Patrick Chong
Patrick Chong, CPA
Member since 2009

Pennsylvania Offers 2017 Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on January 19, 2017

From April 21 through June 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will offer tax amnesty to taxpayers who owe past-due taxes. During this 60-day period, all penalties and half of the interest owed by those who apply and pay delinquent taxes will be waived.

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress

Posted on January 11, 2017

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recommends that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus and urges Congress to emphasize simplification when it considers tax reform later this year.

 

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Lease Accounting Update

Posted on January 20, 2017

The new lease standard is intended to improve financial reporting and will align U.S. GAAP with the international accounting standards framework, both with similar effective dates.

What to Do If You Suffer a Data Breach or Other Security Incident

Posted on January 18, 2017

Tax professionals are increasingly becoming targets of cybercriminals seeking access to client data. Criminals use the stolen information to file fraudulent tax returns for refunds. Be prepared to protect your clients and yourself by taking a few critical steps.

 

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Hot Topics: Anatomy of a Federal Tax Controversy

February 16, 2017

What happens in the event of a tax controversy? This webinar will dissect the anatomy of a federal tax controversy and offer tips for guiding your client through this process.

Annual Convention & Expo

June 14-16, 2017

Make sure you have the tools you’ll need to predict how fast-moving political, economic, technological and social trends will affect your career and organization, today and into the future. At this annual gathering of your CPA peers, work on charting a course for these untested waters.

 

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Help Others During Tax Season

Posted on January 4, 2017

Volunteer to answer phone calls from the public in March and April to assist them with basic income tax preparation questions.

Interview NJCPA Scholarship Candidates

Posted on November 1, 2016

Be part of a team of CPA members that interviews candidates for NJCPA college scholarships. Interview high school seniors on Jan. 14, 2017 (snow date: Jan. 15) at NJCPA in Roseland. Interview college juniors and seniors on Jan. 28 (snow date: Jan. 29) in the MetroPark area. Questions and scoring rubric are provided. You will need to be on-site from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.

Mentor a College Accounting Student

Posted on November 1, 2016

CPA members are needed to be mentors for the 2017 NJCPA four-year scholarship recipients, to provide guidance throughout their college careers.

 

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