Pub. 3 2021 Issue 3

M A Y / J U N E 2 0 2 1 4 nebraska cpas 22 12 C O N T E N T S 10 ©2021 Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants | The newsLINKGroup, LLC. All rights reserved. The Nebraska CPA is published six times each year byThe newsLINK Group, LLC for the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and is the official publication for this society. The information contained in this publication is intended to provide general information for review, consideration and education. The contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. If you need legal advice or assistance, it is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney as to your circumstances. The statements and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, its board of directors, or the publisher. Likewise, the appearance of advertisements within this publication does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any product or service advertised. Nebraska CPA is a collective work and as such some articles are submitted by authors who are independent of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. While the Nebraska CPA encourages a first-print policy, in cases where this is not possible, every effort has beenmade to comply with any known reprint guidelines or restrictions. Content may not be reproduced or reprinted without prior written permission. For further information, please contact the publisher at: 855.747.4003. MAY/JUNE 2021 EDITORIAL: The Nebraska Society of CPAs seeks to reflect news and relevant information to Nebraska and other news and information of direct interest to members of the Nebraska Society of CPAs. Statement of fact and opinion are made on the responsibility of the authors alone and do not represent the opinion or endorsement of the Nebraska Society of CPAs. Articles may be reproduced with written permission only. ADVERTISEMENTS: The publication of advertisements does not necessarily represent endorsement of those products or services by the Nebraska Society of CPAs. The editor reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. SUBSCRIPTION: Subscription to the magazine, a bi- monthly publication, is included in membership fees to the Nebraska Society of CPAs. 6 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS BY JONI SUNDQUIST, NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF CPAs 8 STATE BOARD REPORT: NEBRASKA REMAINS STRONG ON NATIONAL FRONT BY DAN SWEETWOOD, NEBRASKA BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY 10 STATE TAX BRIEFING: NEBRASKA STATE TAX DEFENSE: THE ANATOMY OF RESOLVING STATE TAX MATTERS BY NICK NIEMANN AND MATT OTTEMANN, MCGRATH NORTH 12 COUNSELOR'S CORNER: SHOULD TAXPAYERS ACCELERATE CAPITAL GAINS ON ASSETS THEY WILL RETAIN? TAX PLANNING IN ANTICIPATION OF RATE INCREASES BY JEFF SCHAFFART AND NICHOLAS BJORNSON, KOLEY JESSEN 14 CPA INSIDER: ADVISING PRESIDENT BIDEN ON DEDUCTIONS AND CREDITS BY SHARON KREIDER, CPA 16 2021 NESCPA COURSE CALENDAR 19 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ROBERT C. FRAZER 20 BEWARE 12/31/21: A&A DEFERRALS ARE OVER! BY JIM MARTIN, CPA, CGMA 22 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING GAINING TRACTION BY ROBERT BLOOM, PHD, AND MARK J. MYRING, PHD 27 WELCOME NEW SOCIETY MEMBERS! 28 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 30 IN MEMORIAM