Not all paid tax return practitioners are equal!
Only Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in all areas of taxation, representation and ethics. They are then given unlimited representation rights before 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.
Enrolled Agents are equipped to advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements.
Using an Enrolled Agent can save significant time and effort in tax preparation and its associated tasks.
Enrolled Agentsí continuing education requirements ensure that they have the knowledge to effectively represent taxpayers despite the continually changing tax laws.
Enrolled Agents must fulfill continuing professional education requirements that exceed the IRS required minimum.
Enrolled Agents adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct of the Association, as well as the Treasury Departmentís Circular 230 regulations.
Enrolled Agents belong to a strong network of experienced, well-trained tax professionals who work to make the tax code fair and reasonably enforced.
An Enrolled Agent may present the merits and urge acceptance of a clientís position when tax affairs are being examined, when tax returns have not been filed or taxes due have not been paid, and when settlements of tax matters can be proposed to the Internal Revenue Service.
An Enrolled Agent Is regulated by Title 31, Part 10 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations and must exercise due diligence when preparing tax returns and when providing information to clients regarding matter administered by the Internal Revenue Service.
An Enrolled Agent obtains at least twenty four hours of required continuing professional education each year to maintain their special competence.