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

  • 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

  • January 2022 IRS Update From NCCPAP

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    This report covers the first IRS Liaison meeting for the year and includes updates regarding the 2022 tax season, such as improving communications, encouraging online access, and Chatbot & Voicebot additions. As reported by Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, who recently attended the January IRS Meeting. Encouraging Online Access & New Error Codes for EITC & ACTC in 2022 The IRS’s focus for 2022 is to help the taxpayer and the industry while ensuring the safety of IRS employees. They ... Read More



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