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September 10, 2015 Clubs and Organizations

SCF, FSEA and Gleim Publications Join Forces

Bradenton, Florida – An enrolled agent (EA) is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by passing a thorough background check and a three-part comprehensive test governed by the Internal Revenue Service covering individual and business tax returns called the special enrollment exam (SEE).

The State College of Florida is offering a non-credit, comprehensive 7-week course through which enrollees will receive classroom-led instruction from local Florida Society of Enrolled Agent (FSEA) members, utilizing course materials from Gleim Publications, the Preferred EA Review Provider of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). The SCF, FSEA, and Gleim collaboration is an integral part of Educating America: Bringing the EA Profession to U.S. Colleges --- a NAEA strategic initiative.

According to FSEA Public Relations Chairman and local chapter president, Stephen Mead, EA; “I am thrilled to be a part of this exceptional collaboration and hope it will help put to rest the phrase, “You’re an Enrolled Agent, that’s great! What’s an EA?’”

Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), have unlimited practice rights. This means they 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. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards and has roots that date back to when Congress authorized the Enabling Act of 1884. “Enrolled Agent status allows just about anyone who can pass the rigorous three part exam and a federal background check to function as a ‘non-lawyer tax attorney’ which is my elevator-version of EA’s.”; according to Mead.

Courses are expected to begin September 22, 2015 and interested parties should call Lee Kotwicki at State College of Florida before (941) 363-7218 for further details and information.

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