National Tax Association

About NTA : National Tax Association

Founded in 1907, NTA is the leading association of tax professionals dedicated to advancing understanding of the theory and practice of public finance.

The National Tax Association is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical educational association that fosters study and discussion of complex and controversial issues in tax theory, practice and policy, and other aspects of public finance. NTA is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not promote any particular tax program or policy. The enormous public benefit that can come from sound tax policy and wise administration is a prime reason for the work of NTA.


NTA’s diverse membership is its unique feature and its greatest strength...

...bringing together government, corporate, academic, and independent tax professionals–a rich mix of federal and state legislators and administrators; taxpayer representatives; tax lawyers and accountants; professors, librarians, and other scholars; students and interested citizens. Members of the National Tax Association receives the National Tax Journal, The NTA Forum, and may participate in the conferences and events held by the NTA.

Members may also participate in standing committees that specialize in a particular areas of public finance: energy, communications, and transportation; federal taxation and finance; financial institutions and services; gaming; intergovernmental fiscal relations; international public finance; nonproperty taxation; property taxation; state income and business taxation; and state sales and use taxation.

NTA members have a role in all other aspects of the Association’s professional activities and programs...

... setting the agenda for conferences and seminars, participating in the annual Spring Symposium and the Conference on Taxation, and contributing to Association publications re just a few of the interesting and enriching opportunities available to members.

Membership Benefits :: Join NTA

National Tax Journal — respected worldwide as the premier scholarly journal of taxation and public finance.

NTA Network Newsletter — a quarterly newsletter containing articles of broad interest to all tax professionals, along with news of Association activities and plans.

Annual Conference on Taxation — three days of sharing ideas on current and emerging public finance issues, drawing on the most advanced thinking and research by NTA members and colleagues. The Proceedings provide a valuable comprehensive research compendium and an historical resource.

Spring Symposium — a two-day Conference each May in Washington DC, focusing on current tax issues. The collected papers are published in the September issue of the National Tax Journal.

Special Conferences and Symposiums — occasional meetings on specific tax issues sponsored or co-sponsored by NTA, for example, sales taxes in 1996 and 1998; communications and electronic commerce in 1996, 1997, and 1998; property tax data in 1998.

Past Conferences and Symposia


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