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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Fairman Group Provides 12 Tax Planning Ideas for 2019

There is still time to implement some great tax planning ideas for 2019. While many planning tools remain similar to last year, the IRS has issued new guidance that could affect your tax situation.

Idea 1: Charitable Contributions

  • Consider a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). If you want to take advantage of itemized deductions, but do not want all the money to go to the charity in a single year, a DAF is the perfect vehicle to accomplish this goal.
  • Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Instead of taking a distribution from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), taxpayers age 70 ½ and over may directly transfer up to $100,000 to public charities. The income tax benefit is not a charitable deduction, but rather, the exclusion of the donation amount from your income.
  • Charitable contributions in exchange for state or local tax credits are now limited. The IRS issued final regulations that require taxpayers to reduce their Federal charitable deduction by state or local tax credits received in return for their contribution. For PA residents, this has a direct impact on charitable contributions made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit programs.

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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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Markitects Featured in Forbes’ “12 Exciting Agency Challenges”

Forbes features Markitects’ Founder & CEO, Francine F. Carb, in their article, “12 Exciting Agency Challenges (And What They Mean For You)”.

Within the digital marketing space, some ideas push the boundaries of what agency professionals typically do. But taking on a job with such demands and challenges can be more satisfying as it allows agency professionals to think more creatively and develop innovative solutions to unique problems.

At Markitects, one of our most challenging projects was to rebrand seven different acquired companies under one new division of a Fortune 500 company. We visited as many of the seven as possible to get to know the business as it was before acquisition—its customers, markets, niche technologies, and unique value. This proved invaluable for the rebranding, as well as to assimilate them into our marketing campaigns.

Check out the insight of other industry professionals’ at the link below. Markitects is ready to help you solve your next marketing challenge. If you’d like to learn more about our services please contact us.

We have been ranked as one of the Best Brand Strategy Companies.

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Proconex Selected as Authorized Rep for Omni Valve in Mid-Atlantic

Proconex has been selected as the authorized representative for the sales and service of Omni Valves in the Mid-Atlantic region. Omni Valve is a leading provider of valve solutions used in the exploration, production and distribution of crude oil, natural gas & other hydrocarbons. The company offers a full range of valve sizes and configurations within each of its core product lines. Learn more about the OmniSeal® DBB/DIB Expanding Plug Valve by clicking on the image below.

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Markitects Featured in Forbes’ “How To Approach A Larger Client”

Forbes features Markitects’ Founder & CEO, Francine F. Carb, in their article, “How To Approach A Larger Client: 13 Essential Strategies For Crafting The Perfect Pitch”.

Business clients can range from massive corporations to the small to medium enterprises. Each of these companies has different needs, and because of that, the pitches that target them should be unique, based on the company itself.

At Markitects, we believe important prospects appreciate a personal touch. If you behave like they are already a client, meaning, do your homework to understand the business, research competitors, create a strategy or approach, and yes, give them a sample project — you will undoubtedly impress them. As a smaller agency, you can distinguish yourself by demonstrating interest and hard work — that is the perfect pitch.

Check out the insight of other industry professionals’ at the link below. If you’d like to learn more about how Markitects can help your business please contact us.

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