Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)
|Status||Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.|
|Issuing Organization||Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation|
|Qualification and Educational Requirements|
Three years experience in tax preparation, compliance, tax planning and consulting, of which 40 percent must be in tax planning and consulting (with a tax season from January through April being considered one year).
None. Optional exam preparatory course
ATA exam (online, closed-book, proctored)
|Continuing Education Requirements||
30 hours per year or 90 hours within a three-year period
|Verification, Complaints and Accreditation|
|Check Designation Status Online||
|Investor Complaint Process||
Via email. See Complaints in Code of Ethics.
|Published List of Disciplined Designees||