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  • 20 May 2024 9:57 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents is proud to award the individuals listed below with scholarships to help advance their tax expertise.

    The NTPI Barbara Durkin Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Tarcilla Gonzaga.

    The NTPI Joanne Wright Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Peichi Lo.

    See Prep Parts1, 2, and 3 Scholarships will be awarded to Lena Alekeyenko and James Jorgenson.

    Congrats to all of our award recipients!

  • 7 Mar 2024 9:39 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Internal Revenue Service has opened registration for the agency’s 2024 Nationwide Tax Forum is now open, providing tax professionals the opportunity to attend special continuing education sessions this summer in five cities across the nation.

    For more than 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum has provided a unique setting for the tax professional community to gather and learn about important developments. In 2023, nearly 12,000 tax professionals attended the program.

    The IRS-sponsored event offers continuing education and networking opportunities to enrolled agents, certified public accountants, attorneys and other tax professionals. Each forum is a three-day event with more than 40 seminars and workshops on a wide variety of federal and state tax issues presented by experts from the IRS and its partner associations. Attendees may earn up to 18 continuing education credits.

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  • 14 Feb 2024 9:52 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    With a key March deadline quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service highlighted special warning signs that an Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claim may be questionable to help small businesses that may need to resolve incorrect claims.

    The agency alerted businesses about seven suspicious warning signs that could signal future IRS problems involving ERC claims. The indicators, built on feedback from the tax professional community and IRS compliance personnel, center on misinformation some unscrupulous ERC promoters used. Many of these groups urged taxpayers to ignore advice from trusted tax professionals and claim the pandemic-era credit even though they may not qualify.

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  • 12 Feb 2024 9:28 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    There are other scholarships available through the National Association or Enrolled Agents Education Foundation for members looking to further 

    "Aspiring tax professionals must pass all three parts of a rigorous 3-part test (Special Enrollment Exam or SEE) before they can apply to be licensed by the IRS as Enrolled Agents," according to the NAEA. "The NAEA Education Foundation provides scholarships to these experienced tax professionals in the form of comprehensive review courses, training material, and reimbursement of third-party Prometric testing fees. The Foundation strives to provide mentors to each aspiring tax professional who is awarded a scholarship to offer suggestions to help guide them through the Enrolled Agent process."

    The next scholarship window opens in April. You can find out more about what scholarships the education foundation offers on the their website: https://www.naea.org/naeas-education-foundation/#1686758837779-2864a7f6-365e

  • 12 Feb 2024 9:27 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The MaSEA is offering our members several scholarships that can help to advance their tax expertise. Scholarship applications are being accepted from now until May 14, 2024.

    The following scholarship are available: 

    NTPI Barbara Durkin Memorial Scholarship Award-This award is for National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI). The scholarship can be used for online or in person. Parts 1,2,3, or fellow graduate levels. Travel and lodging are not included. 

    NIPI Joanne Wright Memorial Scholarship Award-This award is also for National Tax Practice Institute and can be used for online or in person. Parts 1,2,3, or fellow graduate levels. Travel and lodging are not included. 

    Fall IRS Conference – Awards for the Fall IRS Conference includes conference fee and a Thursday overnight hotel stay. The recipient is expected to organize the MaSEA display table. 

    Leon Rudman Scholarship for New Members – This scholarship is for the 1040 Update. Only awarded to new members within first 2 years of joining. 

    MaSEA Conference Scholarship – this is for October 2024 MaSEA conference. EA Special Enrollment Exam Prep Course Scholarship 

    EA Special Enrollment Exam Registration Fee Scholarship as financial support options for aspiring enrolled agents. 

    NTPI Level one online Package scholarship for enrolled agents, CPAs, or tax attorneys interested in beginning their path to practicing IRS Representation. 

    If you are interested in any of the awards above, please submit a written essay explain why you would like the scholarship. Please forward to Al Juppe at aljuppe54@gmail.com. 

  • 7 Feb 2024 1:58 PM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Internal Revenue Service announced the launch of a new page on IRS.gov explaining the Employer-Provided Childcare Tax Credit, an incentive for businesses to provide child care services to their employees.

    “This business tax credit helps employers provide their employees with child-care services and facilities,” said IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel. “We’ve heard that some employers may be overlooking this important credit, so the IRS has created a new one-stop shop for information on IRS.gov that provides an easy place to learn more.”

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  • 7 Feb 2024 1:54 PM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    In an effort to provide more resources for taxpayers during this filing season, the Internal Revenue Service today revised frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, in Fact Sheet 2024-03PDF.

    The revised FAQs provide more general information for taxpayers, including common situations, along with more clarity for industry and what organizations should send Forms 1099-K. The FAQs are in addition to a recently updated Understanding your Form 1099-K on IRS.gov page and other communications resources.

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  • 7 Feb 2024 1:54 PM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule on January 25, 2024, to reflect annual inflation adjustments to its civil monetary penalties as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended. This rule adjusts certain maximum civil monetary penalties within the jurisdiction of FinCEN to the amounts required by that Act.

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  • 20 Jan 2023 9:13 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

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