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.
Enrolled Agent fees are increasing. The IRS has announced that the fees for Enrolled Agent applications and renewals will be changing effective June 12, 2019, as follows: Increase the amount of both the enrollment and renewal user fee for enrolled agents from $30 to $67; and Remove the initial enrollment user fee and increase the amount of the renewal user fee for enrolled retirement plan agents from $30 to $67. In November 2018, IRS issued proposed regulations that would increase the amount of both the enrollment and renewal user fee for enrolled agents from $30 to $67. The proposed regulations would also remove the initial enrollment user fee for enrolled retirement plan agents currently in Reg §300.10 because IRS no longer offers initial enrollment as an enrolled retirement plan agent. In addition, the proposed regulations would also increase the amount of the renewal user fee for enrolled retirement plan agents from $30 to $67. The IRS has now finalized the regulations without any change. The increased fees are effective on June 12, 2019. For more information, click here.
2019 EA Boot Camp, New Orleans, LA As an Enrolled Agent (EA) you can represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, command higher fees and be recognized as a respected tax professional. Energize your existing tax practice or hit the ground running as you start a new career by becoming an EA. By attending NSTP’s EA Boot Camp, you will master tax basics and be equipped to pass the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE). Our highly experienced instructors will present information to help you to master tax basics and successfully prepare for the SEE. Tax return preparers may earn up to five hours of Federal Tax continuing education credit for each of Parts 1 and 2, and two credit hours of Ethics for Part 3. The maximum amount of SEE prep program is 12 credit hours total. SEE Test Preparation CE is not available to EAs, or ERPAs. Full Course Rates May 20-24 Part 1 Rates May 20-21 Part 2 Rates May 22-24 Part 3 Rates May 21 Executive Member: $1349.00 Executive Member: $309.00 Executive Member: $899.00 Executive Member: $259.00 Full Member: $1449.00 Full Member: $329.00 Full Member: $949.00 Full Member Rate: $279.00 Non-Member: $1649.00 Non-Member Rate: $479.00 Non-Member: $1149.00 Non-Member … Read More
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The IRS is providing a new enrolled agent logo that EAs may use in marketing materials. The new logo replaces a logo IRS created in 2012. While use of the new logo is optional, use of the prior logo must cease. The prior logo contains a likeness of a government insignia, which by law limits its use to officers and employees of departments and agencies of the United States. We apologize for this error and any confusion that we may have caused. Enrolled agents have until October 31, 2018 to discontinue use of the logo containing the IRS eagle. The obsolete logo may not appear in any publications, advertising, websites, business cards, or other communications with clients or prospective clients. For further guidance on marketing materials, please refer to Circular 230, particularly § 10.30 regarding Solicitation. Active enrolled agents can obtain the logo by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “EA logo.” An announcement about the logo has been posted to the EA News page on IRS.gov at: https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/enrolled-agent-news
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