Why Use an EA?

Enrolled Agents are the GOLD STANDARD in tax preparation and tax representation!  They are The First Tax Professionals, established by an Act of Congress in 1884.  Enrolled Agents are licensed by the Federal government.

An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.

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.  EA’s are subjected to a rigorous background check conducted by the IRS.

Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all EA’s specialize in taxation.  Simply stated, the definition of an EA is: “one who is recognized by the IRS as a Tax Expert.”