Become an Enrolled Agent

What does it mean to be an Enrolled Agent, may I ask?

 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.

Let’s say I am interested, how do I become one?

 There are multiple steps in the process to becoming an Enrolled Agent, including the following:

  • Obtaining your PTIN
  • Passing the Special Enrollment Examination
  • Passing a background check and more.

Click on the NAEA link below for more detail and instruction on becoming an Enrolled Agent!

How to become an Enrolled Agent

This all seems complicated; what is in it for me?

After becoming an Enrolled Agent you will have earned the highest credential the IRS awards. That being said, you will now hold the power to represent a taxpayer before the IRS without any limitation. As an Enrolled Agent, this unrestricted access presents opportunities to increase your income since it allows you to offer a wider range of tax services to the general public.

Ahh! I’m finally an EA, what now?

Come join the MSEA family!