Congratulations Gary Skop!


Gary was recently elected by his peers as Vice President of the Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents.  He will serve a 2 year term among Americas Tax Experts.  What an achievement!  Gary has been in business for over 40 years, and has been an Enrolled Agent for over 24 years.  He loves what he does, and is looking forward to serving the other EA’s in Michigan.

What is an Enrolled Agent??

An enrolled agent is a tax professional who has been authorized by the United States Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers in audits, collections and appeals by the Internal RevenueService (IRS).EA’s are considered tax specialists. They have a vast knowledge of anything pertaining to income tax, inheritance tax, gift tax, estate, payroll, retirement, and non-profit taxation.
According to the National Association of Enrolled Agents, “enrolled” means that an individual is licensed to practice, and “agent” means authorized to serve as the proxy for a taxpayer.

Becoming an Enrolled Agent

To become an enrolled agent, a candidate must either successfully pass a comprehensive 2-day exam covering all tax codes or have worked at the IRS for five years, regularly interpreting tax regulations. A background check must also be performed. Then, there are continuing education requirements similar to those of CPAs. Unlike CPAs who study and practice in all areas of accounting, EAs specialize in taxes and IRS problems

Ethical Standards

All enrolled agents are mandated to comply by the provisions highlighted in the U.S. Department of Treasury Circular 230, which governs the actions of enrolled agents when interacting with the IRS.