Status of Enrolled Agents

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Status of Enrolled Agents

Status of Enrolled Agents

This year’s enrolled agent renewal cycle has finished, and the IRS is now beginning the annual clean-up of those who have Social Security Numbers ending in 0, 1, 2, or 3 and did not timely renew.

Those who did not renew during the 2016 and 2019 cycles will be moved to terminated status (2,700+). Those who did not renew during the 2019 cycle will be moved to inactive status (4,900+).

Letters will be sent to all affected Enrolled Agents beginning this week advising them of the IRS planned action.  See letter samples here and here.

Anyone in inactive status can still submit a late renewal for approval; with proof of continuing education. Anyone in terminated status must re-take the Special Enrollment Exam (IRS SEE) to apply for re-enrollment.

If an EA disagrees and has a record of previously renewing their EA status, they should contact the number on the letter they receive.