Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Update from the Chapter President


Ronald Fisher, EA, President
Massachusetts/Rhode Island NATP Chapter

Well, thankfully, the strangest and longest tax filing season of all time has finally ended.  If you were like me, you had plenty of work right up through October 15th since many clients that knew they had more time to file took full advantage of it.  2018 brought massive tax changes, 2019 was a breather year and then 2020 brought us even more challenging times with the Covid 19 virus,  and the IRS shut down and processing delays that still exist even now.  And, for 2021, it is clear the virus will continue to influence the way we operate our professional and personal lives.

As I begin my third year as your President, I again pause and reflect on our members (you) who are loyal, helpful friends who are there for and take care of each other.  A big “Thank You” to all of you for your continued membership and your support.  The Board and I are honored to help you manage your business and serve your clients.  This chapter has many opportunities to enjoy learning and laughing together and I urge all of you to take full advantage.  Education is the essence of this chapter and we have great leaders that plan and bring us the educational programs.

I want to take a moment here to recognize the board members that are responsible for leading this organization.  This dedicated group or professionals is engaged, invested and passionate about the responsibilities they have taken on.  I personally thank each and every one of them.  This chapter would not be the what it is without them.

The Covid 19 virus has caused the need for temporary educational opportunities solely by virtual means as an equivalent to “face to face”.  I will miss seeing you all and I am hopeful this will be over shortly and we can all meet once again in person. Be sure to check your chapter website for information and to register for the virtual seminars:  

I hope that each of you are staying safe and should you have any questions regarding the chapter or just want to share any thoughts or ideas, please contact me at 508-735-6607 or at  I would love to hear from you.

Ron Fisher, EA

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