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ENROLLED AGENTS: THE TAX PROFESSIONALS

  

What is an Enrolled Agent?

An Enrolled Agent (EA) is an individual who has demonstrated technical competence in the field of taxation.  Enrolled Agents, or EA’s can represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service.  EA’s are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their right to practice from the United States Government. (CPA’s and attorneys are licensed by the states.)

 

What does the term “Enrolled Agent” mean?

“Enrolled” means EA’s are license by the federal government.  “Agent” means EA’s are authorized to appear in place of the taxpayer at the Internal Revenue Service.  Only EA’s, attorneys and CPA’s may represent taxpayers before IRS.  The Enrolled Agent profession dates back to 1884 when, after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealing with the Treasury Department.

 

How can an Enrolled Agent help me?

EA’s advise, represent and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any entities with tax reporting requirements.  EA’S prepare millions of tax returns each year.  EA’s expertise in the continually changing field of tax law enables them to effectively represent taxpayers audited by the IRS.

 

What are the differences between EA’s and other tax professionals?

Only Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate to the Internal Revenue Service their competence in matters of taxation before they may represent a taxpayer before the IRS.  Unlike attorneys and CPA’s, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all EA’s specialize in taxation. 

 

Are Enrolled Agents required to take continuing professional education?

In addition to the stringent testing and application process to become an EA, the IRS requires Enrolled Agents to complete 72 hours of continuing professional education, reported every three years, to keep their Enrolled Agent status.

 

 
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