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  • IRS Notice 2019-59, published today, announced changes to dollar limitations applicable to qualified retirement plans as adjusted for cost-of-living adjustments for 2020. Now, employees enrolled in 401(k), 403(b), and the majority of 457 plans may contribute up to $19,500 towards their retirement. ...

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    Time to Renew PTINs

    The IRS would like to remind tax return preparers to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) before they expire on December 31, 2019. “Last year we issued more than 813,000 PTIN’s and are asking tax preparers to renew now to avoid a last-minute rush,” said IRS Return Preparer Office ...

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    URGENT: Room Block Closing

    The Gear Up Room Block Closes October 14! Timing is running out to book your room for NSA’s Gear Up 1040!  Book your room by October 14 th , 2019 and take advantage of the group rate of $124/night!   NSA’s Gear Up 1040 is in Hartford, CT on November 14-15, 2019 at the DoubleTree Bradley ...

  • On October 7, 2019, the IRS announced that victims of Tropical Storm Imelda in parts of Texas (including the Houston area) have until January 31, 2020 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency ...

  • In 2014, the IRS shortened the timeframe in which customer service representatives would answer basic domestic tax law questions to between January and April. This decision was based upon limited resources and declining demand for this type of information, except in the case of employment taxes, heavy ...

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    Dashlane and NSA Partner

    NSA has partnered with Dashlane to offer members a significant discount on their monthly Premium service. Dashlane is a simple-to-use password management system that protects you and your passwords when you’re browsing the web. Their product is state-of-the art digital protection that syncs across ...

  • The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is offering a Live Enrolled Agent (EA) Exam Review Course in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 19-21, 2019. The August EA Exam Review Course covers material pertinent to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and will prepare students for the SEE exam updates to ...

  • The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is pleased to announce that registration for the 74 th Annual Meeting — to be held August 21 st -24 th , 2019 in Charlotte, NC — is now open. The NSA Annual Meeting programming incorporates peer-to-peer networking, free time, a night out at BB&T Ballpark ...

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  • On April 18, 2019, the IRS released IR-2019-77, announcing a multi-year plan to modernize and update the entity’s IT systems. According to the IRS statement, the drivers for these changes are grounded in customer service for both the consumer and the tax and accounting professional. National Society ...

  • The IRS has just released information that tax preparers and accountants can share with their clients regarding tax payment options. Read more below. As the 2019 tax filing season gets into full swing, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who owe of the many easy payment options. The IRS ...

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