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

  • Blog Entry

    This report covers the final IRS Liaison meeting for 2021 and includes updates relative to the following topics: Automated Collection System Improvements, Child Tax Credit Update, Disaster Relief, and the IRSAC Annual Report. As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the November IRS Meeting. IRS Automated Collection System (ACS) Improvements All 19 ACS call sites have answered a total of over 1.2 million text messages to taxpayers this year. The average ... Read More

  • October 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    This report includes updates relative to the following topics: Office of Appeals, TFAO Change to IRS NEXT, and the IRS Get Ready 2022 Campaign for Taxpayers As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Update from the Independent Office of Appeals Virtual Meetings: The Office of Appeals has not been holding in-person conferences during the pandemic, rather they have required their staff to meet through Zoom. Taxpayers and practitioners ... Read More

  • September 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    Topics Include the Overwhelming Volume at the IRS, Covid Relief Employment Tax Credits, and Tax Pro Account/Digital Authorizations. As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Update from the National Taxpayer Advocate The IRS is inundated with volume and while there are many factors contributing to this, it is overwhelming to the Service. While they are working hard to remedy this in multiple ways, the level of service is ... Read More

  • Blog Entry

    The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) announces its support of H.R. 4214, commonly referred to as The Tax Deadline Simplification Act. Co-sponsored and introduced by Representatives Debra Lesko (R-AZ) and Bradley Schneider (D-IL), this bipartisan legislation, if enacted, will simplify the quarterly installments for estimated income tax payments by individuals, changing the due dates for the second and third quarter estimated federal income tax payments to have all quarterly payments ... Read More

  • Blog Entry

    August 11, 2021—Last week, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2021-49 in response to repeated requests by the accounting and business communities to provide clarification regarding rules governing the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). In so doing, the IRS issued a damaging blow to those businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic—small family-owned businesses. The original rules governing the ERC did not allow for a credit for wages paid to family members, including the children and ... Read More

  • July 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    Topics Include Office of Promoter Investigations, Fraud Enforcement Office Update, and the Introduction of Several New Office Directors As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. New Resources Relative to Child Tax Credits Can Be Found Here Office of Promoter Investigations This newly created service-wide office is being headed by Lois Deitrich , a 20-year veteran of the agency. Deitrich is working on agency-wide ... Read More



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