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Practice before the IRS

Enrolled Agents (EAs), certified public accountants (CPAs), and attorneys are unrestricted as to:

  • the taxpayers they can represent,
  • the tax matters they can handle, and
  • the IRS offices before which they can practice.

Practice before the IRS includes all matters connected with a presentation to the IRS on behalf of the taxpayer. Examples include preparing and filing documents, communicating with the IRS, and representing clients at hearings.

Enrolled Agents, certified public accountants, and attorneys are authorized to receive and inspect confidential tax information and to perform any and all acts that a taxpayer can perform with respect to the tax matters described on a power of attorney.

The American Academy of Tax Practice Advanced IRS Practice & Procedure Seminar

Three days of intensive IRS practice and procedure education for highly capable taxpayer representatives, three nights of fellowship in fine restaurants and nightspots.

The American Academy of Tax Practice Advanced IRS Practice & Procedure Seminar begins on Day 1 promptly at 8:00 a.m. (Most participants arrive the afternoon before Day 1 and catch up with old friends at nearby restaurants).

Not for the faint of heart! The curriculum is designed for the advanced practitioner. No review. No getting up to speed. The curriculum is designed each year to build on what you have already achieved. The curriculum updates, expands and sharpens your skills in these important areas:

  1. Tax Practice Ethics and Professional Standards-Rights and Responsibilities of Federally Authorized Tax Practitioners
  2. Internal Revenue Service-The Constantly Evolving IRS
  3. Examination-The IRS Examination Process
  4. Collection-A. Nonfilers - B. The Collection Process
  5. Appeals-The Independent IRS Appeals Function
  6. Criminal-The IRS Criminal Investigation Process
  7. Employment Tax-Employment Tax Intricacies
  8. Penalty Administration-The IRS way of Penalty Assertion and Relief
  9. Normal Office Practices, Tax Law Research-Tips and Techniques