​February 20, 2018

Become an NATP board member
A message from National

No successful member organization can exist without vision, leadership and a focus of purpose. This is what the NATP board of directors brings to this Association. As a member of the board, you will help set the standard for excellence and integrity in the tax industry. Sure, it sounds like a tall order, but it doesn’t come without reward. Our board members build relationships, identify challenges and develop solutions. Simply put, they lead.

For more information about how you can become a member of the national board, visit www.natptax.com. To obtain a candidate information packet for the 2019 national board of directors, contact Jeri Christian at jchristian@natptax.com or 800.558.3402 ext. 1188.



Hello to our NATP community. Just a friendly reminder to "save the dates" of May 6-9, 2018, for our annual Spring Fling in Orange Beach. Not only do we have some exciting education on the agenda, but we will also have our Stone-Lewis Auction. Look for our newsletter toward the end of February with all the details.

Registration will be available soon on our Chapter Education page.​

We look forward to seeing you in May!


Our annual conference will be held June 7-8 at Embassy Suites in Tempe.

Network with your peers and receive up to 14 hours of CPE with our featured speaker Laura Strombom, EA, MBA, and NTPI Fellow.

For details or to register, please visit our Chapter Education page. ​

Planning ahead? Don't forget our December update, which will be held at three locations -- Tucson, North Central Phoenix and Tempe.



Check out our Facebook page for more information on California Chapter events. Members are encouraged to ask questions, post federal tax and Franchise Tax Board updates.

NATP National Conference is at the Anaheim Marriott August 6-9, and registration is now open.

We are also looking for volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested.



Happy 30th anniversary, CT NATP!

Save the date for our spring 2018 tax seminar to be held at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell, Connecticut, on Friday, June 8, 2018. Our very special speaker will be Kevin Huston, EA, USTCP. Topics will focus on the upcoming tax law changes as well as some new materials that members should not miss.

Full registration and details will be released soon.

Thank you to all of our members of Connecticut NATP for your support this year. We look forward to offering you an exciting education program for 2018 and wish you all a successful tax season!

Also, check out our Facebook page.



Here is a list of the Kansas DOR sponsored 2018 Small Business Sales & Use Tax Workshops. See the pamphlet for locations and dates.

There is less than one month before calendar year corporate tax returns are due for 2017. The top state marginal corporate income tax rate for Kansas in 2018 is 7.00%. Our border states have rates of 6.25% (Missouri), 6% (Oklahoma), 7.81% (Nebraska) and 4.63% (Colorado). See these key findings on State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2018 provided by Tax Foundation.

Also provided by Tax Foundation is this article, Tax Reform Moves to the States: State Revenue Implications and Reform Opportunities Following Federal Tax Reform. Visit the link and download the interesting special report. It has yet to be determined what revenue changes, if any, Kansas may employ based on 2018 tax reform.

Our Kansas Stakeholder Liaison’s office shares this IRS news release about key IRS identity theft indicators that are declining in 2017.



Hello all! Do you have questions about the recently enacted federal tax reform? If so, we encourage you to read this report from the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) outlining where we stand here in Kentucky in relation to the 2017 federal tax laws and what to expect in terms of Kentucky being in compliance with the new federal tax laws taking effect for 2018.



Tax Credit for Child Care Directors & Staff is a huge, refundable credit for this industry. From my experience, this credit has to be mailed in with the original form. We have e-filed (according to the form instructions) in the past, but the tax return was not processed until we submitted a paper copy. We now mail them in from the start.

Did you know the LA Chapter of NATP will be in Baton Rouge this year? We invite you to join us for two and a half days of education, September 24-26, 2018. Instructors for this year's event are Kathy Morgan, EA, USTCP, Harry Picou, EA, and Tiffany Doucet, EA.

Save the date and stay tuned for additional information.

Be sure to find us on Facebook!


New Hampshire

Wishing you a Happy New Year and prosperous tax season with few headaches! Be sure to check out our winter 2018 newsletter. It's jam-packed with information about your New Hampshire Chapter. Read it now!


New Jersey

Your New Jersey Chapter board of directors has been very busy. Our next newsletter should be out by the end of this month. Please watch your emails for the newsletter.

We are still working out the specifics for our May and June seminars. Information will be coming when everything is finalized.

Don't forget to like and follow our Facebook page. There is always a lot of chatter about federal and state issues, and you don't want to miss anything.

Finally, our big news is that our Chapter will be celebrating our 30 years of establishment in 2019, and we have planned a fabulous cruise to Bermuda on Royal Caribbean! We will be leaving Bayonne, NJ, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and returning on Thursday, May 23, 2019.To top it all off, Kathryn Keane has agreed to be our instructor. Mark your calendars! Additional information will be posted on our website.


New York

As you navigate this tax season, please don't hesitate to reach out to your New York Chapter board for any questions you may have. Our contact information can be found on our website or you can use the NATP Chapter message boards!

We are still collecting your tax season issues for integration into our 2018 Fall Series. If you come across a strange or lesser-known tax issue, send it to us!



Act now to register for the last Casualty Loss Training seminar we will be hosting through tax season – the class is filling up quickly! To hear NATP's casualty loss expert, Randy Lawshe', in Port Arthur on Feb. 24, register on our Chapter Education page, or you can mail or fax this registration form.

Be sure to check out the latest news from our local IRS Stakeholder Liaisons in the minutes from the February First Friday Meeting and the Communications at a Glance.

Did you remember to mark your calendar for our annual education and meeting to be held on Nov. 8-10? We would love for you to join us along the beautiful River Walk in San Antonio with the NATP national speaker, Kathryn Keane. (Classes to be announced soon.)

Continue to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for these and other updates as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns for your Texas board of directors, please email us at texasnatp@gmail.com.



Tax season is well underway and we are all very busy. We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the members who took the time to complete our recent survey. Your input is valuable and much appreciated!

The winner of our $50.00 gift card to Amazon is Anne Ackenhusen of Silverdale, Washington! Congratulations, Anne!

If you did not have a chance to complete our survey and would like to give us your input, please feel free to contact one of your board officers. Contact information can be found on our website.

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