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On June 15, Steve Mankowski attended the monthly NPL meeting at IRS headquarters in Washington, DC.  The two primary topics were updates related to PTINs and upcoming changes to the Online Services for Tax Professionals.
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NCCPAP Takes Its Tax Ideas to DC

Representatives of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners visited the White House, Congress and the Internal Revenue Service during meetings in Washington, D.C., last week – and they weren’t there for the photo opp.

The 20 members brought with them their ideas on a number of tax-related issues, including identity theft, required minimum distributions, deduction of long-term health care premiums, tax preparation fees, rental deduction parity for S corporations, early retirement plan distributions, and the need for the IRS to have the authority to regulate tax return preparers.   Read more ...  NCCPAP May 11 in DC     


The Biggest Issues of 2017 for Tax Pros


Every year after tax season, groups representing accountants and tax professionals take their members’ concerns to Washington, D.C., whether in person or by letter, to educate Beltway insiders on current issues, problems and opportunities in the field.

In recent weeks, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, the National Association of Enrolled Agents and others have visited congressmen, senators and White House staffers, and also joining other groups like the National Society of Accountants, the National Association of Tax Professionals, Padgett Business Services and others are reaching out to lawmakers on issues like improving the Internal Revenue Service. 
Read more...  NCCPAP presents tax issues in DC

Upcoming Meetings

NCCPAP 2017 Summer Conference  Tarrytown, NY
August 9, 10, &11, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel
455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY  10591
NCCPAP rates: $161.00 (king and double/double)
Reservations: (914) 524-6418 or
DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown
Online group code: CPA
Reserve room before July 9, 2017
Complimentary self-parking lot

FYI:  The Texas Association of CPAs next meeting will be August 3 & 4, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
Embassy Suites Houston--Energy Corridor
11730 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX  77079
More info to follow


NCCPAP 2017 Fall Conference   Dallas, Texas
October 18, 19, & 20, 2017
Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria
14021 Noel Road, Dallas, Texas, 75240
NCCPAP rates:  $149.00 (single & double)
More detailed information on hotel and registration to follow

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

Announcements
1st Annual Susan Gallo Blood Drive

Susan Gallo was an active member of NCCPAP and volunteered her time and energy to many committees on both the national and local chapter levels.  In honor of what would have been Susan’s 61st birthday, please join your fellow members for the1st Annual Susan Gallo Blood Drive on July 8, 2017. Susan received many blood transfusions and the Gallo Family would like to give back to the Long Island Blood Service and host a blood drive in her memory. The Gallos have created a website with information and a link to sign up to donate. Go to the website at sites.google.com/view/susangalloblooddrive/home to register.


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The National Conference of CPA Practitioners and the Texas Association of CPAs Announced a Strategic Alliance at TACPA’s Spring Meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017
       
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TACPA board secretary M.R. Yousuf, immediate past NCCPAP president Sandra Johnson, current NCCPAP president Stephen Mankowski, and TACPA vice president Marc Core
 
The alliance will give TACPA access to NCCPAP’s resources and national reach, while giving the latter a major base in a state it had not been very active in recently. Both groups focus on serving CPAs in public practice at small firms.“In simple terms, they’re going to be functioning similar to our different chapters, except that they’re going to maintain their own identity,” NCCPAP president Stephen Mankowski told Accounting Today. “They want to leverage NCCPAP from an infrastructure perspective – for instance, they’ll be able to make major enhancements on their site, like forums, better calendars, and tracking of continuing education, which are all items we have in place already on our site.”
Read more....  NCCPAP and TACPA


Congressional Agenda and IRS Agenda 2017

At our Spring Quarterly Conference in Washington DC, we represented the membership with our annual visits to Congress and the Internal Revenue Service. On May 11, 2017, we discussed these agenda items with various Congressional representatives and members of the Internal Revenue Service.
Please take a few moments to read the Congressional and IRS Agendas. Thank you.
CongressionalAgendaMay2017.pdf

and

IRS_Agenda_May_2017.pdf



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June 2017

When:   Jun 28, 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY, 11797
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK

July 2017

When:   Jul 6, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)
Where:   The Egg & I, 1035 Gateway Blvd. #201, Boynton Beach, FL, 33426
When:   Jul 6, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Where:   The Mansion at Oyster Bay, 1 South Woods Road, Woodbury, NY, 11797, US
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK
When:   Jul 12, 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Where:   The Nautilus Restaurant, 5523 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY, 11758, US
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK
When:   Jul 12 - 13, (ET)
Where:   Pennsylvania Hotel, NYC
When:   Jul 19, 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Where:   The Nautilus Restaurant, 5523 Merrick Road, Masspequa, NY, 11758
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK


NCCPAP President Stephen Mankowski at the White House with Paul Teller, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at the White House
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Productive Meeting on May 11th with Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen in DC

IRS_Commissioner.jpgNCCPAP's Neil Sullivan and Frank Gallo, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and NCCPAP's Tax Committee Chair Sanford Zinman

NCCPAP President Stephen Mankowski and members of our Tax Committee at the White House

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NCCPAP meeting at IRS with National Public Liaison Martha Tobias 
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We also met with Brianne Wilner, IRS, National Public Liaison 

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NCCPAP greatly appreciates all the time that the National Public Liaison's office has afforded us.

Melvin Hardy, Director, National Public Liaison, speaking at our Spring Conference in DC and with our Tax Committee

Scott Cheslowitz, Neil Fishman, Melvin Hardy, Stephen Mankowski, & Sandy Zinman

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What's New at NCCPAP!

IRS/Long Island Tax Practitioners' Liaison Committee Meeting, May 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes 2017-05-18-PLM_Bethpage_NY.pdf 
Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter

On May 18th, the IRS/Long Island Tax Practitioners' Liaison Committee met in Bethpage, NYNCCPAP members in attendance:  Karen Giunta, CPA; Robert Goldfarb, CPA; Carol Markman, CPA;  Carol Roble, CPA; and Karen Tenenbaum, Esq.

On Thursday, May 18th, President Stephen Mankowski was in Washington, DC.  He attended a meeting of the National Public Liaison and then was off for the IRS security summits. 

Executive Vice President Neil Fishman was in DC attending the IRS Advisory Council meeting. Then Neil visited some Congressional offices that he didn't get to see during our visit to The Hill at the beginning of May.


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