Operations Manual for ATA Officers, Trustees, and Committees

The links below are to the latest revision (2007, except where noted) of the initial 'Board Book' produced in 1993-94 by John Everett and Shirley Dennis-Escoffier. As Anna Fowler stated in the preface of the original document, "The purpose of this book is to provide information to the officers and trustees about the responsibilities of their positions and to give some history about the ATA and its activities and awards." This manual is intended to reduce the confusion that sometimes arises in a professional organization that meets only twice a year.

Because this is a dynamic organization and changes will always occur the decision was made not to produce a bound version of this handbook. This will allow for the timely update of any changes that are made to the handbook.


Table of Contents

Note:  All documents are PDF files
Parts I revised August 2017, Parts II and III posted March 5, 2007; Part IV revised August 2017; 

Title page

 

1.  By-Laws

 

2.  ATA Committees

ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Awards

ATA/PwC Doctoral Dissertation Award

ATA Tax Manuscript Award

Accreditation and Curriculum Issues

Annual Meeting Program

Awards

Computer Resources

Concerns of New Tax Faculty

External Relations

Graduate Tax Education

JATA Conference

Membership

Mid-Year Meeting Program

Nominations

Publications

Regional Programs

Research Resources and Methodologies

Tax Policy Research Oversight

Teaching Resources

 

3.  ATA Awards

ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation

ATA/PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Dissertation

ATA Tax Manuscript

ATA Outstanding Service

Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator ( Ernst & Young Foundation)

 

4.  Handbook of the Publications Committee

Publication Committee Policies

Appendix A - JATA Policy Statement

Appendix B - ATA Newsletter Policy Statement

Attachment B-1 - Checklist for ATA Newsletter by Issues

Attachment B-2 - ATA Newsletter Advertising Information

Appendix C - ATA Website Policy Statement

Attachment C-1 - ATA Website Advertising & Info

Appendix D - Editorial Policy and Style Information for JATA


Letter from the President

Benjamin C. Ayers

Greetings! I hope your fall semester is off to a terrific start.

During the summer, one of the ATA planning items is committee assignments. The ATA continues to be successful largely because of the significant amount of time and talent our volunteers invest in a variety of ATA activities and events. Thank you to all who have served in the ATA in the past and to those who will do so throughout this year.

The ATA is investing in the future of the tax profession by sponsoring its second “Why Tax?” video competition. The competition requires students to prepare a one to three minute video that encourages a tax career track. Our Big 4 firm sponsors are again funding cash prizes for winners and dedicating...

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ATA News

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Ed Outslay passed away on May 20, 2019 at age 67. Ed was the Deloitte/Michael Licata Endowed Professor of Taxation at Michigan State University's Broad College of Business.

To read the announcement from Michigan State University, please CLICK HERE.  Ed was also a longtime assistant coach for the East Lansing High School baseball team. Read more HERE.