Enrolled Agents of IRS Cleveland Given Details of 5-Year Plan

Recently the enrolled agents of Ken-Mar Tax have been notified of the large-scale effort of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to increase their workforce and update their technology in order to help enforce the implementation of new tax laws. A recent article in the Government Executive entitled “IRS Plans to Hire 1,700, Upgrade Outdated Technology,” reviews how acting chief of the IRS informed the National Association of Enrolled Agents of the detail of its efforts. Efforts include plans to hire around 1,700 full-time representatives and the indoctrination of a 5-year plan to replace over 140 computers and revise around 450 tax forms. The treasury department has set six strategic goals for the 5 year plan:

  1. Empower and enable all taxpayers to meet their tax obligations;
  2. Protect the integrity of the tax system by encouraging compliance through administering and enforcing the tax code;
  3. Collaborate with external partners proactively to improve tax administration;
  4. Cultivate a well-equipped, diverse, flexible and engaged workforce;
  5. Advance data access, usability and analytics to inform decision-making and improve operational outcomes; and
  6. Drive increased agility, efficiency, effectiveness and security in IRS operations.

Cleveland Tax Attorneys, Enrolled Agents and CPAs

Enrolled Agents and IRS Tax Attorneys in Cleveland should be aware of how these new changes will impact your individual or small business tax returns. If you are self-employed or run a small business and still prepare your own tax returns, consider engaging with an Enrolled Agent, CPA or tax attorney in Cleveland for tax expertise in light of the new IRS tax reform and additional resources being devoted to prioritizing efficiency. To learn more about the difference between tax attorneys, enrolled agents and CPAs read our ‘Why Choose a Local, Cleveland Based, Enrolled Agent Over a Tax Attorney or CPA?’ article. At Ken-Mar Tax our team of tax experts include Ken Weinberg, an enrolled agent and member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

Enrolled Agent or Tax Attorney Cleveland

So if you are hiring a tax professional to ensure your tax liability is as low as possible while taking advantage of the new tax reforms in a manner that will comply with updated IRS tax codes and aren’t sure if you should hire an enrolled agent or a Cleveland tax attorney, consider this: Enrolled agents typically charge considerably less for their services than a tax attorney while the enrolled agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS. All enrolled agents must complete 72 hours of continuing education every three years, ensuring enrolled agents (EAs) thoroughly understand updates to IRS codes.  Enrolled agents, like tax attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), are unrestricted as to who they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before. EAs are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS in Cleveland or any other IRS office.