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Become a part of NSA's dynamic community of tax and accounting professionals.

NSA is the only Society that focuses on the needs and interests of the "Main Street Practitioner." The value of membership is realized the moment a tax pro joins. As a member they immediately have access to top-tier tax resource tools, dynamic member communities, and more.


In 2011, NSA created Tax Talk, a peer-to-peer online community where professionals can ask questions and share information. Tax Talk users are active and engaged with one another, asking questions, providing answers and sharing experiences from their years in practice. To date, there are over 152,000 comments in the database, covering tax topics that matter.

This community also gives members concrete dollars and cents value.

When you have a tax or accounting question, you often need to research it in order to find an answer. As a business person, time equals money: your hourly rate. Posting a question on Tax Talk and taking advantage of decades of experience may get you an answer in less time than it would take you to find one. The hours you might have spent doing research were free to use on other tasks that equal billable hours.

As part of the NSA community, you can help the same way you were helped. Participate in Tax Talk discussions and add your advice and experience to this live discussion forum.

NSA members can now take advantage of the newest addition to NSA's communities: Accounting Talk. Accounting Talk is to practice management what Tax Talk is to tax practice. Get advice and share experiences with fellow practitioners!

Membership Means Value

You Get More with NSA Member Benefits

Free to Members Cost for Non-members
CCH Tax Aware Center $1,060/year
Tax Help Desk Not available to non-members
NSA Income and Fee Study $125
VeriFyle ProTM $108/year
CPA Practice Advisor Subscription $48/year
Tax Talk Community Not available to non-members
Accounting Talk Community Not available to non-members



Other discount programs give members the freedom to chart their course and make their membership mean even more.

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Active Membership 

Active Members are required to meet continuing education requirements, completing a minimum of 72 credit hours in each three-year reporting cycle, with a minimum of 16 credit hours in any one-year. Active Members must be in public practice and meet one of the following requirements. 

  • Have a valid permit/license granted under state law for the public practice of accountancy, taxation or law
    - Public Accountant
    - Accounting Practitioner License
    - Tax Permit/License
    - Certified Public Accountant 
    - Attorney at Law
  • Have the Enrolled Agent designation
  • Have passed the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer exam.
  • Possess a credential from the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT):  Accountancy (ABA),   
    Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA ), Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP),  Accredited Retirement Advisor (ARA)
  • Have an Associate, Baccalaureate or higher degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting. 
  • Have 3+ years experience in public accounting and/or taxation. Within 5 years of joining, the applicant must meet at least one of the criteria for active membership outlined above.

Dues: $225/year 

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Associate Membership

Associate members, who are not eligible to vote or hold office, do not need to meet continuing education requirements. Applicants meeting the following qualifications are eligible for Associate Membership.

  • Owner, partner, or employee of an accounting and/or tax firm & do not meet Active Member requirements.
  • Employed in government, a financial institution, private sector business or a non-profit entity. My primary responsibilities are accounting and/or taxation.

Dues: $225/year

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Young Professional/New to the Industry Membership 

Young professionals (39 years of age or younger) or new to the industry (0-3 years experience) qualify for either Active (must meet one of the NSA Active membership requirements) or Associate Young Professional membership.  This membership is offered at a reduced rate of $175/year for up to three years.

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Firm Membership 

This membership enables NSA members to sign up additional members from the same firm at a discounted rate. The first two NSA members from the same company pay full dues and each additional membership is discounted to $149/year. Firm members qualify for either Active (must meet one of the NSA Active membership requirements) or Associate membership.

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