EA Blog

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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 –...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
According to the IRS website, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is in the process of sending CPE Audit letters to approximately 300 Enrolled Agents with Social Security numbers ending in 4, 5, or 6. All Enrolled Agents must certify on the Application for Renewal form that they have satisfied the CPE requirements as described...
Read More
This Study Tip concerns understanding examination questions. Many candidates believe they understand an exam question because they read it. That false assumption usually leads to the wrong answers. To avoid these unpleasant encounters with difficult exam questions, consider taking these steps to fully comprehend these inquiries: For each question answered, indicate “Y” (Yes, I know...
Read More
According to the IRS, Enrolled Agents with Social Security Numbers ending in 7, 8, or 9 (and foreign citizens without a Social Security Number) must renew their enrollment between November 1, 2005 and January 31, 2006. The application for renewal has been mailed out automatically to these Enrolled Agents. If you did not receive a...
Read More
1 20 21 22