Did you know that community associations, as a registered non-profit corporations in the eye of the State of Minnesota, are required to file Federal and State taxes? It is also important to be aware of any requirements of your governing documents for an annual financial review or audit. If you are governed under MCIOA (Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act), you are required to have, at minimum, an annual financial review. These two components – audits/review and taxes – are done simultaneously.
Financial reviews and audits do differ; however, they achieve the same goal. That is to have an independent, licensed CPA review the Association’s financials and the accounting practices of its management company.
Your property manager and staff at Sharper are working hard behind the scenes to provide the engaged CPA firm with all of the materials required. Bank statements, reports, invoices, etc. all must be provided. Be ready for your manager to ask for the Treasurer’s signature on tax docs. And lastly, know that it is very common for the CPA to file tax extensions, as reviews/audits are an involved process and can take time.