Colleen E. Harrison is a former IRS Revenue Agent and an Enrolled Agent. What is an Enrolled Agent? Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U. S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative tax levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collection and appeals.
"Enrolled" means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and "Agent" means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer at the IRS. Only Enrolled Agents, attorneys and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the IRS. Colleen E. Harrison, EA, is licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service in all 50 states and U. S. territories.
Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation.
Enrolled Agents are the ONLY taxpayer representative who receives their right to practice from the U. S. government (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by the states).
Today's Enrolled Agents are the ONLY tax professionals tested by IRS on their knowledge of tax law and regulation. They provide tax preparation, representation and planning and other financial services to millions of individual and business taxpayers.
Enrolled Agents adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct and are required by IRS to take continuing Professional Education. Like attorneys and Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents are governed by Treasury Circular 230 in their practice before the IRS.