Have you seen tax practitioners use the designation “NTPI Fellow®”? This designation is evidence of expertise in taxpayer representation before all levels of the IRS. Becoming an NTPI Fellow isn’t easy. To fully appreciate what it says about your tax professional, here’s a rundown of the prerequisites and requirements to achieve this designation.
In order to enroll in the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI), tax professional must be an Enrolled Agent, CPA or attorney. These are the only three professional groups that have full rights of representation before IRS. That means not only can they speak directly to the IRS regarding your taxes without you being present, they can represent you in an IRS audit, collection or appeal.
NTPI Fellows have completed a stringent, three-level program of study that covers all facets of representing clients before the IRS. They have learned to guide their clients through the often challenging maze of IRS codes, internal regulations and agency structure. Once enrolled in NTPI, attendees study a broad range of applicable topics, including:
The process of becoming an NTPI Fellow often takes several years, NTPI Fellows exceed IRS’ minimum standard for continuing education and are dedicated to staying on top of the latest changes to the tax code. If you owe the IRS, contact a professional with the education and experience to effectively resolve your tax issues.