An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of practicing, that is, representing taxpayers, before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can practice before.
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.
July, 2003- Steven P Bigos Passes Two Day Enrolled Agent Examination
Steven P. Bigos has demonstrated special competence in tax matters by taking a 2 day, 4 part written examination given by the U.S. Treasury Department and passed a background check to ensure that he has not engaged in any conduct that would justify the suspension or disbarment of enrolled agent from practice before the IRS. The topics include:
Part 1- Individual Income Taxes
Part 2- Sole Proprietorships, and Partnerships.
Part 3- Corporations (including S Corporations), Fiduciaries, Estate and Gift Tax and Trusts
Part 4- Ethics, Record keeping procedures, appeal procedures, exempt organizations, retirement plans, practioner penalty provisions, research materials and collections procedures.