Enrolled Agent (EA)
What it is:
How it works/Example:
To become an EA, a person has to pass a three-part comprehensive
The EA designation is the highest one the confers, and EAs have the authority to represent any for any tax matter.
Why it matters:
tax advisors are EAs. Treasury Department Circular No. 230 sets forth the requirements for who can practice before the .
EAs and other tax advisors might help a client structure his assets such that his estate are lower. They might help a company organize itself so that its shareholders pay less in taxes or so that an acquisition does not generate a large tax liability.