Our advocacy work focuses on issues at the state and federal level, which affect small CPA firms and the middle-income and small business clients we diligently serve. Whether we’re on Capitol Hill or meeting IRS representatives, NCCPAP members not only provide valuable advice to government officials and representatives, but insights which are valued. In fact, because we represent CPA firms who are “on the ground,” NCCPAP members are often invited to weigh-in at Senate Roundtable discussions and IRS liaison meetings.


Get to Know Our Tax Chair and IRS Liaison, Steve Mankowski

Stephen F. Mankowski, CPA, CGMA is the current Tax Chair of NCCPAP and serves as IRS National Public Liaison. Previously, Steve was NCCPAP National President between 2016 and 2018. At the Chapter level, Steve has also served as the Vice President of the NCCPAP's Delaware Valley Chapter.

With over 30 years of experience, Steve has been invited to testify before Congress with topics including cash vs. accrual accounting and cybersecurity. He has been named to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Public Accounting several times as well. Steve is currently the Owner of Mankowski Associates CPA, LLC.

Recent News

  • Tax Update - February 2023

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    Tax Update – February 2023 Filing Season Update, At a Glance Filing season is going well; there is only a small amount of carryover from last year, which was expected to be finalized at the end of January. There are over eight million refunds averaging $1,900 each. Refunds are about 10% lower than last year and that trend is expected to continue due to no stimulus payments, Recovery Rebate Credits, Child Tax Credits, and charitable contributions. The IRS hired over 5000 new ... Read More

  • Tax Update - January 2023

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    Tax Update – January 2023 Changes in Tax Law for Current Season (at a glance) Child Tax Credit has been reduced, back down to $2K (from $3K) per child Gift Tax for 2023 increases to $17K Mortgage insurance (on Schedule A) is no longer deductible $300/$600 deduction for charitable contributions (now only on Schedule A) Expect more IRS guidance regarding virtual currency gains and activity 1099-K rules are now in effect – there is a $600 threshold and no transaction limit; ... Read More

  • Tax Update - September 2022

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    Tax Update – September 2022 Inflation Reduction Act Updates The Inflation Reduction Act marks a historic moment for the IRS with $80B of funding appropriated over a ten-year period. The objective is to move quickly in order to put together high-level goals on how to best use the funding. Technology improvements, as we’ve reported previously, touch every aspect of the IRS, including the following areas: Services: Enhancements to the multi-channel experience, including online ... Read More

  • Tax Update — June 2022

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    Tax Update – June 2022 Nationwide Tax Forums The 2022 Nationwide Tax Forums will be held virtually beginning July 19 th , with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Held each summer for more than 30 years, the Forum is the IRS's marquee outreach event to the tax professional community. So far, over 8000 registrants have signed up to attend. Registration is open. 2022 Filing Season Round Up (from a Processing Perspective) This year has ... Read More

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