December 4, 2013
This e-newsletter will keep you connected with all that’s happening in your Chapter and Chapters around the country. Volunteer leaders provide these updates on state tax issues, newsletters, educational events and much more.
Alaska: Join us for our annual meeting. Click here for more information.
Arizona: Early bird registration is over, so please register at the door! The Arizona NATP December Tax Update will be on Friday, December 6, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona. Attend this "All-In-One" tax seminar - Federal Tax Update, Arizona Tax Update, Social Security Issues and Ethics. We have up to eight hours CPE for you (six CPE for EA), continental breakfast, lunch and p.m. break... all for only $124!
Our winter 2013 newsletter,
Chapter Chatter, is now available. Click
here. At the end of this newsletter is your registration form for the Arizona NATP December Tax Update.
California: Welcome California Chapter NATP Members! Check back here regularly for the latest happenings in the Golden State.
Bookmark our dedicated California Chapter website and stay up-to-date with legislative posts, local event announcements, and everything the California Tax Professional needs to build a successful practice!
Florida: Our Chapter will begin 2014 with two educational events.The Daytona Winter Workshop is back on January 3. Click here for more information and the registration form. We will also have a workshop in Tampa on January 7. Click here for more information and the registration form. Come and join us and get ready for the tax season.
If you missed the 2013 Illinois Annual Conference or maybe you want extra copies for your office, you can purchase the conference materials for $50. If you are interested please contact Wendi Ramsay at
for Adrienne Bailey’s, Illinois Department of Revenue, presentation from our November conference. Click here
for the Illinois Practitioner Directory which was revised November 15, 2013.
One more thing: A subtraction modification is now allowed for ThriftSavings Plans (TSPs), making distributions exempt from Kansas income tax after reinterpreting K.S.A 79-32, 117(c)(vii). KDOR previously interpreted the statute to apply only to defined benefit plans. TSPs are defined contribution plans, and therefore have not been exempt in the past. The change is not retroactive.
If you were not able to attend one of our three Kansas updates, here
is a video produced by KDOR & Kansas Society of CPAs describing legislative changes for 2013 for individuals and businesses.
Kentucky: The Kentucky Chapter invites you to join us for our first
Lunch & Learn on Monday, December 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. in Bardstown, Kentucky at the Civic Center. Let's get practical - how are the ACA mandates and the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax going to affect the tax return and how are we going to explain the changes to our clients? Click here for the seminar brochure and registration form. For more information, contact Chapter President, Martha Nest at 502.349.0471 or
If you have clients that cannot pay their tax bill in full, you might be interested in the free one-hour webinar the IRS is offering entitled "Payment Alternatives when you owe the IRS." This seminar will air on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here for the registration link.
All Kentucky tax preparers should read the attached
Kentucky Tax Alert
. The Kentucky Department of Revenue has issued guidance on filing tax returns for same-sex couples and has issued a ruling that non-lawyers cannot represent legal entities before the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals. At the moment they have not addressed the
issue of non-lawyers and individual taxpayers. Both of these rulings could impact your practice and your clients.
Maryland/DC/Delaware: Click here for our fall 2013 Chapter newsletter and learn about the latest in our Chapter. Our annual meeting and conference will be held on Tuesday, December 10. We will also have a seminar on Small Business Tax Issues on Tuesday, December 17.
Please note the following updates: The new starting time for the Annual Meeting and Fall Education Conference on December 10 is 8:00 a.m. (instead of the original 9:00 a.m. start time). Click here to register.
The new location for the Small Business Tax Issues Mini Seminar on December 17 is the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. Click here to register.
Interested in referring a colleague for membership and/or service as a board or committee volunteer? Contact Michael Gunn, Board Member and Chair, Membership Committee at 202.269.1125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan: Register for Pure Michigan Tax Seminars! Yes, Michigan has changes for 2013. Schedule 1 and Form 4884 have been revised. Some Tier 2 taxpayers have new provisions. We have DOMA to deal with. There are the usual increases in exemptions and deductions and miscellaneous changes. Pure Michigan Seminars have the up-to-date forms and information to share with you. For more information or to register, click
Minnesota: Check out this education opportunity. We are offering the Introduction to Tax Preparation Course. If you are interested in beginning your career or are looking for a refresher course, you can earn 16 CPE credits with this two-day, step-by-step analysis of Form 1040 and some accompanying schedules. Registrations are being accepted for Roseville. Click here for more information.
Please join us for our final 2013 seminar - Schedule C - to be held on Thursday, December 12, at the Woodbridge Hilton beginning at 7:30 a.m. It is a full day seminar eligible for 8 CE credits. The seminar focuses on individual income tax issues and the preparation of Schedule C and related forms. Although designed for those new to the preparation of Schedule C, it will offer many tips and review complexities unique to the preparation of Schedule C. Hope to see you there. See attached flyer
for more details.
John Hnat Memorial Scholarship Award applications must be returned before December 15, 2013! For 2013, the New York Chapter is proud to offer two scholarships: one for the NATP EA Exam Review Course and one for the New York Chapter IT-201/203 Seminar. Applications and instructions can be found
Our Education Committee wants to serve your education needs in 2014. Please choose your response and email your answer (A, B or C) and any other input to Kathryn Keane, EA, Education Chair, at email@example.com by the end of the year. Thanks!
When looking to the New York Chapter of NATP for education, what is most important?
A. Eight (8) hours of New York topics; aware you may not receive any Federal CE.
B. Eight (8) hours of mixed topics, with at least four (4) hours of CE.
C. Eight (8) hours of topics eligible for eight (8) hours of CE.
Ohio: The Ohio Chapter newsletter is now ready. Click
here. Read about state taxation changes, including CAT and DOMA and find out about upcoming education events. Please contact a board member via email with any questions. Thank you! Happy Holidays!
State of Texas education is available in the Dallas area on December 13 (rescheduled from December 6 due to weather) at the Collin Small Business Development Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd, Ste. 114, Plano, Texas. Speakers from the Texas Comptroller Office will speak on Sales and Franchise tax issues. TWC will speak on unemployment issues. Two hours of ethics and a special networking seminar will allow you to meet other local tax professionals. Click here
Do you have a specific issue or question for the Texas State Comptroller's Office or the Texas Workforce Commission? Join us on December 13 in Plano, Texas and help us stump the instructors. Click here
to register or for more details. We hope to see all of you there and if you cannot make this state education event, be watching for the details of our next event on January 3, 2014 in Round Rock, Texas.
NATP’s website is
National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
PO Box 8002
Appleton, WI 54912-8002