Enrolled Agent Boot Camp, Oct 21-25, 2019, Las Vegas, NV 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 prepare for a successful 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 Oct 21 – 25, 2019 Part 1 Oct 21 – 22, 2019 Part 2 Oct 23 – 25, 2019 Part 3 Oct 22, 2019 Executive Members Rate: $1349.00 Full Members Rate: $1449.00 Non-Member Rate: $1649.00 Executive Members Rate: $309.00 Full Members Rate: $329.00 Non-Member Rate: $479.00 Executive … Read More
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.
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It is that special time of year again for enrolled agents to renew their EA licenses with IRS if your Social Security number (SSN) ends in 7, 8, or 9, or if you do not have a Social Security number. The renewal period begins November 1st and ends January 31st. For EAs with SSNs that terminate in 7, 8, or 9, you are required to renew your licenses with IRS as governed by Circular 230. This also applies to EAs who do not have a Social Security number. If it is your time to renew, then you may renew your license online through pay.gov. Once you have renewed online and it has been processed, your license will not need to be renewed for another three years beginning April 1, 2018. Please allow up to 90 days for processing from the date you renewed online. Mailing your renewal application may cause delays in processing. The renewal period ends January 31st. Do not renew late or you may experience excessive problems next summer. Your EA license card should indicate that the expiration date falls on March 31, 2018. That is not the time to renew. January 31 is the deadline to renew your license. Please renew online when the renewal … Read More
IRS to Inactivate/Terminate EAs Who Haven’t Renewed: Beginning in June 2017, the Internal Revenue Service will send letters to EAs whose enrollment status is being inactivated or terminated because of failure to renew. EAs with SSNs ending in 4, 5, or 6, who did not renew for the 2017 cycle will have their enrollment placed in inactive status. Anyone in inactive status can still submit a late renewal for approval with proof of CE. Over 4,000 notices are expected to be sent informing the tax professional that they have been moved into inactive status. EAs with SSNs ending in 4, 5, or 6, who have not renewed for the 2014 and 2017 cycles will have their enrollment placed in terminated status. Anyone in terminated status must re-take the SEE to apply for re-enrollment. If you have questions about your enrollment status, please contact the Office of Enrollment at 855-472-5540. Annual Enrollment Renewal Application Period for EAs: The 2017 Enrollment Renewal Application Period was open from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Per U.S. Treasury Department Circular No. 230 (Rev. 6-2014), all Enrolled Agents are required to renew their EA status during this time frame if their SSN ends in … Read More
The IRS sent renewal reminder messages on November 7th to enrolled agents with social security numbers that end in 7, 8 or 9, and those who do not have an SSN that they must renew their status by January 31, 2015 in order to remain eligible to practice before the IRS. The renewal cycle is every three years, depending on the last digit in your social security number, and you must obtain 72 hours of continuing education every three years of which you must obtain a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education per year (2 of which must be on ethics). • Renew your license using Form 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the IRS, at www.pay.gov between November 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015. • Go to www.pay.gov and enter “8554” in the Search Public Forms box on the left-hand side. • Complete the online form and pay the $30 renewal fee. • Renewals may take up to 90 days to process. All enrolled agents must also have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) which is entered on Form 8554. If your contact information has changed since the time of your last renewal, notify the IRS by fax or … Read More