People seem to only think of tax attorneys, when they are looking for IRS relief. Very few taxpayers know what an enrolled agent does and how they can help. Personally, I believe enrolled agents are just as helpful as tax attorneys for most tax problems.
The National Association of Enrolled Agents gives this description:
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 me introduce you to Laura Kennington. She is an enrolled agent that helps hundreds of clients find a successful resolution every month. If you have a tax question, Laura has the answer. She answered a few questions about enrolled agents and her professional history. I think you’ll see why I’m glad to have her on the IRS Hitman Team at Tax Defense Network.
What does an enrolled agent have to do to keep their status with the IRS?
The IRS requires enrolled agents to take a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every year including ethics and tax update. Since the tax laws can be complicated and challenging I exceed the minimum with an average of 50 hours a year.
How long have you been working in the tax field?
As an enrolled agent? I have been an enrolled agent for 2 years and worked in the tax field professionally for the past 7 years as a tax preparer and master tax advisor.
What are some accomplishments or cases that you are particularly proud of?
My client received notice from the IRS that he owed $97,000 in taxes on money he inherited. He used the inheritance to purchase a home for his family and pay for his daughter’s college. With no money left to pay the tax he thought the seizure of his home was certain. After reviewing his tax return and amending an error he received $107 refund.
What does your status as an enrolled agent allow you to do for our clients?
As an enrolled I represent my clients before the IRS to negotiate an affordable resolution for their tax matters and protect them against collections.
What’s the best advice you would give to taxpayers?
Don't tackle the IRS alone when you can have a team of tax professionals to protect your rights, saving you time, money and a tremendous amount of stress.
Take Laura’s advice! Don’t take on the IRS alone. Get help from the best. Call 888-415-1337 or fill out the submission form for a free consultation!
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