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Request for Special COVID-19 Related Penalty Relief

NATP joined other associations in calling for the need of special COVID-19 related penalty relief.The letter notes that the current state of the IRS, including a reduced workforce, mail backlog, and premature compliance actions call attention to the situation.
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NATP Encourages Streamlined PPP Forgiveness

NATP has submitted a letter urging Congress to address the overburdensome Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness process.
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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

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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