Q&A With Bill: What Does "EA" Mean?

William D. Truax, EA

William D. Truax, EA

EA stands for "Enrolled Agent" which is a professional designation given to those who've earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

In order to receive this prestigious accolade, participants must either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. EA status is the highest credential the IRS awards to tax professionals. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Enrolled Agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), have unlimited practice rights. This means they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.

William D. Truax, EA, and his friendly team of Enrolled Agents and licensed tax preparers have been helping individuals and businesses with even the most complex tax needs for over 30 years. They understand how the tax system works and offer a full spectrum of financial services to help you stay organized while getting the most out of your return.

In addition, Mr. Truax is a member of the Bar of the United States Tax Court – a privilege very few EAs are granted. He is also a fellow and Accredited Tax Advisor of the National Association of Tax Professionals and a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

For more information, please visit www.truax.net or click below to schedule a free consultation today!