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.
ICYMI: IRS Ending Certain Transcript Faxing Services On June 28, 2019 the IRS will end its faxing service for individual and business tax transcripts, and on July 1, 2019, the IRS will end its third-party mailing options from the Form 4506 series. IRS announced numerous safeguards to protect taxpayer transcripts last year, and the agency has worked with professional associations to assure that tax and accounting professionals still have access to the information needed for tax preparation. The IRS has presented alternatives which require you to register and have an e-Services account that is protected by two-factor authentication. Tax professionals also have several options to obtain tax transcripts necessary for tax preparation or representation as follows: Use IRS.gov or the IRS2Go app to access Get Transcript Online; after verifying their identities, taxpayers may immediately download or print their transcript, or Use IRS.gov or the IRS2Go app to access Get Transcript by Mail; transcript will be delivered within 10 days to the address of record, or Call 800-908-9946 for an automated Get Transcript by Mail feature, or Submit Form 4506-T or 4506T-EZ to have a transcript mailed to the address of record. Tax professionals also have several options to obtain tax … Read More
Introduction to Taxpayer Representation NSTP is offering a new course to help you prepare to represent your clients effectively, taught by Isaac R. McRae, III, MST, EA, and NTPI Fellow. To register today or for more information about Introduction to Taxpayer Representation, to be held on June 24-25, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, VA, click here. Tax professionals who can represent a taxpayer before the IRS have a leg up on those who aren’t prepared. Attorneys, Enrolled Agents, and CPAs have unlimited representation rights, and can represent a taxpayer on any tax matter, regardless of who prepared the return. All other tax professionals have limited representation rights with the appropriate credentials. The Introduction to Taxpayer Representation course will help you effectively represent your client before the IRS whether in a full or limited representation capacity, and is taught by Isaac R. McRae III, a highly respected Enrolled Agent who also holds an MST and is an NTPI Fellow. REGISTER TODAY for Introduction to Taxpayer Representation, to be held on June 24-25, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, VA. A credentialed taxpayer representative can competently represent their clients if they are prepared in the following areas: Audit selection … Read More
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