Roger Knecht Attends NATP Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (August 3, 2005) - Minneapolis was the host city for the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) 2005 National Conference, attended by Roger Knecht of Universal Accounting® in late July. The conference afforded tax professionals nationwide the opportunity to attend extensive training sessions on topics regarding individual, corporate and trust tax returns, as well as participating in forums pertaining to the tax system and government representation. Speakers and instructors from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and from around the country guided participants through the often-complicated issues of tax law and tax regulation as it applies to them and their clients, using various methods of instruction, hands-on practice and discussion groups. Sessions included such topics as Ethics, Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), Depreciation, Family Child Care, Interest Deductions, Shareholder & Partner Basis, Small Business Tax Planning, Taxation Issues for the Elderly and many more.

Knecht believes that belonging to NATP and attending events such as the National Conference helps him to maintain vitality and awareness of the tax issues and ever-changing regulations facing his clients today, as well as providing an opportunity to monitor changes in the tax system.

Knecht is an vice president with the Universal Accounting® of Salt Lake City, UT. Universal offers a Professional Tax Preparer™ designation (PTP) that has assisted small business owners and professional bookkeepers worldwide. Students in the PTP program develop skills to manage small business and individual tax preparation. The PTP designation has quickly become the standard in tax preparation training.

Members of the NATP strive to assist taxpayers with vital information and knowledge. NATP is a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979 and is committed to excellence in the tax profession. NATP's national headquarters, located in Appleton, WI employs over 40 professionals and 25 instructors. NATP exists to serve professionals who work in all areas of tax practice and has more than 17,000 members nationwide. Members include individual tax preparers, enrolled agents, public accountants, accountants, attorneys and financial planners. Learn more at

Universal Accounting® is a Salt Lake City-based training center offering accounting, bookkeeping and income tax training to students throughout the world. Universal skills are taught through live classroom trainings or through its patented home-study course, allowing students to learn at their own pace. ###

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