Enrolled Agents (EA)
Tax regulations becoming more convoluted and confusing every time they are "simplified." The differences between state and federal tax laws are getting even more puzzling.
Fortunately, there is a federally-licensed tax professional who can help you!
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What are Enrolled Agents?
Enrolled Agents are tax professionals licensed by the federal government to represent taxpayers. EAs are experts in tax planning and the preparation of tax returns, and effective advocates on behalf of taxpayers before the IRS and state taxing agencies
- How is an EA different than other
Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate competence in matters of taxation; their right to represent comes directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Unlike many tax preparers for whom tax preparation is a seasonal job from January through April 15, EAs provide tax services year-round in the field of tax planning, preparation, and representation
- Are Enrolled Agents bound by
Absolutely! The Treasury Department's Circular 230 provides stringent regulations governing the practice of Enrolled Agents before the IRS. No Less than two hours of Ethics training per year are required
- What are the requirements to become
and maintain an EA status?
There are only two ways to become an EA:
- Take the three-part examination, one of the most difficult professional exams in the country. This test covers all aspects of taxation, including ethics. The approval process includes a thorough background check
- Employed by the IRS for at least five years, regularly interpreting and applying the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and regulations
Following successful enrollment, EAs are required to maintain a rigorous schedule of professional education in the tax field.
When you sit with an Enrolled Agent, you are sitting with the ultimate tax expert!
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