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Feb 01, 2016, 17:37 ET Got Tax Questions? Get Free Answers on Tax Help Day, February 6, 2016

Let an Enrolled Agent tax expert answer your tax questions for free on Tax Help Day, February 6, 2016. Enrolled Agents, or EAs, specialize in...


Feb 13, 2015, 18:00 ET Enrolled Agents Credential Act Good News for Taxpayers

The Enrolled Agents Credential Act, introduced on February 10, 2015 by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA-03),...


Feb 03, 2015, 19:27 ET 5 Tips for Choosing a Tax Professional

Are you searching for a tax professional you can trust to do your taxes this year? You are not alone! About 60 percent of taxpayers use tax...


Jan 29, 2015, 19:07 ET Got Tax Questions? Get Answers on Tax Help Day, February 7, 2015

If you have questions about your taxes, get answers from an enrolled agent tax expert on Tax Help Day, February 7, 2015. Almost everyone has...


Jan 08, 2015, 13:59 ET Affordable Care Act Makes New Demands on Taxpayers

 Now that the new year has begun, taxpayers are starting to get ready for tax season. The IRS recently announced that tax season 2015...


Nov 17, 2014, 16:42 ET New Complications for Tax Returns

Due to the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), filing your taxes may be a much more complicated process than in previous years. The IRS is...


Sep 23, 2014, 15:56 ET Plan Your Tax Strategy Now

Many tax professionals agree that autumn is the best time of year for planning your tax strategy, because you still have time before the end of the...


Jan 30, 2014, 12:17 ET New Tax Laws in Effect

What Taxpayers Don't Know Could Hurt Them With the official start of the federal tax filing season on Friday, January 31, many taxpayers are...


Feb 01, 2013, 14:04 ET 100th Birthday of the U.S. Federal Income Tax

Enrolled Agents: America's Tax Experts  The first known written record of taxes dates back to ancient Egypt when grain, livestock or...


Jan 08, 2013, 21:35 ET California's Enrolled Agents Head to the State Capitol to Speak with Political Leaders

Enrolled Agents: America's Tax Experts WHO:  This event will be hosted by the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), which currently...


Aug 15, 2012, 20:08 ET How to Pick the Right Tax Professional to Help You Navigate California's Ever-Changing Tax Codes

The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), representing about 4,000 federally licensed tax professionals, is offering Californians guidance...


Feb 27, 2012, 17:47 ET Tax Alert for Home Businesses

Home-based businesses are an area in which even well-intentioned taxpayers can easily run afoul of the IRS. Common misconceptions among small...


Oct 20, 2011, 13:21 ET Franchise Tax Board Urged to Delay Implementation of Tax Form Changes

In an attempt to increase compliance with tax laws and provide instruction to taxpayers, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced in September its...


Jan 28, 2011, 14:19 ET Welcome to Tax Season 2011: Points to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Tax Professional

If you pay someone to prepare your tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that professional wisely. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what's...


Jan 04, 2011, 13:16 ET New Year, New Tax Rules: How to Pick the Right Tax Professional to Help You Navigate California's Ever-Changing Tax Codes

The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), with 4,200 federally licensed tax professionals, is offering Californians guidance when picking...


Jan 03, 2011, 17:57 ET California's Enrolled Agents Head to the State Capitol to Speak with Political Leaders

Enrolled Agents: The Tax Professionals The following was released today by the California Society of Enrolled Agents: WHO: This event will be...


Dec 29, 2010, 11:00 ET Late Tax Breaks Delay 2011 Filing for Some Taxpayers

Recent changes in the law require the IRS to reprogram its processing systems for three provisions that were extended in the Tax Relief,...


Dec 20, 2010, 15:37 ET Payroll Tax Cut to Boost Take-Home Pay for Most Workers

Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of...


Apr 09, 2010, 17:39 ET From the California Society of Enrolled Agents: Reminder That You've Got Options If You Can't Pay Your Taxes

With less than one week to go to the dreaded April 15 tax deadline, David Shaw, EA, President of the California Society of Enrolled Agents,...


Apr 01, 2010, 12:14 ET From the California Society of Enrolled Agents: Final Month for First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Last November, the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 was signed by President Obama, extending the first-time homebuyer...


Mar 15, 2010, 20:33 ET From the California Society of Enrolled Agents: Doing Your Taxes? Choices, Choices!

The following release was issued today by the California Society of Enrolled Agents: "Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be...


Mar 10, 2010, 12:15 ET From the California Society of Enrolled Agents: IRS Promises Assistance, Understanding to Victims of Bad Economic Times

As times continue to be tough, the Internal Revenue Service is promising to take somewhat of a TLC approach to help taxpayers suffering from...


Feb 18, 2010, 12:19 ET From The California Society of Enrolled Agents: Questions to Ask When Choosing A Tax Professional

The Internal Revenue Code (Title 26) consists of more than 3,500 pages, and the regulations that interpret the Code number thousands of additional...


Feb 10, 2010, 14:13 ET From The California Society of Enrolled Agents: The New Tax Pitfall You Don't Know About

In July, 2009, the state of California enacted a new Budget trailer bill, ABX 4 18, that introduced new tax filing requirements for the collection...


Feb 04, 2010, 15:25 ET From The California Society of Enrolled Agents: Don't Make the Worst Tax-Time Error

Some taxpayers who can't pay the full amount they owe on the tax deadline are going to make a terrible decision, predicts David Shaw, EA,...