Enrolled agents earn the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Get the training you need to become an Enrolled Agent through Thomas Nelson.
This Enrolled Agent training will prepare you for the SEE exams.
Part I: May 10, $295 Individual
Study individual taxation, including filing status, forms and documents, calculating basis, capital gains and losses, foreign reporting, personal exemptions, deductions, and requirements for electronic filing.
Part II: August 16, $375 Business
Part III: November 29, $100 - Representation, Practices, and Procedures
Enrolled Agent professional and ethical requirements, records maintenance, electronic filing, rules and penalties. Review representation for building taxpayer cases including documentation, legal authority, reference, collections, penalty abatements, audits, exams and appeals.
I decided to become an Enrolled Agent because I love the puzzle that is taxation. With a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art, I thought it would be very difficult to make the career switch. When I found information on becoming an Enrolled Agent, it opened up a whole new door for me... I've gained a wide scope of knowledge that I can now apply during tax season and beyond to help clients get the best results possible with not just their returns, but with any issues they may face outside of tax preparation. One of the other great benefits to this designation is that even though I am so young, the license will follow me to any state, wherever life takes me, because it is a Federal license.
- Brie Warrington, Enrolled Agent age 24
Enrolled Agent Instructors:
Mary A. Kelly, EA, is a Tax Compliance Specialist with Malvin Riggins & Company PC in the Hampton Roads area. Mary has served as President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of Virginia Society for Enrolled Agents since 2015. She currently serves as Director and Education Committee Member of the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents. She has been a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents since 2013 and is a 2016 Graduate Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. Mary has a BA in Business Management from Virginia Wesleyan College.
Beth Parziale, EA has been an Enrolled Agent since 2008 and has worked in tax accounting since 1997. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and has lived in Williamsburg since graduating from the College of William & Mary in 1995. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and a fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. In 2008, Beth assumed responsibility for Hunter Associates Tax Services in where she continues to actively practice today.
Deirdre Rice is an Enrolled Agent with a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of New Mexico. With 15 years of relevant work experience, she currently enjoys the position of Managing Partner at Gloucester Bookkeeping. She is a member of both the National Association of Enrolled Agents as well as the Hampton Roads local chapter of the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents. Her book on personal service contracts entitled "Take This Job and Staff It" is available online.
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