Welcome to the 11th Annual Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium. The Educational Foundation of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners - Nassau/Suffolk Chapter (NCCPAP) along with its co-sponsors invites all CPAs and tax practitioners to take advantage of the opportunity to earn up to 30 Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs).

Last year, the symposium once again proved to be a premier event with over 650 attendees per day! The response was overwhelmingly positive as professionals had he opportunity to exchange ideas and concerns with each other, as well as with the city, state and federal government agencies that administer tax systems.

This year’s Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium will continue to bring to its attendees a full three days of informative, up-to-date programs presented by top professionals in their field. Programs include a CFP track for your financial planning needs, A & A sessions, and of course, a multitude of tax courses covering every aspect needed. The Lunch Session programs have received tremendous acclaim. This year we have expanded these to include even more topics, speakers, and panels where you can enjoy your lunch while attending the course and earn an extra CPE credit for each!

We have also expanded and enhanced our Technology Day on the third day. We are expanding our exhibitors, as our registrants gained tremendous insight and practical experience by spending time with these vendors from all aspects of the technology needed in our practices.

This year we have expanded to various other local chapters of our national organization, so that we can share many of our programs via webcast. We know this will continue to be a valuable resource.

Key IRS and NY State executives will present many of the sessions and specialists will be on hand to answer technical questions. The IRS Case Resolution Room will provide an opportunity to resolve your client issues through IRS’ Everyday Tax Solutions assistance and Taxpayer Advocate Service. Additionally, we are fortunate to have New York State representatives who will work to resolve NYS cases in their own Case Resolution room.

I would personally like to extend my sincere thanks to the Tax Professionals Symposium Executive Committee chaired by Bob Goldfarb and consisting of Ross Kass, Harold Ogulnick, Karen Giunta, Paula Sheppard, Ruthanne Corazzini, Andrea Parness, Donald Ingram, Kathy Casey, Stephen Sternlieb, Ed Caine, Barry Zalk, Sandra Johnson, Jeff Winer, Robert Barnett and Ken Hauptman. Under their guidance this premier, magnificent event has continued to expand and make us truly proud.

Gary Sanders
Gary Sanders, CPA
President Nassau/Suffolk Chapter
National Conference of CPA Practitioners