NCCPAP Issues October 2020 President’s Message

NCCPAP President, Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, issues his final President’s Letter as he moves into the Past President role in November. In this letter, Neil recalls all that NCCPAP has accomplished during his two-year term with the help of his Executive Board.

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NCCPAP Tax Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, at Avalara—a Seattle-based tax compliance software company that helps to manage the complexity of sales tax nexus—will be a Keynote Speaker at this year’s NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and Mr. Peterson, who has particular expertise in tax law relative to ‘Wayfair’, will speak from the perspective of CPAs and how they can best service their business clients.

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NCCPAP Publishes IRS Update

NCCPAP’s Immediate Past President and current Tax Chair, Steve Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the September 2020 IRS meeting. Topics include: IRS Highlights, Taxpayer First Office, Office of Professional Responsibility, Return Preparer Office, and Wage & Investment.

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Neil D. Katz to Speak at NCCPAP ATS Virtual Conference


Neil D. Katz, J.D., LL.M, CPA, Managing Partner of Katz Chwat, P.C. President and Principal Lecturer at Katz Tax Seminars, LLC in Melville, NY and a long-standing member of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP), will be presenting two topics at the this year’s Annual NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and 19. As has been his tradition for many years, he will be presenting 1040 Update: Federal Individual Income Taxes 2020 in two session to symposium attendees. His materials will be the most current available. In addition to the SECURE Act (passed in late 2019) and the CARES Act (passed in 2020 in response to COVID-19), the Federal Government has been busy addressing issues that still linger from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. During the sessions, he will focus on preparing CPAs, EAs and attorneys for planning discussions with their clients as this fiscal year come to an end, as well as help them ready themselves and their clients for filing their 2020 individual tax returns next year.

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Renown Liability and Professional Ethics Expert, to Present at NCCPAP ATS

This year’s NCCPAP Accounting and Tax Symposium Attendees are in for quite a treat. Beanna J. Whitlock, EA, CSA is a Partner at Whitlock Tax Service in Canyon Lake, TX, Executive Director of the National Center for Professional Education (NCPE) Fellowship, former IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Council Member, former IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Committee Member, and former IRS Director of National Public Liaison for Commissioner Mark Everson. She will be speaking on a number of topics crucially important to current events at this year’s Annual NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and 19.

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NCCPAP President Featured on Accounting Today Podcast

NCCPAP’s Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS comments on the state of this filing season with Accounting Today’s Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Hood. “Many in our profession feel that tax season normally runs through October 15th because of all of the extensions, so this year is not different in that respect; however, there are more than enough issues that need clarity and guidance.”

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Technology Expert and CPA to Be Featured Keynote atNCCPAP’s Accounting & Tax Symposium

James C. Bourke CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA, and Partner/Managing Director Advisory Services at Withum, an advisory, tax, and audit firm with offices around the globe, will be a featured Keynote Speaker at this year’s Annual NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and 19. Mr. Bourke has been speaking at the Symposium for many years and similar to previous conferences, he will be talking about Technology’s Role in Transforming the Profession. Having overseen the firm’s technology practice, he works directly with technology entrepreneurs and is a sought-after speaker regarding how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, apply to the accounting profession, now more than ever.

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NCCPAP 18th Annual Accounting & Tax Symposium Is Going Virtual

The Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP and Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP are proud to announce this year’s lineup for its Accounting and Tax Symposium (ATS). This year’s 18th event (formerly known as the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium or LITPS) is going virtual…and national. Based on years of success and to accommodate work at home mandates, the organizations are expanding their reach and offering the same high value experience with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees—in a virtual conference format.

This year’s conference will take place on November 10, 13, 18 and 19 from 10AM-5PM ET. In addition to the core sessions, additional education will be available for East Coast state regulations from 8AM-10AM ET and West Coast and Texas state regulations from 5-5:45PM ET each day.

This is an event where accounting professionals can earn up to 36 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits at a single conference while expanding their connections and interacting with regionally and nationally known experts—all in a virtual format.

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