ATP Preparatory Course

The ATP self-study course helps you prepare for ACAT's Accredited Tax Preparer exam

The Accredited Tax Preparer® (ATP) Preparatory Course is a study aid published by the National Society of Accountants (NSA) to help you prepare for the Accredited Tax Preparer® (ATP) exam administered by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT).

This online course comprehensively covers 1040 individual taxation and ethics. Each chapter includes interactive review questions complete with answers and detailed explanations, as well as links to reference materials.

Topics covered include:

  • Filing Considerations and Determination of Tax
  • Accounting Methods and Periods
  • Gross Income Inclusions
  • Income Exclusions
  • Deductions For Adjusted Gross Income
  • Income Tax Credits
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Sole Proprietorships, Rental Income, Self-Employed, and Independent Contractors
  • Payroll
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct

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About the Credential

The Accredited Tax Preparer® (ATP) is a national credential for tax practitioners who have a thorough knowledge of the existing tax code and the preparation of individual tax returns with an expertise in comprehensive 1040 issues including supporting schedules, self-employed returns, and ethics.


Refund Policy: All Online/PDF study material sales are final, no refunds will be issued after purchase. 

*Purchase of NSA review materials is not a requirement for testing, nor does use of any review materials (NSA or otherwise) imply successful performance on the ACAT certification examinations