The Washington State Society of Enrolled Agents (WSSEA) is the professional society representing Enrolled Agents (EAs), which number some 40,000 nationwide. Its 250+ members in Washington 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.
While the Enrolled Agent license was created in 1884 and has a long story and past, today’s EAs are the only tax professionals tested by the 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 the 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.
Members of WSSEA are also members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). For more information, see www.naea.org.