In This Issue
2016-2017 Board Nominations
Hudson Valley Ballgame
NYSSEA Conference
NAEA May Fly-In and Meetings
NYSSEA Awards 2015
3rd NYSSEA Legislative Day
Find a Tax Expert


NYSSEA is looking for individuals who are interested in assisting the organization in day-to-day activities as well as improving the scope and membership of NY State's EA population.


If you are an enrolled agent, a  member of NYSSEA in good standing,  and would like to volunteer for a position on the Board, please let the Committee know so that you can be considered.


The Board consists of the following:

Chapter Rep for each chapter (these are elected by the chapter)


Six Directors, three elected each year for a two year term




2nd Vice President

1st Vice President



Please send an email or mail or fax a statement to

Don Rosenberg, EA - Chair of the NYSSEA Nominating Committee.


Be sure to include your name, chapter, what position you would like to be considered for, your background that would qualify you for that position, and anything else that you think we should know about you. 



July 20, 2016



Don Rosenberg, EA

Chair of the NYSSEA  

Nominating Committee


2014 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Office: 914-962-2114
Fax: 914-940-6370




NAEA ended the PAC's ninth year with a record-breaking $93,519 in PAC contributions from 400 NAEA members. This was an amazing success that our members should truly be proud of! 

Again this year, NYSSEA was way ahead of any Affiliate in both the number of contributors (#) AND total contributions ($$).  The final results of the top 4 Affiliates is shown on the table below:

CA 55 $14,055
FL 39 $5,775
AZ 26 $4,235

NAEA is currently taking PAC contributions for the 2016-2017 PAC year.   Click here to make your contribution online now .

Annual Conference

August 1 - 3, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Earn 24 hours of 
IRS-Approved CE

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Hudson Valley EA Recognition Event
August 16, 2016

"Come on out to Renegades/Dutchess Stadium in for a fun-filled evening of networking with your fellow EAs and help generate some grEAt publicity for EA's in the Hudson Valley." Your ticket will include a 90-minute tail gate BBQ prior to the game; reserved grandstand ticket to the North vs. South All-Star game, and a fireworks display at close of the game. Bring your spouse, children, grandchildren... This promises to be a really fun event.

NYSSEA will provide each participant with a t-shirt to help unite our group and say "thanks" for being a part of our event.

Are you a Member of the NAEA 
Facebook Group?  

Over 1350 NAEA members have 
already joined! 
If you are on Facebook, seach for the "National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and click to "Join".  

This page is for NAEA Members ONLY.

May 2016

Now that we have all had some time to relax a little after a very busy tax filing season, there are many things that NYSSEA would like to share with all EAs in New York!
Save The Dates - October 22 - 24, 2016
NYSSEA 29th Annual Conference

The NYSSEA Board of Directors would like to invite you (and your family) to our NYSSEA Annual Conference, October 22 - 24, 2016.

The Honor's Haven Resort and Spa is located in Ellenville, NY, in the Catskill Mountain region.  Click here to go to the Honor's Haven web site and take a look at all they have to offer! The management at Honor's Haven has addressed the concerns expressed by our members and promise to make this year's conference a more positive experience.

The Conference Education Committee has planned up to 17 hours of IRS-Approved CE over the weekend, featuring distinguished speakers from around the country (see below). Topics include:  Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed, State Tax Refunds When AMT is Present, Client Data Security (Ethics), Business Use of Auto, Tax Reform 101, A View from DC, Representation 101, NOL's: Calculation & Decisions, The Basics of Basis, E-Services for the Modern Representation and Tax Practice, Representation without Records, Deductions My Barber Told Me About - Are They Deductible?, Recognizing When a Return is Ripe for Audit and Dealing with It!, along with an  update from NYS.

Featured Speakers:

Pinck, EA

C. Dale Boushley
C. Dale Boushley

Marc Dombrowski, EA

Frank Degen, EA, USTCP

Robert Kerr, NAEA

Look for the complete Call to Conference and Registration Information to come in an e-blast in early July.  This information will also be available on the NYSSEA web site.
NYSSEA Well-Represented 
at the 
NAEA Fly-In and Meetings - May 4 - 6, 2016

The eighth annual NAEA Fly-In attracted 100 EA advocates (several from NY) who marched all over Capital Hill on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. This year's concerns included:
  • IRS' proposed SEE user fee increase
  • Taxpayer representation in IRS' Future State
  • Minimum standards for return preparers

NAEA Affiliate Council Meeting - May 5, 2016

NYSSEA President Ann Kummer, EA, CPA, Jeff Gentner, EA (Chair of the NAEA Affiliate Council), Ken Kohlhof, EA, along with other members of the NYSSEA Board attended the one-day meeting with other NAEA Affiliate Leaders. A recap of these meetings (written by President Ann Kummer, EA, CPA) can be read by clicking here.

NY at the NAEA May Meetings

NY was well-represented at the NAEA May Meetings

One of the highlights of the NAEA May Meetings is the NAEA Board Installation Banquet.  

The 2016-2017 NAEA Board

Jeff Gentner, EA was honored with the NAEA Presidents Award, presented by outgoing NAEA President Terry Durkin, EA
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.

Founders Award 
Nomination Criteria and Details available by  clicking here.

Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award
Nomination Criteria and Details available by  clicking here.

Excellence in Public Awareness Award
Nomination Criteria and Details available by   clicking here.

Deadline for Award Nominations is September 15, 2016.

Additional information and a list of previous award winners 
can be found by  clicking here.
3rd NYSSEA Legislative Day - Albany, NY
On Tuesday, May 17, 2016,  NYSSEA members experienced a unique opportunity to have their voices heard at the State Capitol in Albany.
Have you seen the Improved Member Benefit:
Find a Tax Expert Directory?  http://taxexperts.naea.org/

In early 2016, NAEA rolled out a new, improved NAEA member-only Tax Expert Directory. The new directory is a valuable tool to help you promote your business. All NAEA Member listings are optimized for major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The directory provides detailed traffic stats to show you how many taxpayers clicked on your listing, viewed your website, and more. There is also the option to have this report emailed to you automatically each month. The new directory factors in the power of social media, allowing you to share your individual listing on your social media channels, as well as giving current and prospective clients the ability to share your listing on their networks. Check out the new directory here . 
Have a Safe and Healthy Summer!  
See you at the NYSSEA Annual Conference in October!
Jeffrey R. Gentner, EA
NYSSEA Executive Director