NAEA Annual Conference
August 4-6, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
|NYSSEA Statistics *|
as of 5/1/2013: 704
NYSSEA is the 3rd largest NAEA Affiliate.
EAs in NY: 3022
PTINS in NY: 48264
* Information provided by NAEA
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|Welcome to new NYSSEA members. This list was obtained from NAEA and includes new members who joined between May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013|
|Diakte S. Aboubacar, EA|
Louise Bakewell, EA
|Parastoo Banisaeid, EA|
|Andres Belisario, EA|
|Arthur A. Belli, Jr, *|
|Brian T. Benvenuto, EA|
|Stephanie Blake *|
|Thomas E. Bridgeman, EA|
|Quanda M. Butler, EA|
|Lisa L. Cancellarich, EA|
|Wai Cheung, EA|
|Khalid W. Choudhary, EA|
|Daniel Louis Coccia, EA|
|David John Cogliano, EA|
|Vincent Cuccia, EA|
|Di Xin Dai *|
|Mercilee B. Dixon, EA|
|Nicholas A. Elacqua, EA|
|Roger Eller, MBA, EA, ChFC|
|Gilbert Ellis, EA|
|Kathleen Ferguson *|
|Valama Foday, EA|
|Venkataramanaiah Gaddam, EA|
|Ileen B. Gold, EA|
Leo Gordon, EA
|Lazer Gottesman, EA|
|Gurinderpal S. Grewal, EA|
|John J. Haid *|
|Carolyn M. Hallisey, EA|
|Nichole Heid, EA|
|Emilia G. Ivanova, EA|
|Samuel Jeremiah, EA|
|Elaine Johnson, EA|
|Parviz S. Kazi *|
|Edward Kishore, EA|
Toshio Kotake, EA
|Michael G. Kramer, EA|
|Elida Laho, EA|
|Peter M. Lev, EA|
|Steven John Litteer, EA|
|Sharon L. Manna, EA|
|Richard William Micewicz, EA|
|Rachel Millios, EA, MBA|
|Issaka Mintoumba, EA|
|Michelle Moglia, EA|
|John A. Mower, EA|
|Panagiota Neophytou, EA|
|Michael P. Novick, EA, Esq|
|Maribel C. Nunez, EA|
|Adrian N. Ollivierre, EA|
|Daniel O'Shea, EA|
|Yen How Ou *|
|Christopher A Pagluica, EA|
|Ernestine Patterson, EA|
|James Neal Plummer, EA|
|Michael F. Porcari, EA|
IJ Radzinsky, EA
|Eldar Rakhamimov, EA|
|Felipe A Rodriguez, EA|
|Carlos A. Ruiz, EA|
|Brian Sales, EA|
|Lisa A Sawdey, EA, CFE|
|Michael J. Schultz, EA|
|Sue Sheh, EA|
|Lee Slater, EA, CFP, MBA|
|Paul Sorokin, EA|
|Angel Soto, EA|
|William C. Sperounis, III, EA|
|Daniel Suh, EA|
|Chun Lam Tam, EA|
|Pedro F Then, EA|
|Peter Thomann, EA, CFP|
|Richard Torres, EA|
Shinobu Uemoto, CPA, EA, CGMA
|Michael L. Walrath, EA|
|Josephine Wan, EA|
|Thomas P Whitmore, EA|
|Donovan A Williams, EA|
|Kevin Michael Yochum, EA|
|Brian Zuniga, EA||
Now that you have had a little time to relax after a most unusual tax-filing season, I would like to share with you what is going on with NYSSEA. A copy of this Newsletter will also be available on the NYSSEA web site.
Message from the NYSSEA President
Congratulations on surviving yet another tax season, especially this one. A season plagued with software problems, late approval of forms by the IRS and, of course, a last minute fix by Congress. But EA's are professionals and survive it we did. So put your right hand over your left shoulder and pat yourself on the back.
While we were busy working on tax returns the world continued to function. Audit and collection letters went out and representation issues continued to emerge. Amazingly while we toiled away, NAEA continued to work for us. NTPI level 2 was rescheduled to May to accommodate all of our members who had registered in the Fall only to have the class canceled by Hurricane Sandy.
On the NYSSEA front, our conference planning is moving right along with a strong program to be offered at the Villa Roma Resort in October. We have continued the effort started by Judy Strauss last year to make NYSSEA and enrolled agents a force to be considered in tax administration at DTF.
The Loving decision has not changed our requirement for continuing education and I urge you to consider not only the topics recognized by the IRS but to go beyond that and improve your practice management and, of course, be as knowledgeable as you can be about NYS issues.
Your society needs your input to become a stronger, more responsive group. We do have plenty of comments on the Google Group. What I would like to see is more of you stepping up to serve on the chapter or committee level. From there we can recruit strong leaders for both NYSSEA and NAEA leadership. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are ready to help our organization move forward. I would be happy to discuss the various opportunities we have for involvement.
I am proud to say, although NYSSEA is only the third largest state affiliate with a little under 700 members, we were the largest contributors to the NAEA PAC both in number of contributors and total dollars. (see related article) Thank you one and all. I hope this year we can surpass last year. The PAC is vital to our success in representing the interests of EA's in front of Congress and the IRS. This year Congress is promising a major overhaul of the IRC. If it comes to pass, it will be the most comprehensive tax legislation since 1986. A separate issue very important to us is the codification of the EA credential. After what has just happened with the Loving case, wouldn't it be nice to have our name finally part of the code?
