Intuit and National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) Team Up for Professional Development
Agreement Provides Tax Preparers with Quality Education to Easily Meet Professional Goals
2011 Accounting Technology New York Show and Conference, New York City, NY – – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) is teaming up with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) to help tax preparers achieve their professional goals and fulfill CPE requirements through a series of top-notch training programs designed for Intuit customers. More than 300 courses cover everything from basic to advanced tax preparation to preparing for the Enrolled Agent Exam and the impending Registered Tax Preparer Exam.
The courses are offered at special discounted pricing for Intuit customers and are available in a variety of ways to meet practitioners’ needs, including in-person workshops, live and on-demand webinars and facilitated online courses.
“Because tax professionals have different goals and needs, we have different tracks of education to help them meet their training goals,” said Allessandria Polizzi, group manager for learning and development, Intuit Accounting Professionals Division. “Together, our two organizations will offer affordable training that help tax preparers achieve their training goals and meet the new IRS regulations. We are thrilled to partner with NATP to bring excellent training to Intuit customers.”
In the extensive course library, Intuit and NATP offer classes to help tax professionals prepare for the Enrolled Agent Exam conducted by the IRS to become an enrolled agent and a basic tax training course for new employees or new tax preparers who want to learn how to do Form 1040 tax preparation.
Additionally, Intuit and NATP offer a preparation course for the soon-to-be-required Registered Tax Preparer Exam. Under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, unlicensed tax preparers must complete 15 hours of continuing professional education training each year, beginning in 2012. Unlicensed preparers are those who, until now, have not been formally regulated by the IRS. By the end of 2013, these unlicensed preparers will be required to pass a competency test in order to become Registered Tax Return Preparers.
About Intuit Accounting Professionals Division
Intuit’s Accounting Professionals Division helps accounting and tax professionals save time and grow their practices. Our ProLine portfolio includes QuickBooks Accountant; QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program; and Lacerte, ProSeries and ProLine Tax Online. We also offer a variety of tools to help users manage their practices, automate data entry, store and exchange documents, conduct research, and plan their workflows. Learn more at www.accountant.intuit.com.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.5 billion in its fiscal year 2010. The company has approximately 7,700 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
About the National Association of Tax Professionals
NATP is a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979 to serve professionals working in all areas of tax practice through professional education, tax research, and products. The national headquarters, located in Appleton, WI, employs over 40 staff members.
Members of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) work at offices that assist over 11 million taxpayers with 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. NATP has more than 20,000 members nationwide. Members include individual tax preparers, enrolled agents, certified public accountants, accountants, attorneys, and financial planners. Learn more at www.natptax.com.
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