Accreditation Council for Accountancy & Taxation

Accredited Tax Advisor                 ATA
Accredited Tax Preparer                    ATP

Accredited in Accountancy                ABA

Accredited Business Accountant         ABA

The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) is an independent

accreditation organization seeking to identify specialists in accountancy and federal taxation

serving the financial needs of individuals and small businesses. ACAT serves as an accrediting,

testing, monitoring and disciplinary organization. It was organized as an independent, non-profit

organization in 1973.

ACAT is affiliated with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) in Denver,

Colorado, and the National Society of Accountants in Alexandria, Virginia.

Governed by a Board of Directors that supervises, reviews and approves the work of two

subsidiary boards ( the Tax Standards Board and the Accountancy Standards Board), ACAT is

responsible for enforcement of the ACAT Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct,

review and investigation of complaints and conduct of disciplinary proceedings. The Board is

composed of accounting and taxation practitioners, educators and representatives of the federal

government and independent business.

ACAT and its affiliated organizations promote and maintain the integrity of its accreditation

program for the benefit of professionals who have invested the time, resources and commitment

to earn and maintain the designations, and for the public who will be better served by

practitioners' higher standards.

If you have any questions regarding the use of Accredited Tax Preparer, Accredited Tax Advisor

or Accredited in Accountancy-Accredited Business Accountant, please contact:

Director of Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation

1010 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1574


(888) 289-7763 Toll Free

(703) 549-2984 Fax

If you have comments or suggestions, email to info@n-com-tax.com

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