What is an Enrolled Agent?

Enrolled Agents Wilmington NC
An enrolled agent (EA) is a tax professional who has taken a three-part comprehensive exam covering all phases of tax law and administration as mandated by the Internal Revenue Service.

Established in 1884 by an act of Congress (Enabling Act of 1884 or The Horse Act of 1884), these individuals may represent taxpayers (individuals, businesses, and estates) on audits, appeals, and collections before the IRS and the US Treasury. Many also represent individuals before state tax agencies.

Bound by Circular 230 regulations of the US Tax Code, Enrolled Agents must take annual continuing education based on tax law. They are also the only tax professional who the Internal Revenue Service must thoroughly investigate before licensing.

Enrolled Agents may practice in any state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States without further exam requirements. If they lose their license, it’s gone. There is no moving to another state to get relicensed. That is why many uphold a strict code of ethics.

At Century Accounting and Tax Services, Karen Durda is a licensed, Enrolled Agent and keeps up with tax laws and more throughout the year. Karen is up to date on estate, personal, and business taxes.

In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service required paid tax preparers to be registered, but many have not become registered. Oftentimes, these individuals prepare tax returns “off the books” using an off-the-shelf program. At Century Accounting and Tax Services, our professionals have always been registered with the IRS and take training throughout the year to assist their business and individual clients in all matters of tax law.

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