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Hurricane Irma
Update: IRS re:  Disaster Assistance Self-Study - Record Reconstruction  IRS Self Record Reconstruction
Tax-Exempt Organizations Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Granted Tax Relief  Tax-Exempt Org Tax Relief
IRS Tax Relief in Disaster Situations  Tax Relief in Disaster
So far, the IRS filing and payment relief applies to the following localities identified by FEMA for Individual Assistance due to Hurricane Irma:
In U.S. Virgin Islands: The islands of St. John and St. Thomas.
In Puerto Rico: The municipalities of Culebra, Vieques, Canóvanas and Loíza.
In Florida: The counties of Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia.

The Internal Revenue Service is offering tax relief for victims of Hurricane Irma, granting additional time to file tax returns and make payments.  The IRS has set up a web page for the disaster with up-to-date information on help for victims of the hurricane. Help for Victims of Hurricane Irma

Please Note:  the IRS issued this important news release: IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma; Like Harvey, Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File; Additional Relief Planned  IR-17-150.pdf
  

To all our members in Florida, we hope that you are safe, sound, the flood waters have receded, and you soon all have your power back.


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

IR-2017-141, Sept. 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today 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.     Read more…. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-provides-penalty-relief-for-partnerships-that-filed-late-returns-in-2017


NCCPAP in Action

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.

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.
Pictured below, Mary Duff and Stephen Mankowski working 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



NCCPAP Takes Its Tax Ideas to DC

Members of NCCPAP visited the White House, Congress, and the Internal Revenue Service during meetings in Washington, D.C. 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     


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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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 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. Read more....  NCCPAP and TACPA


Congressional Agenda and IRS Agenda 2017

At our Spring Quarterly Conference in Washington DC, we represented the membership at our annual visits to Congress and the Internal Revenue Service; we discussed these agenda items with various Congressional representatives and members of the IRS.

  CongressionalAgendaMay2017.pdf and IRS_Agenda_May_2017.pdf



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September 2017

When:   Sep 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   M&T BANK BUILDING, 120 WHITE PLAINS RD, 3RD FLOOR, TARRYTOWN, NY, 10591, US
Community:   WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND
When:   Sep 27, 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY, 11797
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK

October 2017

When:   Oct 3, 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:   Oct 5, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)
Where:   The Original Pancake House, 7720 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL, 33426
Community:   FLORIDA CHAPTER
When:   Oct 18 - 20, (CT)
Where:   Embassy Suites Dallas Near Galleria, 14021 Noel Road, Dallas, TX, 75240, US
When:   Oct 25, 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY, 11797
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK
When:   Oct 26, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Where:   M&T Bank Building, 120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, US
Community:   WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND

November 2017

When:   Nov 1, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Where:   Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY, 11590
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK
When:   Nov 1, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Where:   Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY, 11590
Community:   NASSAU/SUFFOLK

Hurricane Harvey
IRS Updates:  Disaster Assistance Self-Study - Record Reconstruction  IRS Self Record Reconstruction
Tax-Exempt Organizations Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Granted Tax Relief  Tax-Exempt Org Tax Relief
IRS Tax Relief in Disaster Situations  Tax Relief in Disaster
For the most up-to-date information from the IRS  Help for Hurricane Harvey

Many members of our newest affiliate chapter, TACPA, are tremendously impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and its surrounding areas.  Here is the link to the Texas Association of CPAs’ home page http://tacpa.net/ so you can read about what they are doing to help their fellow Texans. The members of NCCPAP hope you are all safe in the aftermath of this overwhelming disaster.

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.

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.”

TACPA HIGHLIGHTS:

115 members and an active program to recruit new members, three main conferences each year at 14 CPE credits each, and 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, when they attended the May 2016 seminar. Frank knew that 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
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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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