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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 […]