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EA = Tax Prepares in the USA

3 Exams | 6-8 Months | Jobs in Big 4

The Enrolled Agent is a highest Tax qualification in US having a privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.


The EA Exam is officially known as Special Enrollment Exam (SEE).

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Exam Eligibility:

  • Candidates should be at least 18 years old
  • Candidates must obtain a PTIN to sit for SEE Exams

Certificate Eligibility:

  • Passing all 3 papers of the SEE Exam is required
  • Completing Form 23 for the licensing application is

Exam Eligibility:

  • Candidates should be at least 18 years old
  • Candidates must obtain a PTIN to sit for SEE Exams

Certificate Eligibility:

  • Passing all 3 papers of the SEE Exam is required
  • Completing Form 23 for the licensing application is
  • 3 Part exam with 100 MCQs each
  • Pass Marks: 105 from a total of 130 marks
  • Tax Advisor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Guide
  • PTIN registration or renewal - 19.75$ (2024)
  • Examination - 259$ Per Part
  • Enrollment to practice before IRS application – 140$

WHY EA?




Global Qualification
Work in Big 4
Single Level Exam
Federal Tax
Designation
Representation Authority before IRS
Course duration 6-8 months only

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EA EXAM PARTS



Total Exams = 3


Part 1 - Individual Taxation

Part 2 - Business

Part 3 - Representation before IRS



EA PROMETRIC LOCATIONS/CENTRES IN INDIA

Ahmedabad

Bangalore

Gurgoan



Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ's)

An Enrolled Agent (EA) is the only federally licensed tax practitioner specializing in all areas of taxation. Enrolled Agents represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax issues, including audits, collections and appeals.

EA contains 3 parts

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Representation, practices & procedures

You can take all 3 together but it is suggested to go for 1 paper compared to three at a time.

Each paper can be taken 3 times in a year

It is best if you take assistance in the form of a coaching class than going for self-preparation because coaching classes help you to cover the topic in detail and gives a lot of practical examples to ensure that you are well prepared for the exams.

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The enrolled agent training includes IRS regulations, tax law related matters, and various situations related to the taxpayer. And most importantly, how the best and most effective outcome could be obtained for the taxpayer.

No, It is suggested to take 1 paper at a time.

Because of covid19 pandemic issues exams are conducted in AUG & NOV’2020.

Yes EA exams are conducted in India in all the metro cities for further information find the below link

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It should be completed within 2 years from the date of completion of the first exam.

Each paper can be taken 3 times in a year

  • Obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number;
  • Apply to take the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE);
  • Achieve passing scores on all 3 parts of the SEE;
  • Apply for enrollment;
  • Pass a suitability check, which will include tax compliance to ensure that you have filed all necessary tax returns and there are no outstanding tax liabilities; and criminal background.

The IRS selected Prometric to develop and administer the EA exam. The Exam Content Outlines (ECOs) and test questions were developed based on the survey's findings. The different parts of the exam can be taken in any order. Each year, some changes should be expected from prior examinations as emphasis shifts based on subsequent findings and since tax laws are passed or repealed.

The only requirement is that applicants must pass all three sections in order to earn the EA certification. Prometric maintains a website where candidates can learn more about the SEE and register for the test.

There is a $203.00 fee per part paid at the time of appointment scheduling. The test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Education & Experience:

There isn't any particular educational or experience requirement for the exam. However, candidates should be proficient in answering income and tax accounting questions.

Examination:

You need to pass all three exam parts within a period of 2 years. You must have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) renewed within the last year in order to register for the examination successfully.

Ethics:

You need to pass a suitability check which includes both a tax compliance check and a criminal background check. In order to maintain your designation, you would need to complete 2 hours of ethics continuing professional education each year after you pass your exam.

  • Become completely knowledgeable about the EA Exam.
  • Applicants must obtain or review a PTIN.
  • Schedule your EA exam.
  • Prepare your study schedule for the EA exam.
  • Take the Exam.

  • Being an EA gives one the opportunity to grow and move forward in their career.
  • Being an EA increases your earning potential by an average of 10%.
  • It is a prestigious credential and therefore, will, in turn, earn the respect of others.
  • Helps you establish your expertise and improve your accounting skills and knowledge.
  • Will help you with your personal as well as professional development.

Practice before the IRS includes all matters related to presentations for the IRS, regarding client's rights, privileges and liability under laws and regulations that are administered by the IRS.

Yes, EA exams are conducted in India in all the metro cities and for further information, find the below link.Click Here

PTIN stands for the Preparer tax identification number. It can be applied at any time during the year and should be renewed every year.

All those who have completed +2 are eligible to enroll in the EA course.

Each part contains 100 MCQ’s with a duration of 3.5 hours and there is a 15 min break after completing 1 section (i.e., after completing 50 MCQ’s) Results are announced immediately once the exam gets over and students can take the printout of their results.

203$ per part