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BUS 5435 - Tax and Financial Accounting Research

Library resources on tax and financial accounting research

Tax Associations

Many tax professionals belong to national organizations that provide their members with continuing education and ethical guidelines. If you are interested in finding a tax professional, the following IRS partners can help:

American Academy of Attorney - CPAs (AAA-CPA)(link is external)
The AAA-CPA is the only organization comprised of individuals who are dually-qualified as Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants.

American Bar Association - Taxation Section

Our mission is to serve our members and the public by providing education about taxes and tax systems, and by providing leadership to support the development of an equitable, efficient and workable tax system.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)(link is external)
The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession. CPAs bring an unmatched level of knowledge, experience and education to the tax planning and preparation process. 

National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)(link is external)
NAEA is a professional society representing enrolled agents (EAs), America’s tax experts. EAs earn their licenses from the Department of Treasury by passing a three-part exam administered by IRS and must complete annual continuing education. NAEA members must fulfill continuing education requirements that exceed the IRS’ required minimum, and adhere to a stringent code of ethics.

National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)(link is external)
NATP is the largest nonprofit organization, with members in all 50 states, focusing specifically on federal tax preparation. NATP members adhere to a superior standard of professional conduct and bring excellence to the more than 12 million taxpayers they assist worldwide.

National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP)(link is external)
NCCPAP is a professional organization that advocates on issues that are of importance to CPAs in Public Practice and their clients throughout the United States. NCCPAP members represent over one million business and individual clients.  NCCPAP monitors and influences tax administration and tax policy by meeting with Internal Revenue Service representatives and state taxing authorities as well as national and state elected officials.

National Society of Accountants (NSA)(link is external)
The National Society of Accountants (NSA) and its state affiliates represent independent practitioners who provide accounting, tax, auditing, financial and estate planning, and management services to 19 million individuals and businesses. NSA members are required to pursue continuing education to stay current on tax laws and skilled in client service areas. NSA is dedicated to preserving the public trust and confidence in the accounting and tax profession and has a strict code of ethics that all NSA members must follow.

National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP)(link is external)
NSTP is committed to assisting our members to attain the greatest expertise, proficiency, and competency in all areas of tax compliance and to prepare our members to be qualified to effectively provide professional tax preparation services for their clients.