The National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI) teaches enrolled agents, CPAs, and tax attorneys how to represent their clients. Representation requires expertise in the tax code as well as knowledge of the system and how it works. Clients deserve the best defense possible, and this requires continual education and review, as well as a robust network of expert colleagues who are willing to offer advice and assistance as needed. Enrolled agents receive their right to represent taxpayers directly from the U.S. Treasury, after proving in-depth knowledge of the IRS tax code through examination.

NAEA developed NTPI to prepare licensed representatives to protect their clients’ rights and build camaraderie among top practitioners. At NTPI you will increase your knowledge of IRS laws and procedures critical to representation—including Circular 230, the document which governs tax practitioners, learn from other enrolled agents who are actively involved in representation, and gain practical hands-on experience.

NTPI is a three-level program developed to sharpen the skills of enrolled practitioners at all stages of their careers. With each level of this program, participants build on their knowledge and expand their skills to gain the confidence necessary to successfully guide their clients through the often challenging maze of IRS codes, internal regulations, and agency structure.

Tax practitioners who successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3 (in order) join the ranks of the prestigious *NAEA National Tax Practice Institute™ *Fellows. Fellows are the crème de la crème of representation experts, and are highly qualified to represent their clients. *Ralf F. Heyer, EA, NTPI Fellow* Tax & Accounting* l* Payroll* l* Insurance