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WHAT DOES "ENROLLED AGENT" MEAN?

An Enrolled Agent or "EA" is a licensed professional authorized to appear before the IRS. "Enrolled" means he or she is licensed by the federal government. "Agent" means the person is authorized to appear in place of the taxpayer at the Internal Revenue Service. Only EAs, attorneys, and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the administrative levels of the IRS. The Enrolled Agent profession dates back to 1884 when Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the Treasury Department.


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