ATA Award Recipients

Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award
(funded by the Ernst & Young Foundation)

2021: Anne Magro, George Mason University

List of all Outstanding Tax Educator Award Recipients

ATA Outstanding Service Award

2021: Terry Shevlin

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ATA Teaching Innovation Award

2021: A. Faye Borthick and Lucia N. Smeal of Georgia State University for "Data Analytics in Tax Research: Analyzing Worker Agreements and Compensation Data to Distinguish Between Independent Contractors and Employees Using IRS Factors"

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ATA / PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award

2022: Bin (Betty) Xing, Baylor University for "Tax Planning vs. Coordination: The Dual-Role of Internal Capital Allocation" completed at the University of Waterloo

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ATA Tax Manuscript Award

2021: Rebecca Lester, Stanford University and Dominika Langenmayr 
"Taxation and Corporate Risk-Taking", The Accounting Review, Volume 93(3), 2018

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JATA Outstanding Paper Award

2021: Marcus M. Doxey, The University of Alabama, James G. Lawson, Bucknell University and Shane R. Stinson, The University of Alabama
"The Effects of Prefilled Tax Returns on Taxpayer Compliance," 2021 - Volume 43

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JATA Conference Best Discussant Award

2021: Stephanie Sikes, University of Illinois-Chicago

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JLTR Outstanding Paper Award

2021: Irwin J. Katz, University of South Florida
"Instiling Subpart F with Horizontal Equity as Applicable to Individual U.S. Shareholders"

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The Vice President Award (Learn more about this award)

2022: Bradley P. Lindsey, Utah State University

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Letter from the President

Dear ATA Members and Colleagues,

The American Taxation Association (ATA) is home to a broad group of members with interests in tax research, policy, practice, and education. We are transitioning out of the pandemic and reconnecting in person with our colleagues. We are also focusing on expanding our outreach. Most notably, we should be proud that the ATA is a leader within the AAA by being the first section to establish a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to reach out to underrepresented minorities and PhD students, and encourage their attendance and participation at our conferences and association. I especially thank members Kirsten Cook and Erin Towery for their service in setting up the ATA DEI Committee. I also thank Shirley Dennis-Escoffier for her continued financial support through the Marty Escoffier Memorial Fund to support doctoral students broadly and, now, backing DEI initiatives as well through the fund. We are especially grateful to Shirley for her steadfast support as we expand our ability to ensure a bright and inclusive future for all our members.

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ATA News

The 35th Annual American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting

February 23-25, 2023
The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

We promise a diverse and cutting-edge program in the heart of our nation’s capital!  Please join us in fostering lifelong CONNECTIONS and experiencing new LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. The 2023 Midyear Meeting Planning Committee is planning a great program.


Reminder: Please be sure to follow the Submission Instructions for the Journal Conferences included in each call.
JATA Conference - Call for Submissions
JLTR Conference - Call for Submissions
ATA Midyear Meeting - Call for Research Submissions

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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