The Preparer Tax Identification Number PTIN and the EA

The Preparer Tax Identification Number PTIN and the EA

The first step towards becoming an Enrolled Agent (EA) is to obtain your preparer tax identification number, commonly referred to as a PTIN. You must have this in order to register to take the EA exam. This is the number Prometric uses to track you through the testing process. Also, you must have this number […]

What’s In The EA (Enrolled Agent) Exam?

What’s In The EA (Enrolled Agent) Exam?

Salvation! Economic Stability! Your Future Happiness! Oh…and don’t forget – WORK FROM HOME! It’s true, but these only arrive after you’ve successfully passed three of the toughest exams out there. You’ll find plenty more information over at Prometric’s site but here’s a quick overview of the IRS’ Enrolled Agent Special Enrollment Examination The exam is […]

Why CPAs, Accountants and Tax Attorneys love Enrolled Agents (EAs)

Why CPAs, Accountants and Tax Attorneys love Enrolled Agents (EAs)

As a tax professional have you ever allowed your assistant to use your Power of Attorney (POA) to go online to IRS’ e-services – in your name – and download information for you? If you’re sitting in front of a laptop with a camera – don’t even mouth the word “yes!” No one will admit […]

4 Steps to Become An Enrolled Agent (EA)

4 Steps to Become An Enrolled Agent (EA)

So you want to become an Enrolled Agent (EA). An EA is a tax practitioner with extensive technical expertise in the field of taxation. According to the IRS, Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Excellent choice! A career as an EA can give you the kind of flexibility, respect and rewards […]

How Much Can An Enrolled Agent (EA) Make In Salary?

How Much Can An Enrolled Agent (EA) Make In Salary?

The answer, of course, is as much as you want! Just as with Doctors, Lawyers and CPAs, the more you practice as an EA, the more proficient you become and the more you can charge. This is true whether you work for yourself or if you are considering full time employment with a firm Working […]

How Difficult IS The EA Exam?

How Difficult Is The EA Exam

People often ask us what the passing rate for the Enrolled Agent’s exam is. (As if that has any bearing on whether they themselves will pass!) We know that what they’re really asking is – what is the likelihood that I will pass?! What we tell them is this: if you attend every lecture, do […]

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