The Certified Tax Resolution Specialist designation is conferred by the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) to tax professionals who meet specific criteria.How to become a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist Applicants must:

  • Be an Enrolled Agent, CPA or attorney.
  • Complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing professional education covering any form of tax problem resolution in the two years prior to applying.
  • Have one year of professional experience directly or indirectly related to the resolution of tax problems.
  • Pass the uniform CTRS exam.
  • Be a member of ASTPS

American Society of Tax Problem Solver membership
The ASTPS mission is to help members provide taxpayers with competent representation before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

Continuing professional education requirements
To maintain their designation, the ASTPS member must complete 16 hours of CPE per year. CPE courses can cover any form of tax problem resolution. Examples of appropriate course subjects include:

  • Rules of Practice n Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • Offers In Compromise
  • Innocent Spouse Representation
  • Handling Non-filer Engagements
  • Assessments & Abatements
  • Collections
  • Audits
  • Trust Fund Matters
  • Appeals
  • Statutes of Limitations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA. In most states, only CPAs who are licensed are able to provide to the public attestation (including auditing) opinions on financial statements.

CPAs function as independent auditors and act as advisors to individuals, businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on a wide range of finance and tax-related matters.

To qualify for certification and a state license, an individual generally must:

  • Have a college degree or its equivalent
  • Pass the rigorous uniform CPA Examination
  • Meet certain experience or postgraduate study requirements
  • Meet annual continuing education requirements
  • Adhere to certain ethical standards and codes of professional conduct established by governmental bodies and peer organizations

The CPA plays an important role in business and the economy. Possessing technical knowledge and skills, the CPA is trained to apply sound judgment in business situations, helping people and organizations evaluate the use of economic resources. Today’s CPA provides a wide range of services to various sectors including, but not limited to, the business and corporate industry and government and nonprofit organizations, playing many roles such as:

  • Auditor
  • Educators
  • Management Consultants
  • Personal Financial Representative
  • Tax Advisor
  • Technology Consultant

We are here for you twelve months a year, not just during tax season. Whether you have a simple tax question, need advice on the tax implications of a business decision, or want clarification on a government notice, feel free to give us a call.

We maintain a policy of the strictest confidence concerning our clients’ affairs. You can rest assured that no one will learn about your business or tax status ~ even relatives, associates or friends who might have referred you to us.


As much as we try to avoid dealing with the IRS, it may not always be possible and unlike many of life’s difficulties, IRS problems simply do not go away by themselves. The ugly truth is that IRS problems only become worse as time goes on. Penalties accumulate and interest accrues every single day your IRS problems go unresolved, slowly but steadily eating away at your hard-earned dollars.

The longer you delay the greater stress, anxiety and potential harm to your financial status.  Seek professional representation immediately! Call us at (949) 398-0918 today.



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Withing 48 hours of contacting National Tax Aid the levy was released

I received an IRS notice of a levy on my wages.  Boy, was I scared.  Within 48 hours of contacting National Tax Aid the levy was released and now National Tax Aid is helping me get caught up on un-filed IRS returns.  Thank you National Tax Aid!

Alejandro V.
Oceanside, CA

…your firm gave me hope, peace of mind, and a real second chance to get on with my life.

I’m extremely happy with your firm’s understanding, compassion, professionalism, and most of all the results!  The IRS made a first Offer in Compromise which was not going to work for me.  Your firm told me not to worry because you would re-submit to a higher level at the IRS.  You then were successful at getting me a fantastic compromise.  I’ve been sick with this IRS problem – really sick. . .and your firm gave me hope, peace of mind, and a real second chance to get on with my life.  Thank you!

Larry K.
Murrieta, CA

Awesome and caring people!!!

National Tax Aid spent over an hour with us during our consultation.  We were so impressed that my wife and I decided to hire National Tax Aid immediately.  They had our wage garnishments resolved and stopped within hours!  Awesome and caring people!!!

Thomas A.
Mission Viejo, CA

I contacted National Tax Aid and they thoroughly assisted me

I was under an enormous amount of stress due to tax issues.  I contacted National Tax Aid and they thoroughly assisted me through the entire process with the IRS.  My experience has been very positive from the beginning to the end.  The National Tax Aid staff were both caring and professional, they assisted me in bringing to a resolution my IRS tax issues.

Gloria W.
Peoria, AZ

A very pleasant experience with all of those at National Tax Aid

Very professional and helpful with my case.  They were honest with what they could do for me and made good on the contract with me.

A very pleasant experience with all of those at National Tax Aid I spoke with.

Mark Z.
Lake Forest, CA

National Tax Aid helped me with a considerable amount of penalties and interest

I own a business and fell behind on my payroll taxes.  We were going through some pretty hard times.  When I first consulted National Tax Aid they explained to me that they believed I had a good abatement of penalty case.  National Tax Aid helped me with a considerable amount of penalties and interest being abated off of my tax liability and then negotiated a pretty good payment plan, one that I could afford to pay and stay in business.

Alicia K.
San Diego, CA

I’d like to tell you what an outstanding service I’ve received from your firm

I’d like to tell you what outstanding service I have received from your firm.  National Tax Aid handled my case in a very professional manner and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the concern and care of my case.  Your knowledge of the process and being able to communicate it to me in a manner which was factual, as well as helping in making decisions throughout the process was superior.

Stefan U.
Santa Fe, NM

The burden has been lifted from my life

I was very happy when National Tax Aid helped me get a second chance to file with the IRS.

When I received my final paperwork from the IRS, I was happy to get closure on this matter.  This will make all financial aspects of my life easier and freer.  The burden has been lifted from my life.  I can get married and move forward.

LeighAnn J.
Orlando, FL


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