Kristine M. Collins, EA, has been a practicing accounting and tax practitioner for over 20 years.
Enrolled Agent (EA)- What is an Enrolled Agent?
An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.
What are the differences between Enrolled Agents and other tax professionals?
Only Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in matters of taxation before they may represent a taxpayer before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation. Enrolled Agents are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their right to practice from the U.S. government (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by the states)
For more information on Enrolled Agents please visit the NATP website
Quick Books Pro Advisor:
Who are Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors?
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors are independent CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, computer consultants and trainers who work with small businesses and who have completed a rigorous and comprehensive QuickBooks curriculum developed by Intuit. They understand the challenges you face and can offer guidance on everything from complex accounting questions and payroll interpretation to mastering advanced features of QuickBooks.