Accredited Tax Preparer

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Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP)

The Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) is a leading national credential for practitioners who have thorough knowledge of the existing tax code and the preparation of individual tax returns. Their expertise covers comprehensive 1040 issues, including supporting schedules, self-employed returns and ethics.

To become an ATP, you must pass the ATP examination which is offered twice a year at testing centers around the country. There are no educational or experience requirements to take the ATP exam and to earn the ATP credential.