So exciting to see the NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents) promoting the Enrolled Agent designation. Almost everyone has heard of CPAs (Certified Public Accountant) due to stronger advertising and lobbying from their national and state organizations but not as many are aware of the Enrolled Agent designation.
In a nutshell, not all CPAs are tax experts but ALL Enrolled Agents are tax experts. Thus NAEA’s slogan, “Enrolled Agents – America’s Tax Experts”!!
Excerpt from the article: “A 2011 survey commissioned by the NAEA found that 87 percent of consumers had never heard of an enrolled agent. Only enrolled agents, CPAs and attorneys may represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections or appeals. Of the three groups, EAs are the only ones that specialize strictly in taxation. While CPAs and attorneys frequently specialize in other areas such as audits, divorce, etc., all EAs focus on tax preparation and representation.”
Read the entire article here!!