DENNIS FONTAGNERES, MST, EA, ATA
3139 N. Lincoln Ave, Suite 221
Chicago, IL 60657
Fax: (773) 528-2481
Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation® (ACAT)
The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation® (ACAT) was established in 1973 as a non-profit independent testing, accrediting and monitoring organization. The Council seeks to identify professionals in independent practice who specialize in providing financial, accounting and taxation services to individuals and small- to mid-size businesses. Professionals receive accreditation through examination and/or coursework and maintain their accreditation through commitment to a significant program of continuing professional education and adherence to the Council's Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct. ACAT is affiliated with the National Society of Accountants, headquartered in Alexandria, VA. ACAT programs are governed by a Board of Directors that includes practitioners, educators and a public member.
Accredited Tax Advisor® (ATA)
ATA credential holders have demonstrated the ability to handle sophisticated tax planning issues, including planning for owners of closely held businesses, planning for the highly compensated, choosing qualified retirement plans and performing estate tax planning. Their expertise covers tax returns for individuals, business entities, fiduciaries, trusts, & estates, as well as tax planning and consulting and ethics. ATAs have completed formal coursework and achieved five years of experience in tax preparation, compliance, tax planning and consulting, of which 40% must be in tax planning and consulting.