Thursday, January 7, 2016

Important Information Regarding IP Pins

We have been notified by the IRS that due to an error, taxpayers are receiving Identity Protection PIN letters with an incorrect year listed. Taxpayers and tax professionals should be advised the IP PIN listed on the CP 01A Notice dated January 4, 2016 is valid for use on all 2015 individual tax returns.

The notice incorrectly indicates the IP PIN issued is to be used for filing the 2014 tax return when the number is actually to be used for the 2015 tax return. The IRS emphasizes the IP PIN listed on the CP 01A notice is valid for the 2015 returns. Taxpayers and their tax professionals should use this PIN number for 2015 tax returns, which the IRS will begin accepting from taxpayers starting January 19, 2016.

The IRS apologizes for the confusion and any inconvenience.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Massachusetts / Rhode Island NATP Chapter Annual State Update Seminar - January 7th 2016 - TOMORROW!!

Massachusetts / Rhode Island NATP Chapter Annual State Update Seminar - January 7th 2016

Join the Massachusetts / Rhode Island NATP Chapter on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 for our Annual State Update Seminar. This all day event will be held at the Sturbridge Host in Sturbridge MA. Registration details are below, and will be handled online by National this year. A link to the registration website is listed below. Please take a look at the details on our speakers and topics provided in this great update opportunity including continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, vendors and great networking opportunities PLUS even 2 CE Credit Hours.

  • Register online with credit card.
  • For more information or to register by phone, fax or mail, use this form.
  • After January 6, please register at the door with the form above.


Connecticut State Tax Update presented by Danielle Toce of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

Massachusetts State Tax Update presented by Brian Lynch & Dana Ackerman of Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Rhode Island State Tax Update presented by Matthew Lawlor & Kenneth Drezek of Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

New York State Tax Update presented by Kathryn Keane, VP of New York NATP Chapter.

Federal Tax Update presented by Kathryn Keane of New York NATP Chapter. (2 Hours of CE Credits)

Featured Speaker - Kathryn M. Keane, EA.

Kathryn is a principal of Macanta, a small tax and related services practice located in Brooklyn, NY, serving over 850 individual clients and 50 businesses. In December 2006, Kathryn completed two three-year terms on the National Board of Directors of NATP and was twice awarded Chapter Person of the Year for 2002 and 2008 for her volunteer service to the community at large as well as to NATP. In addition to serving as an Education Committee member for NY NATP, she currently serves as Chair of the IRS Tri-Boro Practitioner Liaison Committee. Kathryn is a frequent speaker for NATP Chapters. She has also presented for VASEA, NCCPAC (Nassau-Suffolk County Chapter) and local chapters of NYSSCPA. Kathryn has a B.S. degree from Brooklyn College.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chapter President's Update

I feel honored to have been elected chapter President by our Board of Directors.  As we begin the new year,  I look forward to working with the Board in building upon the successes achieved by our Chapter over the last 20 years.
Our education program for 2016 is well underway, beginning with our State Tax Update to be held in Sturbridge on Thursday, January 7, and our Chapter Education Chair, Tracey Bell, has secured our own Cheryl Morse as the education presenter for the annual conference in Mansfield on October 25. Cheryl  has presented timely tax topics before tax professional groups, including U Mass Tax School and NATP 1040 Update seminars .  I invite you to visit our blog (www.massrinatp.blogspot,com) to view additional information as it develops.  The blog not only provides information concerning Chapter activities, but in addition has almost daily posts of current tax-related information that will assist us in our own tax practices.
The Board continues to hold its scheduled meetings throughout the year at strategic locations in the Mass/Rhode Island area.  These meetings are open to our membership, and again I invite you to visit our blog as to the time and locations. 
I wish each and every one of you a successful tax season, and I reach out to you for your welcomed ideas and comments as to ways we can continue to serve you in your tax practice.
Looking forward to seeing many of you in Sturbridge on the 7th.
David L. Johnson, EA, ATA
Vice President

Friday, January 1, 2016