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Iowa Proposing to Regulate Tax Preparers — And EAs Get Shorted As Usual

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

UPDATE: THE BILL FAILED TO MAKE IT OUT OF "FUNNEL WEEK" AND IS DEAD ... FOR 2016 ANYWAY ----- The Iowa legislature still hasn't set the state's tax laws for 2015 (as far as conforming with federal law). But the legislature has had time to propose a bill to regulate tax preparers in Iowa. And as [...]

Why Yes, I Am “Just” An Enrolled Agent

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com I recently got a fascinating email from a CPA who decided she needed to inform me that she was unsubscribing from my blog. Here is what she wrote: I apologize, I didn’t realize you’re just an enrolled agent.  I’m not interested.  Thank you. (Actual e-mail to me from a CPA, [...]

It’s Pointless for EAs to Attack CPAs

By | April 7th, 2015|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , |

CPAs and EAs are sometimes at each other's throats about which designation is better. Such debates accomplish little.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About EAs, #5: EAs are the Only Pros Required to Take Tax CPE

By | January 15th, 2015|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

The tax-preparation field has a lot of “wild west” characteristics. Anyone can prepare a tax return, whether they hold a license or not. A person need not even have any prior experience before preparing taxes for compensation. Of all of the preparers in the tax world, only Enrolled Agents are required to take continuing education in [...]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About EAs, #3: Two Ways to the EA

By | December 12th, 2014|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

There are 2 ways to become an Enrolled Agent

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