Born and raised in Kentucky, Daniel has a love and passion for the entrepreneurial spirit that dwells in America. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Morehead State University as well as an MBA (Marketing) from Mississippi State University. Daniel provides tax and business advisory to freelancers, business owners and investors across the US. Daniel has been in the tax industry for 10 years and has additional experience in international finance, public accounting, fraud investigation and entrepreneurship. He lives in Central KY with his wife and two children.
What is an Enrolled Agent?
The Enrolled Agent license is the highest credential the IRS awards and just like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), an EA has unlimited practice rights before the IRS.
Enrolled Agents are the only federally licensed tax professionals that may represent taxpayers at all administrative levels before the Internal Revenue Service. In 1884, Congress endowed Enrolled Agents with the power of advocacy to prepare claims against the government and to seek equitable justice for the citizenry. For many years, the purpose of the Enrolled Agent was to act in this capacity. In 1913, when the income tax was passed, the job of the Enrolled Agent was expanded to include claims for monetary relief for citizens whose taxes had become inequitable. As the income tax, estate, gift and other sources of tax collections became more complex, the role of the Enrolled Agent increased to include the preparation of the many tax forms that were required. Additionally, as audits became more prevalent, their role evolved into taxpayer advocacy, negotiating with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of their clients.