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NATP Comments on Section 199A

On behalf of our members and the thousands of others who work in the tax preparation industry, we submitted comments to the Treasury Department to address our concerns with certain ambiguity in the regulations under §199A that were released Aug. 8, 2018. Read letter submitted

Support for the Protecting Taxpayers Act

NATP has recently voiced its support of the Protecting Taxpayers Act, S. 3278; a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senators Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., which promotes more accountability to taxpayers by the IRS and attempts to revive the IRS’s regulation of tax preparers. Read letter submitted

NATP Comments on Revised 2019 Form 1040

The IRS and Department of Treasury released revised 2018 Form 1040, NATP requested feedback from its members. We received approximately 540 comments that were overwhelmingly unfavorable. We submitted a letter summarizing the feedback. Read letter submitted

NATP Comments on 2019 Draft Form W-4 and Instructions

We submitted member feedback on the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Our recommendations emphasize the need for a simple Form W-4 that reduces administrative burden, protects the privacy of employees, and avoids the shifting of burden to employers.
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Letters Submitted

Position on the Regulation of Tax Return Preparers — September 2018

NATP in Support of the Taxpayer First Act — August 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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