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In 1974 while doing taxes for the 1973 tax year I ran into a tax law problem. I needed help, so I went to the local library to see if I could find some type of tax association I could join ... found nothing. So on the way home I said to my self if there isn't one there should be. I spent the next several years working on the formation of a tax preparers association ... I was able to obtain a copy of the tax preparers mailing list from the IRS and did a small mailing to find if there was any real interest in an association.

So, in 1979 I became the founder of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). I am now 78 years, young, and still going strong with my home based tax practice. Many of the new preparers came in to this business and started using the computer to prepare tax returns. They should have had to use the pencil carbon approach and then worked up to the computer. I now have a small tax practice here in Menasha, Wisconsin. Land of the frozen Tundra.

UPDATE: Retired from tax preparation in December 2007 and sold my tax practice

Doug Bennett

--1040man 09:58, 20 Aug 2005 (CDT)

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