ASTPS prides itself on being able to provide members with the tools necessary to provide taxpayers with competent representation before the IRS and other taxing authorities. If you ever find yourself unprepared during a case there will always be someone at ASTPS to give you guidance.
ASTPS provides continuing education regarding changes in IRS laws, and new strategies in dealing with the IRS. Through live seminars, online webinars, and self-study curses, ASTPS offers a range of topics taught by the industry’s leading experts in tax resolution.
Lawrence M. Lawler, CPA, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow
ASTPS National Director & Founding Member
Certified World Class Speaking Coach
Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach
John J. Witkowski, CPA, CTRS
ASTPS Secretary/Treasurer & Founding Member
National Membership & Marketing Director
Assistant Membership & Marketing Director
Ethics Committee (EC) Duties
The ASTPS Board of Directors goal is to have a strong ethical standard to guide members in their conduct as taxpayer representatives. The COE should provide a means by which the disciplinary committee may evaluate member performance in our practice niche. Development of several illustrative scenarios accompanied by both the appropriate and inappropriate responses is anticipated.
Ethics Committee Members:
Stanley Block, ESQ., CTRS- Balitmore, MD
Steve Rue, EA, CTRS- Mechanicsville, VA
Michael Franskoviak, CPA, CTRS- Troy, MI
Continuing Professional Education Committee (CPEC) Duties
The ASTPS Board of Directors (BOD) goal is to continue to provide a superior slate of educational programs and establish high standards that will distinguish ASTPS members as the preeminent taxpayer representatives. The CPEC provides a structure that assures members to maintain their professional skills in effective taxpayer representation. The CPEC reviews the Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS) program and suggests possible enhancements presented to the BOD for consideration.
Continuing Professional Education Committee Members:
Steve Klitzner, ESQ., CTRS- North Miami Beach, FL
Michael Rozbruch, CPA, CTRS- Encino, CA
Disciplinary Committee (DC) Duties
The ASTPS Board of Directors (BOD) provides a fair and impartial means to evaluate complaints received from the general public about the professional conduct of a member. The DC provides structure to assure all sides of a controversy receive a fair hearing and the opportunity to state their case. The DC reviews existing disciplinary procedures and suggests enhancements that can be presented to the BOD for consideration. The DC recommends resolution of a controversy and recommends revocation of membership if they deem such action appropriate.
Disciplinary Committee Members:
Chuck Enders Jr., CPA, CTRS- Salinas, CA
Dick Jones, CPA, CTRS- Rolla, MO