It’s a holiday week, so I’m re-posting popular blog posts from the past. This is one of my favorites. It was among my first forays into editorial commentary and defending the EA designation.
Posted on the AccountingWEB website on Friday: a new article by me called “6 Things You Might Not Know About Enrolled Agents.”
The Iowa Society of Enrolled Agents is proud to announce that we are holding our first CPE event in nearly five years.
The Special Enrollment Exam to become an EA is not a tax-preparation exam
Information about enrolled agents: 5 things you didn’t know.
NAEA deserves credit for taking action to promote the EA brand.
I haven’t said anything about regulation of tax preparers in a long time, even though the IRS is now proposing a new, voluntary system for regulation of tax preparers, because my opposition to new designations has always been consistent. But there’ve been some posts about this on other tax blogs lately, and the National Association […]
What is an Enrolled Agent? The EA designation has existed since 1884 but sadly, EAs toil in obscurity (I once opined that EAs are like Liechtenstein while CPAs are like the United States). The National Association of Enrolled Agents has a great FAQ about EAs, which I am publishing in its entirety here: What is […]
Enrolled agents toil in obscurity. I’ve written about this before, such as this article where I ponder why EAs are such a crabby lot. And this article, where I equate CPAs to the United States and EAs to Liechtenstein. EAs spread around plenty of blame for our obscurity. We blame our designation — the fact […]
On June 26, Peter Reilly, a CPA who writes for Forbes, wrote a piece called “Enrolled Agents Deserve More Respect.” All I can say is, AMEN! I’m an Enrolled Agent and I am tired of being treated like a red-headed stepchild. I’m tired of having people call me a “CPA.” I’m tired of feeling the […]