Press Release- Jim Mahan Awarded Enrolled Agent Status

Jim Mahan Awarded Enrolled Agent Status


October 14, 2014-- Hurt and Associates, Inc. is happy to announce that Jim Mahan has been awarded Enrolled Agent status. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

In a very real sense, Enrolled Agents are America's tax experts!

EAs are federally empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS. EA status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS and is recognized across all 50 U.S. states.  

An Enrolled Agent can advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any entities that need to file taxes. Enrolled Agents' expertise enable them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels with the IRS.

In addition to the stringent testing and application process, the IRS requires EAs to complete 72 hours of continuing education, reporting every three years. Because of these requirements, there are only about 46,000 practicing Enrolled Agents in the whole country.

Only EAs are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in all areas of taxation, representation and ethics before they are given represtation rights before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who are state licensed and who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation.

Hurt and Associates, Inc. congratulates Jim on this momentous accomplishment.