All members must be of good character, must pledge to conform to the ASTP Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct, and shall be residents of the United States or it’s Territories, except for Associate Members, and natural persons.

Classes of Membership –

Active Member – $75.00/yr

(a) An individual who is in the business of preparing and/or auditing tax returns for clients.
(b) An individual who is an employee of an individual who meets the requirements of (a) and who prepares returns for clients.
(c) An individual who performs accounting or bookkeeping services for clients and prepares their tax returns.
(d) An individual who is employed by someone who meets the requirements of (c) and prepares the client’s tax return under supervision.

Associate Member – $55.00/yr

An individual who is a student or a client of tax professionals who are active members of ASTP.

Inactive Member – $25.00/yr

Individuals who have been members of ASTP for 10 continuous years, who have attained the age of 65, and who have retired from public practice. Inactive status may be granted upon application to the Executive Office of ASTP. Such application shall be subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors.

Life Member

Members nominated for Life Membership and elected to Life Membership by the Board of Directors.
Fifteen members-at-large of ASTP can also nominate another member to Life Membership. They must submit to the Board a request of not more than 1,000 words as to why they think this person should be elected to Life Membership.

Honorary Member

Awarded by the Board of Directors to those individuals who have earned recognition for exemplary service to ASTP, and who currently do not hold membership in any of the previous four categories of ASTP. Honorary Members cannot vote or hold office. They are not required to pay dues.

Dues are based on a fiscal year July 1 to June 30.

A new member shall pay annual dues the first year based on the month during which he/she
became a member.


  • Annual subscription to the Society Newsletter
  • Discounts on ASTP sponsored Seminars
  • 1040 Tax Update Seminar Discount
  • Tax Material Discount
  • Networking with Other Members
  • Referral Rewards