We have a lot to be done between now and next tax season. I will be visiting as many chapters as I am able. I have just returned from Western and hope to go to Nassau/Suffolk and Metro in the near future. So, look for me on the road and enjoy the summer.
Donald Rosenberg, EA
2013 NYSSEA Annual Conference
October 26-28, 2013 ~ Don't Miss It!
The NYSSEA Board of Directors would like to invite you (and your
family) to our NYSSEA Annual Conference. This year we are particularly excited because we have secured a new conference venue that offers recreational and entertainment opportunities for the entire family!
The Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in located in Callicoon, NY, in the Catskill Mountain region. Click here to go to the Villa Roma web site and see all they have to offer.
The Education Committee has planned more than 15 hours of IRS Approved CE over the weekend. Session topics include: Basis, EIC, Health Care, Ethics, Collections, 1099A and 1099C, as well as an update from the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation.
Look for the complete Call the Conference and Registration Information to come is an e-blast in early July. This information will also be available on the NYSSEA web site.
NYSSEA - #1 in NAEA PAC Contributions
Shortly after the NAEA PAC year ended (March 31, 2013), NYSSEA was notified that not only did we have the highest number of contributors, but our total amount of contributions was also the greatest among all states participating.
Sixty-seven (67) NYSSEA members contributed a total of $9080 during the 2012-2013 NAEA PAC campaign.
NAEA PAC is a political action committee that helps elect congressional candidates who support the goals of NAEA.
NYSSEA Members who contributed during this annual campaign include: (listed alphabetically)*
| Jean Bak || David Grosdorf|| Nancy Poz|
| Francine Bauer|| Carolyn Hallisey|| Allen Quinlan|
| Cosimo Borzumate|| Roel Iway|| Brenda Quinn|
| Sara Brandston|| Juda Kallus|| James Racaniello|
| Margaret Brown|| Richard Kearney|| Michael Ripa|
| Cecil Buxo|| William Keats||
| Salvatore Candela|| Debra Kravitz|| Donald Rosenberg|
| Mark Cascino|| Phyllis Jo Kubey|| Gertrude Schweiger|
| Gino Comparetto|| Ann Kummer|| John Sheeley|
| Dianne Corsbie|| Doris Laffey|| Elina Shusterman|
| Henry Coryat, Jr|| Michael Lawrence|| Anita Siew|
| Frank Degen|| Douglas Lee|| Daiva Silbajoris|
| Sharry Doyle|| David Locker|| David Silverman|
| Michele Eaton|| Barbara MacDonald|| Henry Silvester|
| Suzanne Ferrigno|| Sylvio Manasse|| Joseph Sollano|
| Jeff Gentner|| Kimberly Manrow|| Marilyn Stefans|
| JoAnne Giancalone|| Sandra Martin|| Judy Strauss|
| Don Gilbert|| Karen McCrain|| Linda Tavolaro|
| Evan Golar|| Vicki McGinn|| Melvin Wolfson|
| Laura Golar|| Matt Meachem|| Ann Wongsing|
| Walter Gowens|| Amilcar Mejia|| Wilbur Wright|
| Gary Grab|| Patrick O'Hara|| |
| Henry Grabkowitz|| Jacqueline Payne|| |
* NOTE: The names above appear exactly as they were reported by NAEA. Sorry for any misspellings.
Let's top this for the 2013-2014 NAEA PAC year. For more NAEA PAC information and to make a contribution, click here to go to the NAEA web site (you will need to log in).
NYSSEA Award Nominations Sought
Each year, NYSSEA recognizes the achievements of its members and volunteers through its awards program.The Awards Committee would like you to nominate individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to improving our profession and our society. Details and information can be found on the NYSSEA web site or by clicking on the links below. Awards are presented each year at the NYSSEA Annual Conference.
Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award
Excellence in Public Awareness Award
Deadline for Award Nominations is September 15, 2013.
Additional information and a list of previous award winners can be found by clicking here
Deadline for Scholarship Applications is June 15, 2013.
NAEA Installs New President - May 10, 2013
One of the highlights of the May NAEA Events was the installation of the 2013-2014 President, Betsey Buckingham, EA. Betsey succeeds fellow NYSSEA member Frank Degen, EA, USTCP. Betsey and Frank are pictured here with Bob Kerr, NAEA Senior Director of Government Relations and Carol Campbell, IRS Director of the Return Preparer Office, who was the guest speaker at the Installation Banquet. Sandra Martin, EA , former NAEA President was on hand to do the installation of officers and gave a detailed account of Betsey's journey as an EA.
Other photos -
courtesy of NAEA
|Sandra Martin, EA (NY) installs Betsey Buckingham, EA as NAEA President for 2013-2014|
|How many NYSSEA members do you see in this photo |
of the NAEA Board?
Highlights from the NAEA Affiliate Presidents Exchange Meetings in DC - May 9 - 10, 2013
I had the opportunity to attend an engaging two-day exchange with many other Affiliate leaders while attending the NAEA Fly-In Board Meeting and Installation Banquet. It was interesting to hear about how other Affiliates function and how they deal with challenges we all seem to be facing. Click here to read/download my summary report from these meetings.
Gigi Thompson Jarvis, CAE - NAEA Senior Director, Communications and Marketing gave us a wonderful Public Awareness guide for affiliates. Click here to read/download.