The purpose of the American Society of Tax Professionals is as follows:
- To provide continuing education opportunities for those engaged in tax practice.
- To develop cooperation among it’s members and advance their common interest through exchange of information and encouragement of high standards of service to the public.
- To develop operating efficiency.
- To render mutual aid and assistance to its members.
The American Society of Tax Professionals was founded in May of 1987 by:
- Gerry Besh of Illinois
- Maxine Buskohl of South Dakota
- Charles Casey of Nebraska
- Jean Grovenberg of South Dakota
- Richard Hunt of Maine
- Jeannie Oldfield of Illinois
- Ron Poarch of Washington
- Carolyn Spradlin of Florida