What is an enrolled agent?
Enrolled agents (EAs) are America’s Tax Experts. EAs are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
Enrolled agents (EA’s) earn this elite status by demonstrating exceptional competence in taxation, representation and ethics by passing a comprehensive three-part examination administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To maintain this superior status, EA’s are required to keep current with tax laws by completing a minimum of continuing education annually.
EA’s, like attorney and certified public accountants (CPA’s) have unlimited practice rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who are state licensed and who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all enrolled agents are federally licensed and specialize in taxation and can represent taxpayers in all 50 states of the US.
EA’s advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. Enrolled agents’ expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS.