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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, in-depth explanations of tax law change and other important tax content needed to successfully run a tax practice.

NATP's team of expert tax researchers works year-round to monitor any industry-related news, including any tax legislation changes. When there is new legislation that affects tax law, NATP's team of experts works diligently to communicate the changes to its members and explain how the new tax regulations affect their clients.

The national headquarters, located in Appleton, WI, employs over 50 professionals.

For more information, or to speak with one of our experts, please contact:

Nancy Kasten
Phone: 800-558-3402, ext. 1172
nkasten@natptax.com​

Samantha Strong
Phone: 800-558-3402, ext. 1178
sstrong@natptax.com​

2022 tax season information

NATP offers a bundle of tax-related news releases for 2022 that include important information on timely topics the American taxpayers need to understand. Please use these releases in your publications as you see fit. If you have any questions or need different file formats, please contact Samantha Strong at sstrong@natptax.com or Nancy Kasten at nkasten@natptax.com​.

About our members

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.

Latest news

Extension deadline for filing an individual tax return quickly approaching

Taxpayers or their tax professional who filed Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, by April 18, 2022, for more time to file, are reminded that their returns must be filed by Monday, Oct. 17. If someone did not file by April 18, 2022, and did not request an extension, they will likely face a failure to file penalty.
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Inflation Reduction Act, Schedules K-2/K3 to be covered at upcoming tax education event

Tax pros of all levels are invited to join the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) for its annual in-person tax update event – Tax Season Updates. These events are designed for tax preparers to get the latest information needed to prepare returns in the coming 2023 tax season. This event is also offered virtually, which Premium level NATP members can attend for free.
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NATP hires new Director of Tax Content and Government Relations

Tom O’Saben, EA, joins the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) team as its Director of Tax Content and Government Relations. In this role, O’Saben will lead NATP’s tax content team to ensure members, tax professionals and NATP staff have access to content and information that is timely, meaningful and relevant.
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NATP supports congressional push for IRS action ahead of 2023 tax season

Earlier this year, the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), as part of the Tax Professionals United for Taxpayer Relief Coalition, sent a letter to the IRS asking for relief for taxpayers and to address the backlog. NATP is once again urging the IRS to act swiftly, as it supports a push from Congress this week with a letter sent to IRS Commissioner Rettig to address the increased backlog and dismal hiring numbers.
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Other news​​

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to have both long- and short-term tax impacts — August 2022

IRS’s WISP serves as ‘great starting point’ for tax firms ahead of 2023 tax season — August 2022

NATP announces winner of 2022 Chapter of the Year award — August 2022

NATP announces 2022 Tax Professional of the Year — July 2022

NATP announces 2022 Chapter Person of the Year — July 2022

National Association of Tax Professionals responds to Treasury Secretary Yellen's Free File comments — June 2022

A new event for tax preparers launches this summer — April 2022

2022 tax season going just as preparers predicted, according to survey results — March 2022

National Association of Tax Professionals partners with Practice Ignition — February 2022

Tax Professionals United for Taxpayer Relief Coalition response to Oversight subcommittee
 
hearing — February 2022

NATP, Tax Professionals United for Taxpayer Relief Coalition to directly address IRS in live video town hall — February 2022

Brand-new IRS form could cause confusion for tax preparers in the midst of an already grueling tax season — January 2022

Tax Professionals United for Taxpayer Relief Coalition responds to IRS's suspension of 'some notices' to taxpayers — January 2022

Continuing education becomes increasingly important for tax preparers in 2022-2023 — January 2022

NATP sends letter to IRS advocating for relief during 2022 tax season — January 2022

NATP and TRN’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ series continues into 2022 — December 2021

Tax preparers expected to face most grueling year yet — December 2021

Drake Software and the National Association of Tax Professionals present final free roundtable discussion of 2021 in preparation of the 2022 tax season — December 2021

Actions taxpayers should take regarding 2021 returns — December 2021

Drake Software and National Association of Tax Professionals present second free roundtable discussion in preparation of the 2022 tax season — November 2021

NATP recommends taxpayers take certain actions before Dec. 31 to reduce tax liabilities and prepare for 2021 return — November 2021

Drake Software and National Association of Tax Professionals team up for series of free roundtable discussions ahead of tax season — November 2021

Home office tax deductions expected to rise nationally with uptick in remote workers — November 2021

Self-employed taxpayers can use estimated tax payments to help with annual tax debt — October 2021

NATP urges taxpayers to save new IRS letter for advance child tax credit payments — October 2021

NATP announces new partnership with Tax Help Software — September 2021

NATP announces 2021 Chapter Person of the Year — September 2021

National Association of Tax Professionals releases annual tax preparer fee study — September 2021

Tax professionals weigh in on various tax software pros and cons — August 2021

Tax Season Updates cover latest legislation in two-day workshop worth 16 CPE — July 2021

NATP hosts virtual silent auction, proceeds to be donated to Baltimore charity — July 2021

NATP announces Tax Professional of the Year award winner — July 2021

NATP announces winners of state Chapter of the Year award — July 2021

NATP supports quarterly installment payment plans through Tax Deadline Simplification Act — July 2021

NATP resumes in-person tax education this fall, also offers virtual education event — June 2021

NATP supports expanded preparer regulation, enforcement — June 2021

More taxpayers choose to use professional for tax preparation — June 2021

NATP offers free education on two major post-tax season issues — June 2021

National Association of Tax Professionals partners with CPACharge to deliver online payment solutions for tax pros — April 2021

National Association of Tax Professionals announces sessions in virtual education event — April 2021

National Association of Tax Professionals hires new manager of state chapter activity — April 2021

Registration now open for NATP’s annual TaxCon event — April 2021

Reporting taxable income for Instagram influencers proves challenging for tax professionals — March 2021

NATP submits request to IRS Commissioner for 2021 tax filing extension — March 2021

NATP emphasizes importance of working with qualified tax professional — February 2021

Tax season client worksheets available, free for members — February 2021

Tax professionals weigh in on 2021 filing season extensions — February 2021

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