What is an enrolled agent?
An enrolled agent (EA) is a federally-licensed tax practitioner who has proven technical expertise in the field of taxation. Enrolled agents are empowered by the US Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections and appeals. Only Enrolled Agents, attorney's and CPA's may represent taxpayers before the IRS. CPA's and attorney's are licensed by the state, however, the EA license allows her to work in all states.
How can I help you?
Enrolled agents advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, all entity type of corporations, estates, trust, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. Enrolled Agents' expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayer's audited by IRS.
Core Values :
-Adheres to high ethical standards
-Advocates for the enrolled agent (EA) credential
-Supports sound tax policy and taxpayer rights
-Practice knowledge-based governance
-Strives to meet members needs
-Engages in visionary thinking
Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in matters of taxation before they may represent a tax payer. In addition to the stringent testing and application process, the IRS requires Enrolled Agents to complete 72 hours of continuing professional education, reported every three years to maintain their Enrolled Agent status. NAEA members are obligated to complete 90 hours per three year reporting period. Because of the knowledge necessary to become an Enrolled Agent and the requirements to maintain the license, there are over 50,000 practicing Enrolled Agents.