What is an EA?

Enrolled agents (EAs) are America’s Tax Experts. EAs are the only federally licensed tax preparers who also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are tax professionals with technical expertise in tax laws and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations. They are fully authorized to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS in a wide variety of situations, including audits, collections and appeals. All enrolled agents must pass an exam to earn the EA certification, and must recertify every 3 years.

IRS issues take many forms, and can arise even when taxpayers make every effort to follow the rules. An audit, tax lien or wage garnishment could jeopardize your future and your reputation, but you do have options, and you are not alone. Our associates are uniquely qualified to resolve your tax problems and represent your best interests before the IRS and other tax authorities. The sooner you take action the better, so let’s get to work together today.

  • Enrolled Agents are the tax experts.
  • Enrolled Agents are regulated by the Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals.
  • Enrolled Agents hold a federal license and have an unrestricted right to represent any taxpayer in any state.
  • Enrolled Agents are held to a stringent Code of Ethics.
  • Enrolled Agents must fulfill continuing tax and tax law education requirements.

To become an EA, a tax professional must:

  • Either pass the IRS Special Enrollment Exam (SEE), or have specific, extensive experience as an IRS employee.
  • Pass a background check.