By Mark A. Stewart, Jr., CPA, National President, NCCPAP
June 22, 2021—NCCPAP recently held its National Quarterly Conference on June 7-9, 2021. Our summary of important topics includes:
Meetings with Congress and the IRS
The NCCPAP leadership team is currently planning a series of virtual meetings with Congressional and IRS leadership in late July. These are being coordinated through our National Tax Committee co-chairs, Steve Mankowski, CPA and Sandy Zinman, CPA. When presenting potential problems to Congress, we are always cognizant of not only pointing out the issue, but also recommending a tangible solution. This one-on-one approach is what distinguishes our organization from others and how we nurture long-term working relationships with those considered to be difficult to reach. This year, we expect to have a number of questions around new tax laws and their interpretation as well as current proposed tax law changes being debated in the halls of Congress. Since we serve so many small businesses, you can image how PPP loans, employee retention credits, corporate structure, succession planning, and tax increases—among other topics—are top of mind with our clients.
National Officers and Return to In-Person Meetings
Our October conference will once again be in person. This will be a wonderful coming back celebration for NCCPAP, as it will coincide with our National Officers elections and installations. At that time, we will begin our 42nd year as an organization devoted to the needs of the independent tax professional and smaller tax & accounting firms throughout the country.
Expansion of Scholarships
We are excited to bring back and expand our Scholarship Program. NCCPAP wants to be on the forefront of encouraging students with an interest in business or accounting to become CPAs and keep our profession relevant and energized!
Academic Articles for Members
Our Journal Committee is planning to partner with CPAs in academia looking to publish articles in our National Journal in an effort to promote membership across the country. We are honored to have Joseph Foy joining NCCPAP and our Journal Committee. He is the Associate Director of Online Business Programs and Assistant Professor at the School of Professional Studies for the City University of New York.
Stay tuned for my next monthly update which will include an in-depth look at the Green Book tax proposals. We look forward to many of our chapters returning to in-person meetings and networking soon, which is the biggest benefit of being part of a community of true professionals.
Mark A. Stewart, Jr. CPA
The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) is a professional organization comprised of Certified Public Accountants practicing in the United States. In addition to serving as a forum for education, networking, and community impact, NCCPAP also advocates for its clients. NCCPAP influences tax administration and tax policy by regularly meeting with Internal Revenue Service representatives, state taxing authorities, and elected officials. NCCPAP members represent over one million businesses and individual clients. The organization is headquartered in Woodbury, NY. For more information visit, www.NCCPAP.org.