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Question: If I am an EA, do I need an AFSP – Record of Completion? Answer: This program is not designed, directed or intended for credentialed preparers who already possess a much higher level of qualification. However, if an attorney, certified professional accountant, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, or enrolled actuary seeks to participate...
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Why Should You Become an Enrolled Agent? As of January 1, 2011, all paid tax return preparers must obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) before preparing returns. Tax Return Preparers with a Provisional PTIN will have until December 31, 2013 to pass a competency exam. Enrolled Agents (EAs), along with Certified Public Accountants and...
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Tax Laws Tested on the EA Exam The Enrolled Agent (EA) exam will use the tax laws, rules, and regulations in affect as of 12/31/11 starting May 1, 2012. The cycle for the EA exam is from May 1 through the end of February each year.
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On January 1, 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Candidates preparing for the 2013 version of the EA exam (ie, the EA exam that will be given beginning May 1, 2013) should be aware of the more significant changes, which include: Individuals who...
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This week we present the fifth installment in our series on poor study habits that you should avoid while you prepare for the EA exam. This is the fifth in our series of bad habits to avoid. Click here to see bad habit #4. Bed Time Explanation: While beds may keep you cozy and care-free,...
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Make Your Study Plan Official A study plan is called a plan for a reason. It is imperative that you know when you will study ahead of time so it is scheduled into your day and week, and then written in your calendar. As soon as you decide to take the exam, maximize your opportunity...
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Question: When will the EA Exam start testing 2012 tax law? Answer: Beginning May 1 of each year the EA Exam will test the previous year’s tax laws. Gleim typically releases a new edition of EA Review a couple months before the new laws are tested. Those tax laws will be covered through the last...
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You must FIRST register each time you sit for an exam part prior to making an appointment. For instance, if you fail an exam, you must register again before attempting to schedule a new appointment.
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Start Studying Smarter With Gleim EA Review 2013 Gleim has released the new EA Review System featuring more user-friendly navigation and completely updated content. The new 2013 edition for EA Review includes improvements and changes based on valued customer feedback as well as content updates that reflect what will be tested in 2013. Candidates should...
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