We’re Enrolled Agents

What Is an Enrolled Agent?

An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner. To earn this prestigious accreditation, Enrolled Agents undergo a wealth of training and must have technical expertise in the field of taxation. Enrolled Agents are recognized and empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administration levels of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Enrolled Agents are authorized to represent taxpayers in matters of tax law, including IRS audits, collections, and appeals.

How Do You Become an Enrolled Agent?

A tax specialist cannot just choose to be an Enrolled Agent. To earn the Enrolled Agent license, a tax professional must pursue one of two paths. The primary way to become an Enrolled Agent is by passing a comprehensive examination which covers all aspects of the tax code. The second way a tax professional may become an Enrolled Agent is by working for the IRS for a minimum of five years in a position that regularly interprets and deals with tax codes and regulations. In both cases, candidates are rigorously background-checked through a process conducted by the IRS.