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About the OATC

What is the Oregon Association of Tax Consultants?

The Oregon Association of Tax Consultants (OATC), formed in 1972, is open to all tax practitioners in Oregon. The purpose of the Association is to organize tax practitioners to work toward the common goals of protecting our right to practice and to provide the education and guidance to better serve our clients. Tax practitioners are not limited to Licensed Tax Consultants or Licensed Tax Preparers. A tax practitioner is any person who is authorized under applicable State law to prepare tax returns.

The Oregon Association of Tax Consultants (OATC) is not associated with any school or other profit-making group. OATC exists only to provide benefits to the taxpaying public, and to the tax professionals of Oregon.


  1. Provide consumer protection for the Oregon taxpayer through a quality educational program for our members.
  2. Promote high standards of ethical conduct among tax professionals.
  3. Provide input to Oregon state agencies regarding the needs of our profession.
  4. Promote awareness to the taxpaying public of the education and licensing requirements in the State of Oregon.
  5. Keep our membership informed of legislative measures that may have an effect on our profession.
  6. Promote awareness in the State Legislature of the needs and desires of the Tax Professionals in the State of Oregon.

OATC Chapters

Membership in a local chapter provides convenient educational seminars, a chapter newsletter and website, and association with fellow tax practitioners in your area.
  • Blue Mountain Chapter – Northeastern Oregon
  • Central Oregon – Sisters, Burns, Redmond and Bend
  • Clackamas Chapter – South Portland and Clackamas
  • Jackson County Chapter
  • Lane County Chapter
  • Mid-Columbia Chapter – The Dalles, Hood River and surrounding areas
  • Mid-Willamette Chapter – Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and surrounding areas
  • Portland Chapter
  • Tualatin Valley Chapter – Northwestern Oregon from Hillsboro west to the coast and north to the Columbia River
  • Westside Chapter – Southwest Portland and Washington County
more Calendar

7/1/2020 » 10/8/2020
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Ethics (2 hrs CE)

9/8/2020 » 12/31/2020
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Rendezvous 2020: "All Tax Things COVID" (12 hrs CE)

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