As an Enrolled agent, Patricia Murphy will personally handle and represent your tax problems to negotiate a tax settlement for unpaid back taxes with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board on your behalf. But what is an IRS Enrolled Agent?

Torrance Tax Services

Come to Patty’s Income Tax Solutions in Torrance, for the best tax service representation available. With an IRS Enrolled Agent on staff, we have unlimited practice rights that allow us to personally and aggressively negotiate with the necessary agencies on your behalf. Not only can we provide tax services to individuals, but are able to work with businesses and corporations as well.

What is an enrolled agent?

An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.

What does the term “Enrolled Agent” mean?

“Enrolled” means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and “Agent” means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer at the IRS. Only Enrolled Agents, attorneys, and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the IRS. The Enrolled Agent profession dates back to 1884 when, after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the U.S. Treasury Department.

What are the differences between Enrolled Agents and other tax professionals?

Enrolled Agents (EA’s) are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in matters of taxation before they may represent a taxpayer before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who can choose to NOT specialize in taxes, all Enrolled Agents specialize in taxes. EA’s are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their right to practice from the U.S. government (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by their state).

Enrolled Agents advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. EA’s expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers audited by the IRS.