Instructors: Frank Degen, EA
Frank Degen
Instructor Frank Degen, EA

Frank Degen, EA is a self-employed practitioner in Setauket (Long Island), New York. He has a Bachelors degree in mathematics from Iona College and a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University. He became an Enrolled Agent in 1984. Frank is a fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute and a non-attorney admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court.

Frank served two terms as President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). His first term was during the 2005-2006 year; his second term was during the 2012-2013 year. He served as NAEA Government Relations Chair for 4 years (2006-2010). He also served two terms as an NAEA Director. He was a three term president of the New York State Society of Enrolled Agents (NYSSEA) and was awarded the NYSSEA Founders Award in 1999. He is the only NAEA member to have received five NAEA awards: The Excellence in Public Awareness Award (2001), the EA Mentor Award (2004), the prestigious Founders Award (2006), the Advocacy Award (2013) and the Excellence in Education Award (2018).

Frank has been quoted extensively in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, US News and World Report, USA Today and Kiplingers. He has been interviewed by news shows many times (including repeated interviews with Market Place Money on National Public Radio), has been a three-time panelist on TaxTalkToday and has appeared on the NBC Nightly News. He has also testified on behalf of NAEA before the IRS Oversight Board, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Oversight Sub-Committee. He was chosen three times by Accounting Today to its “Top 100” list. Frank also served a three year term on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) and was selected as Chair in 2009.