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Wow, the leaves are falling and the holidays are rapidly approaching. Where did the summer go? When I think of fall, I think of "education" season. This is when we start gearing up for the tax season and learning about all the latest changes. It is also the time to renew your PTIN and to check to be sure all your CPEs have been recorded under your PTIN. This can all be done online at Patti Shrader Blum

There is no better place to get your CPE's than from NATP and your state chapter. The PA-NATP Board of Directors has worked hard all year to bring you quality education at an affordable price. On November 6th and 7th your state chapter will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Conference. John Sheeley, EA, a nationally recognized instructor, will teach the ins and outs of The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Also on hand will be David Braden, CPA, assistant to the Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, who will update us on all the changes to Pennsylvania's Personal Income Tax. We hope you will join us at the Annual Conference in New Cumberland.

If you are an unenrolled preparer, now is also the time to enroll in the IRS's new Annual Filing Season Program. AFSP participants will be included in a public database of return preparers scheduled to launch on the IRS website by January 2015. This directory will include the name, city, state, zip code, and credentials of all AFSP - Record of Completion holders as well as attorneys, CPAs, EAs, etc. NATP can provide you with all the details and help you prepare to meet the requirements of this voluntary program. Go to

Happy Holidays and a prosperous tax season to everyone,

Patti Schrader Blum
PA-NATP President

What's New: (12/4/14):

The IRS is warning taxpayers about an increasing number of tax-related scams in communities across the country. An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds. For more details on these ongoing scams, see: Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.

Updated the Calendar

Added pictures from the November conference


Orders are being taken now for the PA-NATP 2014 RCT-101/LLC Handbook and/or the PA Dept of Revenue 2014 Fall Tax Seminar Handbook. Please download, complete and return an order form (NEW) by January 20,2015.

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