Advocacy

Advocacy

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.


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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

  • July 6, 2021—The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP), an organization representing Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and other tax professionals, announces its endorsement of H.R. 4184, the Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act of 2021. This bill, once it becomes law, would grant the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the authority to regulate those who prepare tax returns. “It is gratifying to see that this legislation has been introduced ... Read More

  • June 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

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    Topics Include Large Corporate Compliance Audits, Child Tax Credit Updates, Passport Revocation Update, and the Marijuana Industry As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Large Business & International (LB&I) Division Large Corporate Compliance (LCC) audits are the largest audits performed by the IRS. The LB&I division annually selects which businesses it will examine based on a risk profile. To determine the LCC population, ... Read More

  • May 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

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    Topics Include Filing Season Statistics, Restaurant Revitalization, and Small Business/Self-Employed Division Updates As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Filing Season Fun Facts & Other Updates—At a Glance 136 million federal tax returns filed $254 billion in refunds; 94% filed electronically; 92% direct deposit 9.9 million phone calls answered (March experienced 1500 calls/second!) 1000 IRS employees to be added ... Read More

  • April 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

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    Topics Include an Update on the New Tax Pro Account Release and a Spotlight on Criminal Investigation Programs As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Tax Pro Account Thanks to COVID, the IRS accelerated its release of the Tax Pro Account. While the first release was anticipated for Q3 2022, the IRS is now looking at Q3 2021. With the upcoming release, the forms will automatically be entered into the Centralized Authorization File ... Read More

  • NCCPAP in the News

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    NCCPAP Leaders Highlighted in the Media We’re being heard! NCCPAP is gaining more and more visibility in the media. Over the past several months, NCCPAP Board Members and our CPA member experts have been tapped as trusted sources for tax and regulatory information and advocacy. Some recent examples include: April 9, 2021, New York Times As featured in the Your Money Adviser Section, The Tax Filing Deadline Was Delayed, but Read the Fine Print Our NCCPAP ... Read More

  • March 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

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    Topics Include Current Filing Statistics, Improvements to The Taxpayer Experience, and COVID-related Retirement Plan Relief As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Current Filing Statistics 66M returns have been received through 3/12; 58.4M returns have been processed More than 15M business returns have been process through 3/12 160M is the total expected number of returns to be received Free File participation is up ... Read More



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