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Objectives

  • 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.

Section Member Benefits

  • The ATA Section publishes two premier journals.  The Journal of the American Taxation promotes the study of, and the acquisition of knowledge about, taxation.  The Journal of Legal Tax Research publishes creative and innovative studies that employ legal research methodologies.
  • The ATA midyear meeting includes a Doctoral Consortium and Teaching and Curriculum Conference, teaching and research sessions, and the opportunity to earn CPE, volunteer and network.
  • The ATA recognizes member contributions through awards such as Ray Sommerfield Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, ATA Teaching Innovation Award, the ATA Outstanding Service Award, ATA/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the ATA Tax Manuscript Award.
  • The ATA offers the opportunity for professional development and the opportunity for interaction of tax academics, practitioners, and professional organizations. 

Thank you for deciding to join the American Taxation Association (ATA) Section.  To join the ATA Section, you must be a current member of the American Accounting Association.

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If you have questions about membership click here: info@aaahq.org and your email will go directly to the AAA Member Services.

Letter from the President

To ATA Members and Visitors,

The American Taxation Association (ATA) is home to a broad group of members with interests in tax research, policy, practice, and education. We are in a time of transition that includes the ongoing pandemic; both AAA’s and ATA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives; and the CPA Evolution. I thank our members Kirsten Cook, Diana Falsetta, and Annette Nellen for their service in these endeavors. I also thank Tim Rupert for his service as AAA Director focusing on Segments.

Our last mid-year meeting was virtual and could not have happened without our excellent ATA leadership. Thank you to Jeri Seidman, Mollie Adams, Bridget Stromberg, and their respective committees for their flexibility and tenacity in organizing their portions of the conference...

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Anna Catherine Fowler

In Memoriam,
Anna Catherine Fowler received her BS in accounting from the University of Alabama, after which she practiced for several years as a CPA. After moving to Texas with her husband Jim, she earned her MBA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

She joined the faculty of the business school of the University of Texas in 1977 as the first female tenure track professor hired by the accounting department. She remained at UT until she retired in 2004 as the John Arch White Emeritus Professor in Business.

During Anna’s distinguished academic career, her research and teaching interests focused on estate and gift taxation. She was an active member of the AICPA’s Tax Division and the American Taxation Association, for which she served as 1993-94 president.

In 2002, Anna received the American Taxation Association’s highest honor, the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award. She also received the Texas Society of CPA’s Outstanding Educator Award.

Anna and Jim made the most of their retirement years, delighting in travel all over the world. They finally settled in a retirement community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Even after Jim’s death in 2019, Anna continued to travel with friends, root for her beloved Alabama football team, and live her life to the fullest. She passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021.

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