IRS Enrolled Agents, Investing, and Housing

Posted by Madison on October 29, 2009

To satisfy one of my crazy tax desires, I’ve decided to become an enrolled agent. Not exactly your typical free time hobby, but something I find intriguing. I’ve completed taxes for years and volunteered for VITA, so it’s really the next logical step.

As an enrolled agent, you can practice and represent taxpayers before the IRS. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

So I’ve been spending my time studying everything anyone ever wanted to know about taxes. I’m sure I’ll be sharing some of the topics with you in the future, as it’s reminding me of lots of great tax strategies.

Ok, back to studying…. in the meantime, you can check out the new e-book 52 Ways to Make Extra Money at PT Money. My tips are on page 24 (use Ebates) and page 32 (use Swagbucks).

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Comments to IRS Enrolled Agents, Investing, and Housing

  1. Do you have any advice for new entrants to the real world in regards to taxes (since you seem to be an expert)?

    Katharine

  2. I think becoming an enrolled agent is going to be my next step after taking my CFP! Seems kind of logical, since I’ll already have a lot of the tax knowledge anyway.

    Jill

  3. Being an agent sounds like a great way to make a living!

    Mr. Loan

  4. Hi madison,

    I have been studying for the EA exam also. It’s been slow going. I’ve been doing taxes for years, but this test seems difficult. What study aids are you using? Does it seem difficult for you?

    Good Luck,
    Sebastian

    Sebastian

  5. @ Katharine: I’ll be sure to put it on my list for articles to write once we get closer to tax time.

    @ Jill: I’ll save my study materials and send them onto you if you want! Although, I’m guessing you’ll probably want to take a break for awhile.

    @ Sebastian: I’m using the Phoenix notecards and SEE Cram software. As for the difficulty, I’m not sure yet…. I haven’t gotten very far in studying…. I keep getting distracted. How far are you?

    Madison

  6. I think becoming an enrolled agent is a fantastic idea. There are a number of resources out there which can help – check out http://www.naea.org/MemberPort.....led+Agent/. The National Association of Enrolled Agents serves EAs and provides information and support for potential EAs. It’s a very flexible career, with lots of autonomy and the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. The IRS can be frightening for many people, and having someone who’s looking out for them is not only smart but also comforting. Good luck in your process, and let us know if we can help.

    Sam Matlick

  7. Thanks for the mention, Madison. Good luck with all the Tax education. Looking forward to all the tax advice a newly enrolled agent can bring to the table.

    PT

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