Enrolled Agent (EA)

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An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a tax professional who is authorized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to represent taxpayers in matters related to taxation.

EAs are licensed by the IRS after passing a comprehensive exam that tests their knowledge of tax law and regulations. EAs can represent clients before the IRS in audits, appeals, and collections, and can prepare and file tax returns on behalf of their clients.

EAs are authorized to represent individuals, businesses, estates, trusts, and other entities in tax matters. EAs can also provide tax planning and advisory services to help clients minimize their tax liability and stay in compliance with tax laws and regulations.

Unlike certified public accountants (CPAs), EAs specialize in taxation and are not required to have a background in accounting or auditing. EAs may work independently, for accounting firms, or for other organizations that provide tax-related services.

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