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Welcome to the NATP newsroom, where you will find all of our official statements about NATP as an organization, NATP events and more​. We're also happy to provide any information you need on tax or tax-related issues. We look forward to hearing from you!

The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is the largest nonprofit organization that serves individuals specializing in tax preparation by providing tax education, federal tax research, tax updates and tax office supplies. NATP members work at offices that assist over 11 ​million people worldwide with U.S. tax preparation and planning. The average NATP member has been in the tax business for over 20 years and holds a tax/financial designation and/or a college degree. Formed in 1979, NATP's member base includes enrolled agents, certified public accountants, attorneys and financial planners. The national headquarters, located in Appleton, WI, employs over 50 professionals.

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Phone: 800-558-3402, ext. 1172

Latest News

NATP appeals to Treasury Secretary ​to extend filing deadline in light of COVID-19

NATP submitted a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin supporting an extension of the deadline to file tax returns during the 2020 season. The letter includes examples from tax preparers on the front lines of the industry about the issues they are facing in light of the COVID-19 situation.
Read the full letter ​​

NATP appeals to IRS Commissioner to extend tax season

NATP submitted a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig supporting an extension of the 2020 tax season for a minimum of 90 days. The letter addresses challenges NATP is hearing from its members who are experiencing the reality of navigating tax season amid ​the current COVID-19 situation.
Read the full letter 

NATP and tax stakeholder organizations provide recommendations to IRS on implementation of the Taxpayer First Act​​

The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)​ joined a group of stakeholder organizations to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with recommendations as it prepares reports to Congress as mandated by the Taxpayer First Act. In the letter, the group notes it is providing collective input as the IRS prepares these reports and recommends the IRS establish a new Practitioner Services Division as an integral part of the organization’s modernization.
Read the full letter 

E-filed returns on the rise in 2020​​

E-filing allows taxpayers to submit a return to the IRS in a quick, accurate and efficient way. Taxpayers don’t need to worry about attaching specific documents to certain pages or if the person at the IRS correctly keyed in the return. In addition, e-filed returns are processed more quickly, which results in a quicker turnaround time.
Read more​​

Other News​​

NATP warns taxpayers, tax pros of fake IRS scams — February 2020

IRS deadline approaching for small, non-profit organizations — January 2020

Self-employed consultants may face tax implications for 2019 returns — January 2020

Military personnel may receive additional tax benefits for 2019 returns — January 2020

How to claim a donation as a tax deduction — January 2020

The importance of meeting with a qualified tax professional — January 2020

IRS Commissioner speaks at NATP National Conference — July​ 2019

NATP comments on 2020 draft of Form W-4 and Instructions — June 2019

NATP continues support of the Taxpayer First Act — April 2019

NATP urges an end to the shutdown of the IRS — January 2019

NATP comments on Section 199A — October 2018

Support for the protecting Taxpayer First Act — September 2018

Position on the regulation of tax return preparers — September 2018

NATP in support of the Taxpayer First Act — August 2018

NATP comments on 2019 draft Form W-4 and instructions — July 2018

NATP comments on revised 2018 Form 1040 — July 2018

Summary of NATP comments on Taxpayer First Act draft — April 2018

NATP's concerns with PPS identity verification — January 2018

Ensuring a modern-functioning IRS for the 21st century — April 2017​

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