What does it mean to be an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor?
As an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, Deb is an expert in QuickBooks installation, setup, payroll, reporting, and other day-to-day functions of the software. Beware of other so called QuickBooks “experts” as only Certified ProAdvisors have completed QuickBooks’ extensive training. Deb achieved the Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor designation in late 2007. Out of more than 44,000 ProAdvisors in the country, approximately 15,000 are Certified and only 990 hold the Advanced ProAdvisor certification.
Can I afford to have Greenleaf handle my company’s books?
Deb can help you both save and earn money. First and foremost, by outsourcing your bookkeeping, you are free to spend your time making sales and bringing in new business. Secondly, having your books done properly from the beginning helps you avoid the high costs of fixing errors at tax time. Also, Deb helps you save by giving you expert bookkeeping without having to pay for a full-time, full-charge bookkeeper. Deb can also teach your assistant or clerk to take care of the day-to-day tasks while Deb acts as Controller on a monthly basis. Please call today for pricing information.
What is an Enrolled Agent?
Enrolled Agents (EAs) are individuals with demonstrated technical proficiency in taxation who can represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service.
How can EAs help Taxpayers?
EAs are equipped to handle the most complex tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, or other tax entities.
What differentiates EAs from other tax practitioners?
EAs are required to demonstrate expertise in matters of taxation before they may represent taxpayers before the IRS. Unlike CPAs or Attorneys, who mayor may not choose to specialize in taxes. All EAs specialize in taxation. EAs are the only tax practitioners who obtain their right to practice from an agency of the United States Government. CPAs and Attorneys are licensed by individual estates.
How does one become an EA?
An individual can become an EA in one of two ways:
- Perhaps the most well-known is completing the rigorous two-day IRS Special Enrollment Examination. This exam probes taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts, procedures and ethics. Successful candidates must also undergo a background check conducted by the IRS.
- The second way is through application based upon employment with the IRS.
Are EAs required to remain current in taxation?
EAs are unique as the ONLY group of taxpractitioners required to maintain their credentials by earning (72 hours) continuing education in taxation.
Are EAs bound by any Ethical Standards?
EAs must abide by the standards of ethical conduct contained in the U.S. Treasury Department Circular 230. EAs found to be in violation of the provisions contained in circular 230 may be suspended or disbarred.