About Musselman Tax and Bookkeeping, Inc.
Let me talk about myself…..
I am an Enrolled Agent with over 30 years of experience tho I suppose that dates me! There are only about 50,000 of us across the nation…..here is an excerpt from the IRS website:
Enrolled Agent InformationAn enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.
More about Enrolled Agents
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. Learn more about enrolled agents in Treasury Department Circular 230 (PDF).In summary, an Enrolled Agent is: “enrolled to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service,” “enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service,” and “admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.”
This is from Forbes magazine:
If you get audited, though, there are a limited number of people who can represent you before the IRS. In principle, it is a large number – in the 2,000,000 range. In practice, most of the roughly 1.2 million attorneys and roughly 650,000 CPAs who, in principle, could represent you at an audit are really not qualified. Especially some of the attorneys. Just kidding. On a percentage basis, you will do better with the almost 50,000 enrolled agents. Enrolled Agents earn the designation by passing an exam administered by the IRS.