Tax professionals associations team up to provide value, meet goals
by AccountingWEB on
The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and the Latino Tax Professionals Association (LTPA) have formed a partnership to provide increased value to their members and to meet common goals.
“By offering mutual discounts on dues and continuing professional education, members of each group receive new benefits of membership,” Michael S. Nelson, NAEA executive vice president, said in a news release.
In addition to the discounts, a priority joint project is a version of NAEA’s Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) prep course with a Spanish-speaking moderator to facilitate Latino tax professionals who are interested in earning the enrolled-agent (EA) designation.
NAEA is the professional society representing tax preparers who have earned the distinction of enrolled agent by passing a challenging three-part exam, fulfilling continuing education requirements and agreeing to abide by a code of ethics. EAs are federally licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
LTPA was formed to serve Latino professionals who work in all areas of tax practice, including individual practitioners, accounting and bookkeeping services, enrolled agents, certified public accountants, and immigration attorneys. In joining forces, the associations hope to advance their common goals of providing top-flight member services and promoting excellence in tax preparation.
“Both LTPA and NAEA are dedicated to helping our members grow their practices and increase their profits, and to offering the best education, leadership, and business skill training available,” said Carlos Lopez, LTPA founder and president. “With this partnership, each of us expands our ability to fulfill those goals.”
For more information on the Latino Tax Professionals Association, visit www.latinotaxpro.org. To find out more about the National Association of Enrolled Agents, visit www.naea.org.
You may like these other stories...
Drug patents held overseas can pare makers’ tax billsAs the Obama administration tries to stop companies from avoiding taxes by moving their headquarters overseas, the makers of some of the world’s most lucrative...
Read more from Larry Perry here and in the Today's World of Audits archive.Accounting PrinciplesAccounts Payable and Accrued Expenses: The AICPA's Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities is...
BKD LLP adds Illinois accounting firm Wolf & Co.Springfield, Missouri-based CPA and advisory firm BKD LLP and Chicago-based accounting firm Wolf & Co. have agreed to merge, the firms announced on Monday. Wolf will...