What Is an Enrolled Agent?
Enrolled Agents are the only tax professionals certified and licensed by the IRS to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Others like CPA’s or attorneys are certified by their own states.
The history of Enrolled Agents dates back to 1884 when congress authorized the profession.
Because Enrolled Agents are licensed by the Federal Government, not the states, they can practice anywhere in the United States.
Unlike CPA’s or attorneys, Enrolled Agents always specialize in taxation.
Enrolled Agents can prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations, etc.
Enrolled Agents represent over 10 million individuals and businesses throughout the United States.
Enrolled Agents have the technical skill, higher earnings potential, better prestige and access to networking and professional tax organizations.
Enrolled Agent candidates must pass a two-day four-part comprehensive nationwide examination.
There are no education or experience requirements to take the Enrolled Agents examination.
There is no apprenticeship after passing the examinations to become an Enrolled Agent.