April 23. Omaha Senator Jim Smith, Reve- Lobbying for the Society… The completion of the 2018 regular session of the Nebraska Legislature marks another legislative session of lobbying help and guidance from Radcliffe and Associates of Lincoln. The Society and Walt Radcliffe have had a partnership for almost 40 years. Walt and his staff are pictured here at the Society Board meeting on January 2, 2018, at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln. Walt, Justin Brady and Korby Gilbertson (L-R), presented a “legislative preview” to the Society Board prior to the opening of the 2018 Nebraska Legislature. Radcliffe and Associates, along with Society President Dan Vodvarka, a registered lobbyist, provide the CPA profession with legislative representation