What is an Enrolled Agent?

What Does Enrolled Agent Mean?

  • Enrolled Agents (EAs) are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited 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 specialize in taxation.

How can an Enrolled Agent help me?

  • Enrolled Agents 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.

How is an Enrolled Agent Different from other tax preparers?

  • Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate competence in matters of taxation. Their right to represent taxpayers come directly from the US Department of the Treasury. Unlike many preparers for whom tax preparation is a seasonal job, Enrolled Agents provide services year-round in tax planning, preparation and representation.