How Can an Enrolled Agent Help Me?
Enrolled agents (EAs) are America’s tax experts. They are federally-licensed tax practitioners who both specialize in tax preparation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. If you get a letter from the IRS, or worse, are audited or are the target of a collection action, your EA can speak directly to the IRS on your behalf. The enrolled agent license is the highest credential the IRS issues.
Enrolled agents advise, represent and prepare tax returns of individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any other entity with tax reporting requirements. EAs prepare millions of tax returns each year and their expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers audited by the IRS.
Some enrolled agents work only during tax season or by appointment only, while other enrolled agents have year round practices. In addition to tax preparation and tax representation, many enrolled agents offer other business services which may include:
- Financial planning or budgeting
- Payroll services
- Financial statement preparation
- Mortgage assistance
How can I find an enrolled agent?
The easiest and fastest way to locate an enrolled agent in your area is to visit www.naea.org. The ‘Find an EA’ function located at the top of the home page will allow you to search instantly by locality or specialty.