NCCPAP News

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    By Frank Sands CPA, National President, NCCPAP Here are a few thoughts from my perspective. We are experiencing challenging times for CPAs, especially for those of us who lead small firms or are sole practitioners. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the new Statements on Standards for Tax Services are just a couple of examples of challenges we face. The current hot topic in the accounting profession is Client Advisory Services (CAS). The talk is that this is new, but I am not so sure. It ... Read More

  • Congratulations to Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA, our NCCPAP Tax Co-Chair, for being recognized by Accounting Today in its popular annual industry publication: Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting . This is Steve's fourth time making the list and NCCPAP is lucky to have him as an integral part of our organization! Stephen Mankowski, CPA, CGMA Tax Co-Chair and National Tax Policy Committee, NCCPAP Mankowski is a crucial conduit between small tax and accounting practitioners ... Read More

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    Tax Update – November 2022 What's New How is the IRS looking to spend its funds? Tax law provisions An implementation plan (by February) Implementation, processes, and ongoing communications feedback The IRS is working on improvements that have been in the works for several years, particularly in the area of IT systems. In addition, Secretary Yellen has pushed for service levels to improve, so you can expect investments in both phone and in-person hiring over the next few ... Read More

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    Thank you to all that attended and participated in our October NCCPAP NOW event. It was another great success, and we hope you enjoyed the topics presented. This session covered the latest happenings in the profession including the 2023 Inflation-Related Adjustments and Energy Credit Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 , a tax update (based on current legislation at the moment), and a featured presentation on Physical & Economic Nexus. Click here to watch the recording and ... Read More

  • Please join us in congratulating the newly elected National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) Officers and Directors for 2022 through 2023. The installation of Officers took place on October 26, 2022. Our new Officers include the following individuals from their respective firms and NCCPAP Chapters: President Frank Sands, CPA Sands, Gililland & Company, PC Plano, TX Texas Chapter (TACPA) Executive Vice President ... Read More

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    The Florida Chapter of NCCPAP, in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Chapters of ACFE and IIA, is holding a joint event on Friday, October 21, 2022. Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, Immediate Past President of NCCPAP and current Board Member, will be one of the featured speakers. His topic is Occupational Fraud. The other featured speaker is Joseph Buckley, President, John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. whose topic is Investigative Interviewing and Positive Persuasion. The entire conference ... Read More

  • 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

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    Physical & Economic Nexus How State (and other) Tax Laws Affect Your Clients Don’t miss out on this crucial session given by Joseph Calamia II, CPA, an expert in the field of Sales Tax Obligations. State and local sales tax laws have changed significantly since 2018 and now states are becoming more aggressive about compliance and audits. Unlike other taxes, if your clients are not remitting sales tax properly, they can be charged personally! Do your clients meet the economic thresholds? ... Read More

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    Mark your calendars! NCCPAP President Mark A. Stewart Jr., CPA will be a featured guest on an upcoming streaming radio program on Friday, October 7th at 10AM ET. Medicare on the Air with Mark is the title of this program, where Mark Stewart will be interviewed by Mark Brownstein, CSA® of Emerald Medicare. To listen to the streaming program on station WRCR AM 1700, click here the day and time of the program: www.wrcr.com . #News

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    Thank you to all that attended and participated in our August NCCPAP NOW event. It was another great success, and we hope you enjoyed the topics presented. This session covered the latest happenings in the profession including highlights from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 , a tax update (based on current legislation at the moment), and a featured presentation on Management of a CPA Practice from our Florida Chapter. Click here to watch the recording and download handouts from the event. ... 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

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    You Asked, We Listened! New NCCPAP NOW SessionWith MAP Beginning with our August 8th event, NCCPAP NOW will feature a new segment: Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP). To kick-off this exciting addition, CPA icon Lynne Marcus will share her experiences as a business owner who has kept many of her original clients for over 47 years! Furthermore, her practice consists of a large number of attorneys – whose high standard of service gives us insight into Lynne’s exceptional quality ... Read More

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    Thank you to all that attended and participated in our May NCCPAP NOW event. It was another great success, and we hope you enjoyed the topics presented. This session covered the latest happenings in the profession, a tax update (based on current legislation at the moment), regulatory issues, and a comprehensive report from NCCPAP’s most recent meetings with legislators.The meetings with the congressional offices included a number of topics: undue hardships from corrections to Form 1099, deductibility ... Read More

  • Join Us for NCCPAP NOW: Session 3

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    Join the NCCPAP Community and Stay Informed With the Latest From Capitol Hill Register Now for the Third NCCPAP NOW Session When: Monday, May 16, 2022 | 10AM-11AM ET Location: Zoom Meeting Price: Free 1 CPE (Specialized Knowledge) Course Overview: This session comprises the third event in our series of three educational events, covering the latest happenings in the profession, a tax update (based on current legislation at the moment), regulatory issues, and a ... Read More

  • Join Us for Our Next NCCPAP NOW Session

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    Join the NCCPAP Community and Be at the Forefront of NCCPAP Initiatives Register Now for the Second NCCPAP NOW Session When: Monday, February 28, 2022 | 10AM-11AM ET Location: Zoom Meeting Price: Free 1 CPE (Specialized Knowledge) Course Overview: This session comprises the second event in our series of three educational events, covering the latest happenings in the profession, a tax update (based on current legislation at the moment), regulatory issues, and ... 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