Saturday, October 25, 2014 -
Monday, October 27, 2014


Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center 
356 Villa Roma Road
Callicoon, NY 12723

Driving Directions 


Sign up now to take advantage of the early bird rates.  EARLY BIRD rates have been extended until September 30, 2014!  Villa Roma will not guarantee room availability after this date.  

Each individual guest must make their own reservation by calling 800-727-8455 and enter 1 for reservations by September 30, 2014. Identify yourself as a member of NYSSEA. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a deposit in the amount of $100.00 by check or a major credit card.

Rates Include:  Nightly music and top variety entertainment with a different show each night; complete schedule of daytime activities, games and prizes for all ages; indoor sports complex with bocce, shuffleboard, ping-pong, table & video games, indoor pool/Jacuzzi and fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center.

To view/print hotel details and guest room rates, click here.

Questions about Conference or Hotel Registration:

Contact Conference Registration Chair

Brenda Quinn, EA
2309 Waterside Way
Cohoes, NY 12047
Business phone: 518-783-3100
FAX: 518-783-3102
Cellphone: 518-366-2147

Click here to send email to Brenda Quinn, EA

Professional Photo Opportunity

  The NYSSEA Board has made arrangements to have a professional photographer available during the Sunday evening events (October 26 from 5:30PM - 7:00PM), to take professional digital images for the NYSSEA Board and any other interested conference attendees. 
The fee for this opportunity is $20.00, payable in advance ONLY, as availability is limited. See the Conference Registration Form to make your advance payment. These professional business images can be used on any printed or digital materials.  Digital Images will be emailed to you within 3 weeks.


Order NOW and get a discount!

The 2014 tax-filing season may seem like a long way off, but The TaxBook is now accepting orders from NYSSEA members at a discounted price.  Click here for the special order form needed for NYSSEA discounted pricing.

Conference Cancellation Fees:

Cancel ON or BEFORE Friday, October 17, 2014 - $25.00

Cancel AFTER Friday, October 17, 2014 -
1/2 of total registration fee

 Nominations Sought for NYSSEA Awards     

Deadline for Award Nominations: September 15, 2014

Founders Award 
(click here for Criteria & Details)

Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award (click here for Criteria & Details)

Excellence in Public Awareness Award (click here for Criteria & Details)

NYSSEA Scholarship (deadline extended) (click here for Details & Application)


27th Annual NYSSEA Conference 2014 

Presidential Call to Conference

I want to welcome you to our 27th Annual Conference.  Your Board of Directors have selected October 25, 26 & 27, 2014 at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center in Callicoon, NY as our conference site. This is YOUR OFFICIAL INVITATION to participate and make your views known regarding the business of the Society.  We always NEED your input.  OUR FEATURED PRESENTERS THIS YEAR ARE ROBERT MCKENZIE, ESQ. AND KEVIN HUSTON, EA USTCP.  BOTH ARE HIGHLY REGARDED AND SOUGHT-AFTER NATIONAL SPEAKERS.  DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Included as part of this official Call to Conference are the registration forms (conference and class), business agendas for the meetings and hotel registration information and rates.  Please review them carefully, noticing deadline dates.  New this year is the ability to register online, using a credit card or check for payment. The other option for registration is to print out the forms and mail them in with a check.  See detailed instructions below.

We have a Silent Auction with the results being announced at the Banquet on Sunday evening. Please bring an item to donate to the auction.  Examples: wine, homemade gifts, gift certificates, books (new or used), CDs and DVDs.  The proceeds benefit our Scholarship Fund!

There will be two Board of Director Meetings, the first will be Friday, at 4:00 PM and the second meeting will be Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM.  Board meetings are open to any interested members.  However, you must notify Brenda Quinn EA by October 6, so that we can arrange proper space.

This Call will serve as your Notice of the Annual Meeting under Section 6.02 of the Society’s by-laws.  The Annual Meeting is held during lunch on Saturday.  The agenda appears below:

First Business Meeting

Second Business Meeting

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014





Call to Order

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes

Approval of Standing Rules

Treasurer’s Report

Nominating Committee Elections

President’s Report

Unfinished Business

Reports from other Officers


Nominating Committee Report/Nominations


Other Committee Reports


Other Reports






Hotel information is attached for the Villa Roma.   We have listed the prices for rooms all 3 days as well as for just 1 or 2 days so all attendees can be nicely accommodated.  If you reserve a suite with another attendee, you will save money and enjoy a shared sitting room with separate bedrooms!

Sign up now to take advantage of the “Early Bird” rates.  EARLY BIRD HOTEL RATES have been extended until September 30th.  Our conference provides a wonderful opportunity to network with your professional colleagues.

 SEE YOU AT THE VILLA!!!                                   


Distinguished Conference Speakers

NYSSEA is pleased to annouce the dynamic lineup of speakers for our Annual Conference. The wide range of class offerings was built from member suggestions on last year's conference survey. Speakers and CE courses include:

   Robert E. McKenzie, Esq.

2014 Representation Update
,    Fraudulent Conveyances, Alter Egos, Nominee & IRS Litigation Action
   "You Have the Right to Remain Silent" - The Non- Attorney's Role in an IRS    
        Criminal Investigation

   Kevin C. Huston, EA, USTCP

Real Estate Rentals
Ethics Jeopardy
Initial Estate Return

  2014 Affordable Care Act Provisions

     Salvatore P. Candela, EA, ATA, ABA

   Divorce and Tax Planning
  FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) - Getting the Edge on Your IRS Cases



    Francis X. Degen, EA, USTCP

Testing Your Tax IQ


    Robert A. Kerr, Sr. Director - Government Relations, NAEA

   The View from DC
   The Worst of Times


   Suzanne Reusch, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance

New York State Updates



To view and print a complete list and description of CE class offerings, click here.


The Conference Registration Process

Before you click the Register Now button below, please click here to view and print the Class Schedule and Registration Information.  It will help you make the correct selections for the conference.

This year there are TWO ways you can register.  By clicking the button below, you can register ONLINE, using a credit card or check to complete your registration after choosing your classes and other conference options. If you are paying by check, be sure to mail the check, along with a copy of your confirmation email to Brenda Quinn, EA.  Please note that credit card payments will be made through PayPal but you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to complete your transaction.

Register Now!


REGISTER BY MAIL: If you would rather print out the Registration Packet and complete the entire process by mail, you can view and print the Registration Packet by clicking here.  Please note that the ONLY method of payment for those registering via mail will be by check.  CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITH MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS.  PAYMENT BY CHECK ONLY.


Questions about the Conference Education?  Contact Ann Kummer, EA, CPA at 1stvp@nyssea.org

Questions about Hotel Registration?  Contact Brenda Quinn, EA at brendaq@prybatobin.com

Questions about using this registration site?  Contact Jeff Gentner, EA at jgentner@nyssea.org