What is an Enrolled Agent? Enrolled Agents (EAs) advise, represent, & prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, & any entities with tax-reporting requirements. EAs’ expertise in the ever-changing changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS.
An Enrolled Agent is required to demonstrate to the IRS his / her proficiency in all areas of taxation, representation, and ethics before he / she is given unlimited representation rights before IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs who are state licensed and may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all EAs specialize in taxation.
The license is earned in one of two ways:
Because of the expertise necessary to become an Enrolled Agent and to maintain the license, there are only about 46,000 practicing EAs.
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