Chapter Weekly - Current Edition

April 22, 2014

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.


Alabama: Come join the AL and MS Chapters this May for a fun relaxing time at Orange Beach! Our Spring Fling will be May 5-7. There are great educational and networking opportunities. We have a guest speaker, an exciting auction and many other great events planned! Click here to check out our registration page and agenda details. We look forward to seeing you at the beach!         


Arizona: Start your 2014 tax education off right by attending the Arizona-NATP Spring Seminar on June 6 in Tempe. We will have up to 8 CPE for you, to include: Introduction to Trusts, Working Abroad & Form 2555, Retirement Plans for Small Businesses and the Schedule C, Including Business Use of Home. All this plus continental breakfast and lunch for $125 early bird by May 23. Follow this link for current AZ-NATP education information and registration. See you there!


California: Want to help advance our industry in today's world? Volunteer! Contact CA Chapter President, Rich Moring III, EA, at to find out what volunteer opportunities are available near you.

Upcoming neighborhood meetings:
  • April 24: Wheatland
  • April 24: Santa Ana
  • April 28: San Diego
  • April 28: Redondo Beach
  • May 13: Fairfield

Visit the CA Chapter Website for more information!


Colorado: Come celebrate the end of the tax filing season 2014 tonight! The Colorado Chapter Board invites everyone to join us in some attitude adjustment at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 10633 Westminster Blvd., Suite 900, Westminster, CO today, Tuesday, April 22. Co-workers, spouses, employees are welcome. Have a glass of wine, a beer, or a soda and let’s exchange war stories. Some of us will be there between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. You will have had a week to recover or take a short vacation.

Florida: Have you recovered from tax season? Well, take a few minutes to read over the newsletter and sign up today for the Spring Conference on May 15-16 in Daytona Beach. There are 16 hours of education ready and waiting for you. Click here for the details and registration form. Don't wait to sign up. May 1 is the deadline for the early bird rate. We can't wait to see you there!  


Georgia: The next Georgia Chapter Social is to be held in Macon, GA! Get to know your fellow tax professionals at this free event designed to allow members of our Chapter to interact, share information and ideas, ask questions and create a network of chapter members in your area. Please RSVP to Sheila Oakes by noon the day before the event at 706.323.2968 or email putting "Chapter Social" in the subject line.
  • Date: May 3, 2014
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Golden Corral, 4704 Presidential Hwy, Macon, GA.
*No CPE credit/Attendee is responsible for their own meal.


Kansas: It's time to turn our sites to our education events. Save the dates: IRS Symposium, August 28 (JCCC); Firm dates for our Annual (October), and Fall and Western Seminars (early November) are coming soon.
Here is a little tax season humor to close out the filing season.


Kentucky: Attention all Kentucky Chapter members - Please read this attachment - very important information affecting your practice!


Mississippi: Time is running out and spaces are filling up! Please plan to join our MS Chapter and the AL Chapter for the Spring Fling on May 5-7 at Orange Beach, AL. Larry Gray will be speaking. We will have a great fundraising auction and lots more!  Please plan to join us for a wonderful event. Click here to register today!


Nevada: Foreclosure Mediation is an alternative method to help parties resolve disputes by agreement using trained mediators. Fast and inexpensive, it provides flexibility for homeowners. The State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program (FMP) is open to homeowners of owner-occupied houses who receive a foreclosure notice. After being served with a foreclosure notice, these homeowners have 30 days to complete their enrollment in mediation by forwarding the $200 mediation fee to the Foreclosure Mediation Program. Details, click here.
Scammers are using the Affordable Care Act to defraud consumers. The Nevada Insurance Commissioner, Scott Kipper, is urging Nevadans use the “License Look-Up Tool” on the Division’s website,, or contact our Consumer Services section in Carson City at 775.687.4270 or in Las Vegas at 702.486.4009 for help. The Division also provides NV Insurance Alert, a website ( and hotline (1.888.467.4195) designed to protect consumers from insurance scams. The NV Insurance Alert public education campaign is called “Question the Company and Their Plan.”

Affordable Care is pleased to announce a special enrollment period for those folks who attempted, but were unable, to complete their application by the March 31, 2014 deadline. This one-time special enrollment period runs from April 1 through midnight of May 30. Medicaid applicants do not have a specified period for enrollment and can enroll year round. Applicants who have experienced a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) such as a birth or marriage have 60 days to report a QLE and get enrolled.
Northern Nevada SCORE is sponsoring “Start Up Basics” on May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where your clients can learn legal structures, evaluating business ideas, marketing, funding and putting a business plan together. The seminar will be held at the Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway - Nell J Redfield Bldg A, Room 215, Reno, NV 89511. For more information, call 775.784.4436 or 775.784.1717.
Southern Nevada SCORE is sponsoring “How to Start Your Own Business” seminar on May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Your "wannabe" small business clients can attend this workshop to learn the basic elements of starting a business including choice of business entity. The seminar will be held at the SBA Conference Room, 300 South 4th Street, Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89101.  


New Hampshire: Click here for our latest newsletter. It has the latest information from our Chapter.


New Jersey: Fellow New Jersey NATP members - as you take some time to relax and spend time with your families again, please mark your calendars for our May seminar. You won't want to miss this one. On May 22 we are presenting a NJ 1040 line by line seminar along with PA-40 line by line at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel. Presented by fellow tax professionals. Event is a half day seminar with breakfast included. Click here to register and get more information.


New York: Your Chapter wishes all a great post-season (Like the tax season ever really ends!). To keep our seminar fees in place, we will provide our texts in electronic formats.

Watch out for more information on our annual seminars and our NEW Beyond the IT201 Seminars in May.


Vermont: Vermont lawmakers to consider binding consolidated return election - The Vermont House Ways and Means Committee on March 26 formally introduced a bill to the House to require that corporations electing to file a consolidated return stick with the election for at least five years. Read more on our blog.

Vermont bill could restore ban on sales taxes for cloud computing. To read article, click here


Wisconsin: Congratulations, Wisconsin! You've made it through another tax season, so we wish you some well-deserved relaxation and celebration. We hope you're able to enjoy your friends and families again and get some fresh air! 

Save the date: WI NATP Spring Seminar will be held Friday, June 13 at the Holiday Inn in Fond Du Lac. Watch Chapter Weekly for the registration form soon! This year's speaker will be Susan E Scioli, EA. Topics to include injured spouse, innocent spouse, offers in compromise and EIC compliance. We look forward to seeing you there! Anyone is welcome to attend the board meeting the night before from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.           

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National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
PO Box 8002
Appleton, WI 54912-8002

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PO Box 8002, Appleton, WI 54912-8002 Phone: 800.558.3402 Fax: 800.747.0001

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