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

  • January 2021 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    Topics Include: e-Signature Update, TFA Report to Congress, Taxpayer Advocate Report to Congress, and Taxpayer Relief Initiatives As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, who recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting e-Signature Update The Taxpayer Digital Communications (TDC) Secure Messaging Program deployed e-Signature on 1/25/21. To access this capability, a tax practitioner must either be registered for e-Services or access it through Forms 2848 or 8821 . This will allow taxpayers ... Read More

  • Blog Entry

    NCCPAP In Action: A Major Victory for Business Owners/Taxpayers January 4, 2021—With the passage of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP), a national organization of small and mid-sized CPA practices, working with other organizations, can claim a major victory for business owners/taxpayers. After the CARES Act was passed in March, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) came out with a notice stating that their position with regard ... Read More

  • President's Message - December 2020

    Blog Entry

    To My Friends at NCCPAP: By Mark A. Stewart, Jr., CPA, National President, NCCPAP December 4, 2020—This year has brought enough hardships for a lifetime. Our profession has been one of the lucky few ones that has actually thrived during the pandemic; however, we must remember that many other businesses are still struggling just to survive. Right now, it is more important than ever that we advocate for these businesses. We need our members to show their power and strength in numbers by bringing ... Read More

  • November 2020 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    Topics Include: An IRS 2020 Summary, Technology at the Forefront, New Smart Form Availability, and a Paper Check Reduction Program Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. General Updates and 2020 Summary November was our last meeting for 2020 and we’re all hoping for a better 2021, even though next year will likely start out as virtual. To kick-off awareness for next tax season, November 30-December 4 is the 5 th annual tax security awareness week, ... Read More

  • October 2020 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    Topics Include: Tax Forums, Online Services, Enterprise Digitalization & Case Management, e-Signature, and the 2021 Get Ready Campaign Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. Tax Forums The IRS is intending to return to last year’s in-person format sometime in the future, pending the COVID-19 situation. Regardless of the format, there will be a Nationwide Tax Forum in 2021. The 2020 Forums attracted 10,300 paid attendees with access to 30+ seminars ... Read More

  • September 2020 IRS Update From NCCPAP

    Blog Entry

    Topics Include: IRS Highlights, Taxpayer First Office, Office of Professional Responsibility, Return Preparer Office, and Wage & Investment Immediate Past President and current Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the monthly IRS Meeting. IRS Highlights: Services & Enforcement Although it seems like ages ago when the CARES Act was passed, the IRS is getting ready to send an additional $9 million to taxpayers who have not filed tax returns for the past two years, since ... Read More



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