Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committee on Tax Return Preparation on April 4, 2006

…current-year returns may on rare occasion have use for it, those who provide representation services find it phenomenally useful. The Service’s refusal to open e-services to all Circular 230 practitioners opens the agency to a criticism I have heard often, namely that while the agency has in place a framework prescribing competency and ethics and holding EAs, attorneys, and CPAs to a higher standard (i.e., Circular 230), the agency consistently fails to support its licensed practitioners. The IRS web page…

NAEA Testifies on 2006 Filing Season before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee

…EAs are the only tax professionals tested by IRS on their knowledge of tax law and regulations. EAs provide tax preparation, representation, tax planning, and other financial services to millions of individual and business taxpayers. EAs adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct and are required by IRS to take continuing professional education. Like attorneys and CPAs, EAs are governed by Treasury Circular 230 in their practice before the IRS. Since its founding in 1972, NAEA has been…

Testimony Before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee

…Enrolled Agent license was created in 1884 and has a long and storied past, today’s EAs are the only tax professionals tested by IRS on their knowledge of tax law and regulations. They provide tax preparation, representation, tax planning and other financial services to millions of individual and business taxpayers. EAs adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct and are required by IRS to take Continuing Professional Education. Like attorneys and Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents are governed…

Testimony before the IRS Oversight Board

…business taxpayers. EAs adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct and are required by IRS to take Continuing Professional Education. Like attorneys and Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents are governed by Treasury Circular 230 in their practice before the IRS. Since its founding in 1972, NAEA has been the Enrolled Agents’ primary advocate before Congress and the IRS. NAEA has affiliates and chapters in 42 states. For additional information about NAEA, please go to our website at www.naea.org….

NAEA Statement for the Record, Senate Finance Committee Hearing

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ENROLLED AGENTS SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE APRIL 8, 2014 “…most people would be astounded to find out that while their barber or manicurist is licensed, their preparer may not be. Comparing the downside of a bad hair cut to incorrect tax return makes it clear it is time to establish federal standards to ensure basic competency and ethical behavior.” Francis X. Degen, EA, Past President, NAEA US House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee…

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