SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), representing about 4,000 federally licensed tax professionals, is offering Californians guidance when picking a specialist to assist them with tax planning, preparation and representation.
"There is always a lot of confusion surrounding how to best file your taxes, especially in light of our changing economy, and so many changing tax laws and regulations," said Kittie Vicars, EA, CSEA Legislative Affairs Committee Chair. "With all the changes happening in the state Legislature and Congress, it is more critical than ever to have a qualified tax specialist on your side when preparing your financial strategy."
Enrolled Agents (EAs) are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. EAs receive that right from the federal government rather than from individual states. Unlike CPAs or attorneys, Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation. They don't simply "do taxes" from January through April; throughout the year, they advise and represent their clients on all matters of taxation.
"The 4,000 tax professionals who belong to CSEA prepare about 2,000,000 tax returns each year," said Scarlett D. Vanyi, CAE, Executive Vice President. "Every year there are multiple changes to the tax code," continued Vanyi, "and CSEA Members are here to help taxpayers to best navigate the maze."
If you have questions about earned income credit, stimulus payments, sales tax deduction for vehicle purchase, education credits and deductions, real estate tax deductions, alternative minimum tax relief, foreclosure and/or short sales, or tax breaks for the unemployed your Enrolled Agent can assist you in ensuring that you do not pay too much, and help you minimize your risk of an audit.
Visit www.csea.org or call (800) 777-2732 to find an Enrolled Agent near you.
The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) currently has a membership of approximately 4,000 Enrolled Agents worldwide. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled Agents assist taxpayers with tax planning, preparation and representation. Unlike CPAs or attorneys, Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation. CSEA has nineteen affiliated chapters throughout the State of California. Visit www.csea.org for more information.
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Jean Nelsen, EA
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SOURCE California Society of Enrolled Agents