NCCPAP in Action and in The News

August 29 and 30, 2017, NCCPAP will be at the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase in the Chicago area at the  Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.  Stephen Mankowski, President of NCCPAP, Stephen Palmerio, Director, NCCPAP, and Andrea Parness, CPA, and Robert Goldfarb, CPA, of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter are representing our organization at the accounting show.  We welcome the opportunity to meet our fellow practitioners; so please stop past  the NCCPAP booth and say hello.

NCCPAP was in Houston on August 3 & 4 at the Texas Association of Certified Public Accountants' (TACPA) annual meeting and CPE event. On hand from NCCPAP were Mary Duff, Chair of the Public Relations Committee, and Neil Fishman, Executive Vice President, NCCPAP.  Mary and Neil will update us on the TACPA meeting when they return.

Neil Fishman (center) with Frank Sands, TACPA President, and David Brown, Executive Director at the TACPA annual meetingneil_and_tacpa.jpg
July's NPL Meeting
On July 20, 2017, Stephen Mankowski attended the latest monthly NPL meeting.  On hand were Mel Hardy, Director, NPL, and IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen.  Read Steve's update from the meeting

On Wednesday, July 12 - Thursday, July 13, 2017, NCCPAP was at the 2017 New York & Northeast Accounting Show & CPE Conference.
Stephen Mankowski, along with past president, Sandra Johnson, were at the 2017 New York & Northeast Accounting Show at the Pennsylvania Hotel, NYC.  Sandra was a featured speaker at the accounting show and her topic was Breaking Up is Hard to Do: How and When to Dismiss a Client. 
Pictured below, Mary Duff and Stephen Mankowski working the NCCPAP booth.
Mary Duff, chair of NCCPAP's Public Relations Committee, Steve Palmerio, Director, NCCPAP, and Robert Goldfarb, Chair of the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium, NCCPAP, were there also and enjoyed speaking with all the professionals who stopped past at the NCCPAP booth.

June's NPL Meeting
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.
  Keep up to date and  read more

and here is NCCPAP's latest public relations communication with the membership about the National Public Liaison Washington Update  NPL.pdf

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 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)
Reservations:  Embassy Suites Dallas near Galleria
Online group code:  NCP
or phone: 512-372-8771
Reserve room before October 3, 2017
Complimentary self-parking lot
FYI: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 18 miles
        Dallas Love Field 12 miles

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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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

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.



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Get to Know TACPA

Get to know our newest affiliate chapter, Texas Association of CPAs, known as TACPA. Started in 2002 by a group of sole practitioners and smaller CPA firms, the original members of TACPA were looking for an alternative to the Texas Society of CPAs—one more attuned to the needs of the small practitioner. At that time, the State Society was the only organization for CPAs in the state. Frank Sands, current President of TACPA, had been a long time member of the Texas Society since the 1980s and had more than his ten seconds of fame when he was featured in one of the Texas Society's television ads.

According to Frank, “Over time, large firms dominated the Society and for small practitioners, there was less benefit. One of my neighbors, a CPA and at the time, President of TACPA, invited me to attend some seminars and meet the members. I decided this was a good organization, and so I became associated with it. The rest is history, as they say.”


115 members and an active program to recruit new members
Three main conferences each year—14 CPE credits each
Board Watch Program with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy 2017 Annual Meeting: August 3–4, 2017

Frank first became aware of NCCPAP in 2015 because one of TAPCA’s existing members was also a member of NCCPAP.  Frank got to meet both Sandra Johnson and Steve Mankowski, our president and past president, when they attended the May 2016 seminar. Frank knew that this was the beginning of something important. NCCPAP is a national organization with contacts in Washington and with the Small Practice Division of AICPA. According to Frank, “The relationship grew naturally. We started attending each other’s seminars and pursued the idea of an official affiliation. NCCPAP enhances what we can offer and elevates our status. Through NCCPAP, we feel we can communicate our opinions directly to the IRS and Washington—we now have a unified voice, as small CPA firms.” He continues, “It’s a win-win because with TACPA as a chapter, NCCPAP now has many new members throughout Texas. This collaboration is to the advantage of small CPAs everywhere.”

NCCPAP President Stephen Mankowski at the White House with Paul Teller, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at the White House, May 11, 2017
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


NCCPAP meeting at IRS with National Public Liaison Martha Tobias 

We also met with Brianne Wilner, IRS, National Public Liaison 


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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