Neil H. Fishman Attends Final 2017 IRS Advisory Council Meeting

Neil H. Fishman, NCCPAP’s Executive Vice President, recently participated in the public meeting of the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) for 2017. This also happens to be Neil’s final year of his 3-year term on the Council. Check your email inbox for NCCPAP’s update regarding the five issues that have been the focus of the sub-group, called Small Business/Self-Employed and Wage & Investment, where Neil has participated. These include W-2 Verification Codes (VCs) and Engaging Tax Practitioners, Account Lock /Unlock, Marketing /Promoting Priority Practitioner Service Improvements to the Practitioner Community, Taxpayer and Practitioner Concerns Regarding Private Debt Collection, and Comments on Proposed Revised Collection Notices.

 IRS National Public Liaison Washington Update

Neil H. Fishman, NCCPAP Executive Vice President, recently returned from the November 2017 NPL meeting. Key topics include: Fewer NPL Stakeholders, Audit Under Review, Public Trust & Employee Safety Initiative, Authentication Update, and Legislative Affairs.  View the Highlights

At the Fall Conference in Dallas


Frank Sands, President of TACPA, with Mark A. Stewart Jr., NCCPAP VP and President of Westchester Rockland Chapter, and Carol Markman, long time member of the Nassau Suffolk Chapter.

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Upcoming Quarterly Meetings
NCCPAP 2018 Winter Conference  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
January 3, 4 & 5, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel Palm Beach Gardens

NCCPAP 2018 Spring Conference  Bethesda, MD
May 9, 10 & 11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Bethesda

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IRS Warns Taxpayers and Tax Pros of New Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

 IR-2017-203, Dec. 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information.
The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX”. The email leads taxpayers to sign in to a fake Microsoft page and then asks for personal and financial information.
The IRS has received over 900 complaints about this new phishing scheme that seems to exclusively target Hotmail users. The suspect websites associated with this scam have been shut down, but taxpayers should be on the lookout for similar schemes.
Individuals who receive unsolicited emails claiming to be from the IRS should forward it to phishing@irs.gov and then delete it. It is important to keep in mind the IRS generally does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. For more information, visit the “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” page on IRS.gov.
The IRS reminds tax professionals to be aware of phishing emails, free offers and other common tricks by scammers. Tax professionals who have data breaches should contact the IRS immediately through their Stakeholder Liaison. See Data Theft Information for Tax Professionals.

National Tax Security Awareness Week 2017
Steve Mankowski Among Presenters at Philadelphia Press Conference
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry will host National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2018 filing season.  One of the largest events was held in Philadelphia on November 29, 2017 at the PICPA offices in Center City at 1:00 PM. Steve Mankowski, CPA, our NCCPAP President, was one of the opening presenters.

NCCPAP Women Honor the Late Susan Gallo
On November 2, 2017, NCCPAP participated in the Accountants Club Of America 90th Anniversary Gala at the Union League Club in New York City. The theme of this historic event was Celebrating Women of Achievement in Public Accounting. Read more  Pictured below, our members at the gala to honor Sue.

Top 100 Most Influential People in Public Accounting
Congratulations to Steve Mankowski, our NCCPAP President, who follows in the footsteps of several other esteemed NCCPAP Past-Presidents who have also been acknowledged by Accounting Today as leaders in our industry for previous years.
According to Steve, “I’m deeply thankful for the honor and proud that NCCPAP is recognized in such a public manner. As President of your organization, I am dedicated not only to being the face of NCCPAP, but also getting involved, being available to meet with reporters, and taking an active role in the monthly IRS National Public Liaison meetings. These forms of exposure, garnered through well-developed relationships, serve to keep the profession and NCCPAP top of mind.”  Download the PDF

The Journal of the CPA Practitioner

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December 2017

When:   Dec 18, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

January 2018

When:   Jan 5, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
When:   Jan 8, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   M&T Bank Building, 120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, US
When:   Jan 10, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Where:   M&T Bank Building, 120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, US
When:   Jan 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Where:   The Mansion at Oyster Bay, 1 South Woods Road, Woodbury, NY, 11797, US
When:   Jan 24, 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY, 11797

February 2018

When:   Feb 1, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
When:   Feb 5, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   M&T Bank Building, 120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, US

AICPA and NCCPAP: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship
While many NCCPAP members might also belong to AICPA, the two organizations have some major differences. Yet, there are many good reasons for a close alliance. For the last several years, the two organizations have met on a somewhat regular basis. On December 11th, several NCCPAP members met with AICPA in its Manhattan office. View the full recap in your email inbox. If you have any issues or concerns that you would like us to cover at the next joint meeting of AICPA and NCCPAP, please contact Sandy Zinman via email at sandy@zinmantax.com.

Reflections from 2017 Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium
Many of us spent three amazing days at the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium sponsored by the N/S Chapter of NCCPAP, the NCCPAP Ed Foundation and the IRS. Bad news – there were so many great sessions, it was hard to choose. Good news – most of the sessions were taped, giving us a chance to listen to those we may have missed during some down time. read more


NCCPAP Officers & Directors Elected for 2017-2018 Term

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the recently elected 2017-2018 Officers and Directors of NCCPAP.

  • President: Stephen Mankowski, CPA
  • Executive Vice President: Neil Fishman, CPA
  • Vice President: Frank Gallo, CPA
  • Vice President: Stephen Palmerio, CPA
  • Vice President: Mark A. Stewart, Jr., CPA
  • Treasurer: Stuart Lang, CPA
  • Secretary: Barry Zalk, CPA
  • Immediate Past President: Sandra Johnson, CPA

In addition, the following Directors have been elected:  Scott Cheslowitz, CPA, Mary Duff, CPA, Aaron Futterman, CPA, Robert Gaines, CPA, Kenneth Hauptman, CPA, Donald Ingram, CPA, Lynne Marcus, CPA, David J. Rothfeld, CPA, and Sanford Zinman, CPA.

New Ransomware Posing as an Adobe Update
A new ransomware alert has been issued – this ransomware poses as an Adobe update – do not download and install ANY software updates BEFORE checking with your IT Team. (Read More)

IRS Provides Penalty Relief for Partnerships that Filed Late Returns in 2017

The IRS has issued guidance providing penalty relief for certain partnerships that did not file the required returns by the new due date for tax years beginning in 2016.  IRS PenaltyReliefPartnerships

Congressional Agenda and IRS Agenda 2017

   CongressionalAgendaMay2017.pdf and IRS_Agenda_May_2017.pdf


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