“Tax preparer Robert D Flach celebrates 25 years of professional affiliation with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979, and committed to excellence in taxation. NATP members dedicate themselves to continued education and a high code of ethics and professional conduct
Members of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) work at offices that assist over 11 million taxpayers with tax preparation and planning. The average NATP member has been in the tax business for over 20 years and holds a tax/financial designation and/or a college degree. NATP has more than 20,000 members nationwide. Members include individual tax preparers, enrolled agents, certified public accountants, accountants, attorneys and financial planners. As a nonprofit professional association, NATP serves professionals working in all areas of tax practice through professional tax education, tax research and tax office supplies. The national headquarters, located in Appleton, WI, employs over 50 staff members. Learn more at www.natptax.com.”
All previously unenrolled tax pros who will now become RTRPS, who are not already members, should join the National Association of Tax Professionals. In my opinion, NATP is perhaps the best provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for tax preparers.
Its annual reasonable-priced year-end tax update seminars, the pairing of “The Essential 1040” and “Beyond the 1040”, offered around the country each year in November and December, is the perfect way to comply with the new CPE requirements. The 2 days add up to 16 hours of CPE, They offer more than 3 hours of detailed tax updates (information on what is new for taxes for the current tax year– this year 2012 – and the next one – i.e. 2013), in depth coverage of specific tax topics, and includes the unfortunately necessary 2-hour Ethics time waster.
The various print and email publications and Research Department are also excellent and essential resources for tax professionals.
To receive membership information please email me at email@example.com with “NATP Membership Info” in the “Subject Line”.