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Basic Enrolled Agent Facts

As the new testing window approaches and you work toward preparing for the exam, we should take some time and revisit some basic facts about Enrolled Agents to remember how important this certification is:

  • The Enrolled Agent license was created in 1884
  • There are about 46,000 EAs practicing nationwide
  • EAs are the only tax professionals tested by the IRS on their knowledge of tax law and regulations
  • EAs provide tax preparation, representation, tax planning, and other financial services to millions of individual and business taxpayers
  • EAs adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct
  • EAs are required by the IRS to take Continuing Professional Education
  • Like attorneys and Certified Public Accountants, EAs are governed by Treasury Circular 230 in their practice before the IRS

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