Thursday, December 9, 2021

President's Message


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

I am privileged and honored to return once again and serve as President of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island NATP Chapter for 2022. I appreciate the confidence the Board of Directors and the Membership has shown in my ability to lead this organization.

I want to first thank all of you for your membership and support of this chapter.  I also want to remind each of you that my only job is to help you and your business achieve success in the tax profession.  The board and I exist solely to provide support, education and local networking opportunities for our members and we encourage all of you to get connected with the other like-minded professionals in this chapter.

Somehow, we all survived the 2020 tax filing season (and we thought the 2019 tax filing season was the worst)!  Changing tax laws for unemployment and the PTC in March of 2021 that affected 2020 tax returns, State delays deciding what they would do with those changes, explaining preparation  delays to countless clients daily, delayed IRS processing of tax returns and refunds that included unemployment, stimulus and PTC requiring manual IRS review, IRS delays in responding to communications, inability to reach anyone at the IRS, extending the due date to May, continuing issues with covid 19, etc., etc., all contributed to a colossal new level of challenges for all of us.  Shortly, the 2021 tax filing season will begin.  Let’s hope it goes easier on all of us.

From a chapter perspective, we returned to “in person” teaching in 2021 and I urge all of you to register and participate in Chapter education events.  It is the best way for you to meet, connect and build solid professional relationships with other local tax preparers, get assistance and learn how they handle difficult tax situations.  You can learn about all upcoming chapter events on our website -  As a reminder, our next event, the State tax update, is scheduled for January 6, 2022 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center.

Lastly, if you are interested in becoming more involved and serving on the board, working along with our very experienced and dedicated board members, please send me an email (  I would be happy to talk to you and let you know what is involved in being a member of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island board.  

If there is ever anything that you need, please reach out to me or any of the other board members.  My number is (508) 735-6607.  I wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2022!

Ron Fisher, EA


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