Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)
The Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) is a leading national credential for practitioners who handle sophisticated tax planning issues, including planning for owners of closely held businesses, planning for the highly compensated, choosing qualified retirement plans and performing estate tax planning. Their expertise covers tax returns for individuals, business entities, fiduciaries, trusts and estates, as well as tax planning, tax consulting and ethics.
In order to become an ATA, you must pass the ATA examination which is offered twice a year at testing centers around the country. In addition, you must also meet a three year experience requirement.