What is an Enrolled Agent?
An Enrolled Agent is an authorized licensed practitioner that has the experience in federal tax related issues and has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and United States Treasury to represent taxpayers in all levels of federal tax administration including audits, collections, and tax appeals.
Enrolled Agents Specialize in Tax Services
Unlike Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), an Enrolled Agent (EA) is required to demonstrate tax competence prior to representing a taxpayer before the IRS. Furthermore, an Enrolled Agent specializes and is licensed solely in taxation. Certified Public Accountants and Attorneys, who are licensed by a state agency oversight board, may not necessarily specialize in taxation.
Enrolled Agents Are Licensed by the IRS
An Enrolled Agent has successfully completed a comprehensive 3 part examination covering the Federal Tax Regulations prescribed by the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, an enrolled agent has successfully passed a personal background check by the federal government.
Continually, an Enrolled Agent is required to keep up with constant tax law changes and enactments. The IRS requires that 72 hours of continuing professional education be completed and reported over a 3 year period. This requirement in addition to successfully completing the exam is required to be maintained in order to preserve licensure.
Tax Services You Can Trust
As an Enrolled Agent, Hammernik & Associates is highly skilled in IRS tax problem resolution, accurate tax preparation, and proactive tax planning services. To find out how we can save you money on taxes or provide help with your state or federal tax problems, call 414-545-1890 or request a free consultation online now.