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NATP Appeals to IRS Commissioner Rettig to Extend Tax Season

NATP has submitted a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig in support of an extension of the 2021 tax season. We recently conducted a survey of tax professionals asking their preferred filing deadline for the 2021 tax season. We learned that 71% of respondents support a later filing deadline.
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IRS Sends Taxpayer First Act Report to Congress

We've summarized the 250-page Taxpayer First Act Report that the IRS sent to Congress. There are three provisions requiring the development of the critical plans included in Pub. 5426.
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Changes to e-signature acceptance for Forms 2848 and 8821

In January 2021, the IRS will implement the Taxpayer Digital Communications (TDC) to allow digital signature submissions on Forms 2848 and 8821. The IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) shared a presentation outlining the process.
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Other news

Request for Special COVID-19 Related Penalty Relief — December 2020​​

NATP Encourages Streamlined PPP Forgiveness — November 2020​​

NATP Urges Swift PPP Loan Forgiveness — June 2020​​

Request for Clarification Regarding Stimulus Payments for Seniors — April 2020​​

NATP Appeals to IRS Commissioner Rettig to Extend Tax Season — April 2020​​

Recommendations to IRS on the Implementation of the Taxpayer First Act — January 2020​​

IRS Commissioner Speaks at National Conference — July 2019​​

NATP Comments on 2020 Draft Form W-4 — July 2019​​

NATP Continues Support of the Taxpayer First Act — April 2019

NATP Urges an End to the Shutdown of the IRS — January 2019

NATP Comments on Section 199A — October 2018

Support for the Protecting Taxpayers Act — September 2018

Position on the Regulation of Tax Return Preparers — September 2018

NATP in Support of the Taxpayer First Act — August 2018

NATP Comments on 2019 Draft Form W-4 and Instructions — July 2018

NATP Comments on Revised 2018 Form 1040 — July 2018

Summary of NATP Comments on Draft The Taxpayer First Act — April 2018

NATP's Concerns with PPS Identity Verification — January 2018

Ensuring a Modern-Functioning IRS for the 21st Century — April 2017

Return Preparer Office Director Campbell Shares Important Communications for Tax Pros — November 2016

NATP Leaders Discuss Member Concerns with IRS Commissioner Koskinen — November 2016

NATP, IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn Tax Preparers of Data Theft Risks — July 2016

NATP Support of IRS Security Summit — June 2016

Submitted Commentary on REG-134122-15 — February 2016

Comments on the Increased User Fee for SEE — February 2016

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