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Justin Stephens’ Testimonial: Inspiration for Passing the EA Exam

January 20, 2016

At Gleim, we read every testimonial and piece of feedback our customers give. We usually use this information to refine our policies and procedures – to find out what works so that you have the best resources available when you sit down to study for your exam. But sometimes, a testimonial also gets passed around the office to brighten everyone’s day and remind us why we do the things we do. When Justin Stephens told us in a testimonial that he passed all three parts of the EA Exam on his first attempt with less than six months to study, we were very encouraged and curious to learn more, so Justin graciously agreed to answer our questions.

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New Ways for EA Candidates to Stay Informed

January 20, 2016

Gleim now has additional ways for you to follow us and stay up to date on a daily basis along with the EA Candidate Forum.

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Difference between the EA designation and AFSP – Record of Completion?

July 31, 2014

Question: What is the difference between the EA designation and the AFSP – Record of Completion?

Answer: An EA is a credentialed tax return preparer and can represent anyone before the IRS.In addition, if you are already a CPA or hold some other accounting designation, having your EA will allow you to advertise your tax expertise.

The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) is a voluntary program designed to encourage tax return preparers to participate in continuing education (CE) courses. Un-enrolled and un-credentialed return preparers can elect to voluntarily take continuing education each year in preparation for filing season and receive an Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion.

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Steps to become an EA – Step 8

July 31, 2014

Steps to become an EA – Step 8

Congratulations on becoming an Enrolled Agent! You used Gleim to prepare for this difficult exam, and now you are enjoying the success of passing.

At this point, you must maintain your CPE hours. Gleim offers a wide selection of online CPE courses. They are everything you need to stay current in an interactive, easy-to-use environment.

You may decide to pursue other certifications. Gleim offers review materials for the CPA, CMA, and CIA exams as well.

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Exam Dates

July 31, 2014

Question: I am thinking about taking the EA Exam. What are the dates of the exam?

Answer: The EA exam is offered during a continuous 10-month testing cycle beginning May 1 of each year and closes the last day of February the following year. For example, you may currently sit at a Prometric testing center that has an available testing appointment through February 28, 2014. The exam testing window will then be closed for March and April. You will be able to sit again beginning May 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015

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