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;
ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Awards
ATA/PwC Doctoral Dissertation Award
ATA Tax Manuscript Award
Accreditation and Curriculum Issues
Annual Meeting Program
Concerns of New Tax Faculty
Graduate Tax Education
Mid-Year Meeting Program
Research Resources and Methodologies
Tax Policy Research Oversight
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)
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
A Letter From Our President
ATA Section President
Greetings ATA Members and Colleagues,
Welcome to the 2023/2024 academic year!
First, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president this year. The ATA is an extraordinarily collegial group, and I feel privileged that it has been a significant part of my professional life since I was a PhD student at the University of Texas, 20-plus years ago. Over the years, I have seen the ATA change and evolve to better meet the needs of its members, but one thing remains the same – the ATA continues to be my primary professional home outside my own university.
The 36th Annual American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting
The Midyear Meeting takes place on February 23 and 24, 2024 in Long Beach, California. Please join us in fostering lifelong CONNECTIONS and experiencing new LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. The 2024 Midyear Meeting Planning Committee is planning a great program. We promise a diverse and cutting-edge program. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, prior to the ATA Midyear Meeting, we will also hold the 20th Annual ATA Tax Doctoral Consortium and the 10th Annual Teaching and Curriculum Conference.
From Analytics to Auditing, or Corporate Tax to Tax Law, there are great career opportunities awaiting you in Tax related fields.