About the American Taxation Association (ATA)


The American Taxation Association (ATA) was founded in 1974 and joined the American Accounting Association (AAA) in 1978 as the Tax Section of the AAA.

The goals of the ATA are:

  • To foster the dissemination and publication of taxation materials.
  • To promote tax education in areas such as curricula, education-related materials, graduate tax programs, and accreditation.
  • To promote tax research in areas such as policy, law, planning, compliance, and economics.
  • To encourage the interaction of tax academics, practitioners, and professional organizations.

Memberships and student memberships are open to persons with an interest in tax education and research. Honorary memberships are also available to long-term members who have retired. In addition to members' dues, the ATA is supported by many generous sponsors.

Please use this website to learn more about the American Taxation Association and our activities. Under the guidance of President Nancy Nichols, much of the ATA’s work is accomplished through our various committees.

Letter from the President

Benjamin C. Ayers

Greetings!

The ATA continues to be successful largely because of its volunteers.  Many thanks to all of you who have given to this organization in the past and who have agreed to serve again this year.

The annual meeting marks the start of a new year and an opportunity to present our research and connect with long-time friends.  I want to thank Amy Hageman and her committee for developing a great set of ATA sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego.  The annual meeting also gave us the opportunity to celebrate our members’ achievements in research, teaching and service.  The following ATA members were recognized at the ATA lunch at the Annual Meeting:

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ATA Memorial Fund

The ATA created this fund to provide a vehicle for ATA members to contribute in memory of deceased ATA members and friends.

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Tax Career Center

Visit the AAA Career Center to Explore Opportunities in Tax Positions

From Analytics to Auditing, or Corporate Tax to Tax Law, there are great career opportunities awaiting you in Tax related fields.

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