While the Enrolled Agent license was created in 1884 and has a long and storied past, today’s EAs are the only tax professionals tested by IRS on their knowledge of tax law and regulations. They provide tax preparation, representation, tax planning and other financial services to millions of individual and business taxpayers. EAs adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct and are required by IRS to take Continuing Professional Education. Like attorneys and Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents are governed by Treasury Circular 230 in their practice before the IRS.
The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is the professional society representing Enrolled Agents (EAs), which number some 40,000 nationwide. Its 11,000 members are licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including examination, collection and appeals functions.
The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), belonging to the NAEA. is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization with more than 4,000 active Members. Our Mission is to foster the professionalism, business development and personal growth of our Members, protect their professional interests as they serve taxpayers, and enhance the awareness and role of the Enrolled Agent among members of the public, other professions and with governmental agencies.
Our purpose here at the Palomar Chapter of CSEA is to assist the governing CSEA in implementing and attaining its aims and goals in order to advance and improve all aspects of the Enrolled Agent. We cultivate a spirit of professional cooperation among the members along with a professional level of competence, character and integrity among the members. We represent the members' interests in their relationship with the State Society and its aims and programs.