What is an Enrolled Agent (EA)?

An E.A. is a tax professional who is recognized by the United States Federal Government and all 50 states. EAs represent taxpayers in dealings with the IRS. The profession has been regulated by Congress since 1884. To become an enrolled agent an individual must pass the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) or present evidence of qualifying experience as an Internal Revenue Service employee. There is a background check conducted, including a review of the applicant’s tax compliance. Enrolled Agents are subject to a set of procedures and regulations described in Treasury Department Circular No. 230. EAs are allowed to represent taxpayers in all proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service including audits and appeals.

Enrolled agents are also required to participate in Continuing Professional Education Courses to get Credits (CPE) every year. The requirement was set forth to enhance the E.A.s ability to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and to remain up to date on changes made to the tax code.

Why go to an Enrolled Agent?

An Enrolled Agent is a federally-authorized tax practitioner. For most people your tax return is the single most important communication that you have with the government each year, therefore, it is extremely important that this communication is correct. There is also the issue of unclaimed refunds. The IRS holds over a billion dollars of unclaimed refunds which if not claimed within three years your money turns into the IRS’s money. You work hard for your money so you should make sure to claim every dollar that you are entitled to. The way to do that is to have an Enrolled Agent prepare your return.

By having your tax return prepared by an enrolled agent you have the peace of mind that the return will be prepared correctly. You will get all the credits you are entitled to, and all the deductions that are available for you. They have the knowledge to prepare your return properly and they stand behind their work.

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