NCCPAP Immediate Past President, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the October 2018 IRS NPL meeting. Highlights of this month’s meeting include a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Commissioner Rettig, PTIN Update, and Tax Reform Implementation Office Update.
Accounting Today editor-in-chief, Daniel Hood, recently interviewed NCCPAP President, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, to discuss some of the major tax changes, issues, concerns and uncertainty for individuals and businesses. Podcasts highlight include: 199A Deductions for Pass-Through Entities, Determination of Meals and Entertainment, and IRS TRIO.
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NCCPAP President, Stephen Mankowski, recently returned from the July 2018 NPL meeting. Highlights of this month’s meeting include updates on Appeals, FTD Alerts, Security, and more. Check back monthly for new information.
NCCPAP President, Steve Mankowski, recently attended the May 2018 IRS NPL meeting, which covered Strategic Planning, an RPO Update, Cybersecurity and more. Check back soon for the recap of the June 2018 meeting, which will be taking place on June 21.
NCCPAP President, Stephen Mankowski, recently returned from the January 2018 NPL meeting. Highlights of this month’s meeting include the Passport Revocation Program, Practitioner Priority Service Faux Pas, and Quarterly Estimate Complications. Regarding the Passport Revocation Program, the PATH Act of 2015 grants the IRS authority to request the Department of State (DOS) revoke passports from individuals with a specific tax debt; the same act authorizes the IRS to utilize outside debt collectors. This program is for those who are seriously delinquent on their taxes-in excess of $50K (plus inflation).
NCCPAP’s Executive Vice President, Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, recently presented some highlights of the new 2018 Tax Bill to an audience of business professionals at The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce on January 10, 2018. He began his presentation with a brief history of the bill, called H.R.1, and how quickly it became law, and then discussed some highlights that apply to corporations and individuals.
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Accounting Today recently interviewed NCCPAP President, Steve Mankowski, for the second time this year! With all of the drama surrounding tax reform, one almost forgets that tax season is upon us. Top issues covered in Steve’s interview conducted by Accounting Today editor-in-chief, Daniel Hood, include the Tax-Overhaul Bill and Cybersecurity. Steve’s most recent podcast is available via the link below.
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NCCPAP recently returned from the IRS National Public Liaison (NPL) November 2017 meeting.
Fewer NPL Stakeholders
NPL is the outreach department of the IRS, with the Stakeholders being those who go out and meet with groups around the country. Currently, the number of Stakeholders is down by 50% (to about 75-80 people), yet there are 550 practitioner groups and 100 payroll partners that the IRS meets with. To fill the gap, the IRS is starting to hold virtual meetings, via teleconferences, as opposed to in person. It was suggested that they hold more meetings, where they invite the group’s representatives to meet with the IRS, and then allow the groups to disseminate information to their members.
Other key topics include: Audit Under Review, Public Trust & Employee Safety Initiative, Authentication Update, and Legislative Affairs.
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Neil H. Fishman, NCCPAP’s Executive Vice President, recently participated in the public meeting of the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) for 2017. This also happens to be Neil’s final year of his 3-year term on the Council. NCCPAP would like to update you regarding the five issues that have been the focus of the subgroup, called Small Business/Self-Employed and Wage & Investment, where Neil has participated.
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