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.