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A much higher percentage of candidates are passing the EA exam than ever before. The exam is not necessarily easier, but candidates are more prepared given, they can review for the exam one part at a time. More than other candidates, Gleim candidates know what to expect and how to handle the new exam format....
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Avoid being distracted by advertised pass rates! Many review providers and programs advertise numbers of successful candidates and successful pass rates. Obviously, the best statistics are emphasized and often the customer is misled. The reported percentage may be that for first-time candidates, all candidates, candidates passing a specific part of the exam, candidates passing all...
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Many candidates who sat for parts of the EA exam between October 5, 2006, and December 1, 2006, will receive mailed grade reports this week. Grades are reported on a scale from 40 to 130 where 105 is passing. Do NOT try to calculate your percent correct from the scaled score. Candidates received different forms...
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There has been some confusion among EA candidates regarding carryover credit from previous EA exams. To retain credit, candidates must have met the retention requirements in effect for the 2005 exam. Grade reports sent for previous exams indicate whether the candidate retained credit for passing parts. To alleviate some confusion, the IRS will mail letters...
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Retaining credit for parts passed is much easier under the new exam system. Candidates automatically retain credit for parts passed for two years from the test date. This policy implies that candidates must pass all three parts within any 24 month period. Transitioning passed parts under the old paper-and-pencil system to the new, computerized system...
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The structure of EA Gleim Online will change by July 24th, as to reflect the format of the new, three-part, computerized EA exam. This change is a reorganization of the already updated content of Gleim Online. There will be a few further changes to the course in August. Our previous editions of EA Review contained...
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The IRS recently provided further information regarding the changes to the Enrolled Agent exam. Based on the tasks and knowledge required of an enrolled agent, the IRS has changed the exam from four to three parts. The parts of the new exam will be: Part 1 – Individuals Part 2 – Businesses Part 3 –...
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Every year, certified Enrolled Agents are required by the IRS to complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education credit. As of last summer, those hours must include 2 hours of ethics or professional conduct. Gleim has been approved by the IRS to sponsor continuing education and was among the first sponsors to have...
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The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has recently completed Phase I of the CPE audit of Enrolled Agents. Approximately 350 randomly selected Enrolled Agents verified the CPE hours they claimed on their most recent Form 8554, Renewal Application of Enrolled Agents. The purpose of the audit was to verify the compliance of courses taken compared...
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