NCCPAP Writes Open Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners is calling on the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to push the federal tax filing and payment deadlines to Oct. 15.

In an open letter to Mnuchin, NCCPAP president Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS wrote, “The action taken by the U.S. Department of the Treasury with respect to the preparation and filing of 2019 income tax returns, along with any payments that would be due with those returns in many cases, does not reflect the difficulties that have been imposed on both tax practitioners and their clients by the current crisis.”

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NCCPAP Highlights IRS Virtual Currency Summit

On Tuesday, March 3, National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) President Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, and its Past President, Tax Chair and IRS National Public Liaison, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, attended the IRS Virtual Currency Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit was hosted by IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig and Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Compliance Integration John Cardone. Read the highlights from the four panel sessions below.

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NCCPAP Releases Its February 2020 IRS NPL Update

Immediate Past President and current Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the February 2020 IRS NPL meeting. Highlighted topics include: Taxpayer First Act, New Advisory Group for Foreclosure Notices, and IRS Vision 2020.

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Radio Show to Feature NCCPAP President, Neil Fishman

National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) President Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, will be speaking on the topic of taxpayer refunds during his interview with Doug Llewelyn (of The People’s Court) on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 4PM EST. The interview will be broadcasted live by Close Up Radio. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought significant changes to the law. With the 2020 filing season approaching, taxpayers should be concerned about compliance, now, more than ever.

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NCCPAP Releases Its January 2020 IRS NPL Update

Immediate Past President and current Tax Chair, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the January 2020 IRS NPL and Taxpayer First Act meetings. Highlighted topics include: Enterprise Risk Management, Electronic Signatures, New Director for the Office of Professional Responsibility, and Taxpayer First Act Meetings.

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NCCPAP President Included in Accounting Today Most Influential People

Congratulations to Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, and NCCPAP President, who follows in the footsteps of other esteemed NCCPAP Presidents acknowledged by Accounting Today in previous years. This prestigious honor is by no means automatic—there’s an extensive questionnaire and years of dedication and credentials that are required for consideration.

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NCCPAP Releases Its November 2019 IRS NPL Update

NCCPAP Immediate Past President, Stephen Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the November 2019 IRS NPL meeting. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: Disaster Assistance Relief, Identity Protection Program, IRSAC Briefing Book, and the new 2020 W-4.

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NCCPAP Selects 40th Anniversary Gold Award Winners

NCCPAP Gold Awards are not to be taken lightly. In fact, they are only given out every five years. In addition, the previous winner has the responsibility and honor of selecting the new winner or winners. As NCCPAP (the National Conference of CPA Practitioners) continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary as an organization of ‘CPA practitioners helping CPA practitioners’, two individuals have been recognized for their lifetime achievements not only as CPAs, but also as contributors, advocates, and selfless volunteers to the entire organization. Congratulations to Karen P. Giunta, CPA from Melville, NY and Sanford (Sandy) E. Zinman, CPA in Tarrytown, NY for being recognized as Gold Award Winners for 2019.

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NCCPAP Speaks at Various IRS Tax Security Week Press Conferences

The IRS and its Security Summit partners held a series of press conferences on December 2 to urge taxpayers, business and tax professionals to take precautions to better protect their personal and financial data. Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS and Steve Mankowski, CPA represented NCCPAP at the Miami and Philadelphia conferences respectively. This press event was part of National Tax Security Awareness Week, which is taking place from December 2-6, 2019.

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NCCPAP President Featured in Accounting Today Podcast

Listen to NCCPAP President, Neil H. Fishman, in the Accounting Today podcast below as he shares the main issue that tax preparers should be paying attention to for the 2020 tax season. Neil is joined by Accounting Today’s Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Hood.

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