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The NYSSCPA would like to thank Nassau Chapter member Scott Sanders for being a 2016-2017 Chapter Champion!

From Nassau Chapter President Anthony Basile

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Sanders, father of Past President, Chapter Champion and President’s Advisory Council member Scott Sanders. Services are as follows:

Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10:15 a.m at Sinai Chapel at 163rd St. and Horace Harding expressway 718-445-0300.

Shiva immediately following interment until 8.00pm at Mrs. Sanders House. 76-34 167th St Fresh Meadows NY

Shiva continues Monday and Tuesday from 2-8 pm

Please remember Scott and his family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

 

 

By Anthony Basile Ph.D., CPA, CVA, CFE

Nassau Chapter President 

I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season with family and loved ones. Happy New Year to all! I hope 2018 brings you the very best in health, happiness and prosperity. Now that we have new blockbuster tax legislation, many of us will be busy learning and teaching to our clients how to take advantage or minimize the damage, whichever the case may be.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Officers, Board and Committee Chairs for all the hard work and dedication they graciously give from their busy schedules and personal lives for the benefit of our chapter and membership. 2017 was a busy year with over 30 CPE events, 2 golf outings, a Student CPAfest and job fair for college students, 4 networking events, sponsoring the COAP program and the charitable endeavors for Island Harvest and the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN). We are one of if not the busiest and most successful chapters in the State Society because of the dedication of the volunteer leadership.

On December 2 and 3, our Tax Committee held their annual All Day Taxation Conference at the Long island Marriott in Uniondale, literally 6 hours after the Senate passed their tax bill. Thank you to Committee Chairs Robert Schaffer and Robert Barnett, for a great event and thank you to speakers Neil Katz, Eric Kramer, Robert Barnett, Karen Tenenbaum, Yvonne Cort, and Scott Sanders.

At our last Board meeting we invited Gene Maccarrone, Campus Champion and Advisor to the Hofstra University Chapter of the NYSSCPA. This is the first campus chapter in the State Society and discussions have started for adding more campus chapters. This is a vital effort in getting younger people involved earlier with the NYSSCPA and thanks to Gene for offering to help us figure out ways for the Chapters to do things together.

As a result of that Board meeting, on December 12, the Chapter took a table at the Hofstra University Beta Alpha Psi dinner at Chateau Briand. It was a great night where students interacted with practitioners from the firms that recruit from campus and also our Chapter contingency. We look forward to doing more of those events with more schools.

We have also added to our Sponsorship Committee Liz Oberg and Roseann Murphy-Almeida who already started bringing in sponsors. Great job and thank you for your help on this important committee.

The new Ethics CPA requirement is slated for 2018, requiring that there now be 2 credits of Ethics CPE each and every year. Toward that end, our annual Ethics/Town Hall meeting will take place at the Chateau Briand on January 31, and we are happy to have our friend Ernie Smith as the speaker again. Please see our flyer in this newsletter to sign up. Also please look in the newsletter for free on demand CPE from the NYSSCPA.

On January 11, 2018, our Women’s Focus Group is having a post holiday cocktail party at the Garden City Hotel. Thank you to co-chairs Geri Gregor, Natalie Verbanac, Lisa Haynie and Liz Oberg for planning the event.

On January 25, 2018, our Networking with Accountants Committee will be hosting its semi-annual joint event with the Suffolk Chapter at the Fox Hollow Inn. Last year at this new venue was a huge success and this year promises to be even better.

Our committees will be busy this month as well. The Real Estate Committee will be holding a meeting on Tuesday January 9 on Depreciation on Real Estate including Recapture, and the speaker is Neil Katz. The CFO & Financial Executives Committee is holding a morning meeting on January 18 on Trust, Estates and Gift Taxes, and again on February 9 to discuss Healthcare and NY Paid Leave Update. Our Litigation and Forensic Services Committee is holding a joint event with the ACFE on January 18 at Westbury Manor on Digital Evidence. The Small Firm MAP Committee is meeting January 19 to discuss Being Ready When Disaster Strikes. They will be meeting again on February 16 to discuss Early Season Tax Issues, and then after tax season on April 25 for Post Tax Season Blues. The Practice Continuity & Succession Planning committee will be meeting on January 26 to discuss The Role of Social Security in a CPA’s Retirement Plan. The committee will meet again after tax season to discuss Cybersecurity for Succession Planning. Please review the newsletter for more information on these and other events that we have coming up.

Please save the date for our 2018 Installation Dinner, which is set for May 30, 2018 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. This year we have new offerings for sponsorship, please consider the discounts set and the deadlines in the flyer in this newsletter.

Please remember the Robert Katz Endowment at Hofstra, see page 27 for the information. Checks can be made payable to Hofstra University – memo line Katz Endowment or online at: www.hofstra.edu/katzendowment. (Please check with your employer about your company’s matching gift policy).

I want to encourage our members to try to attend as many seminars and events as possible and visit our Chapter website, www.nysscpa.org/nassau.

Please feel free to email me at abasile@basilecpa.com with any thoughts or suggestions you have for improving our chapter and I will bring the suggestions to our Board directly for consideration. I am happy to help in any way I can.

Thank you all for the honor of serving as your President. Again, I wish you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2018.

Sincerely,

Anthony Basile Ph.D., CPA, CVA, CFE
President
Nassau Chapter

Upcoming Events

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Chapter Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Update
3/22/2018 8:00:00 AM
Deloitte, Jericho
Nassau Chapter 65th Annual Installation Dinner
5/30/2018 6:30:00 PM
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury

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