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PassKey Learning Systems is a comprehensive EA Exam study program that is designed to help you pass the IRS enrolled agent exam, whether you want to study exclusively online, or prefer self-study textbooks (or both!). You can choose your study method and learn at your own pace. In 2023, PassKey Online partnered with Hock International, a leading online study provider of CMA and CIA exam study materials. All of the PassKey content you know and love is now available in a modern online portal that allows users to sign up from any location, including outside North America.
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An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a tax professional authorized by the United States federal government to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). EAs specialize exclusively in taxation and have a unique expertise in tax law, which allows them to provide tax-related services to individuals and businesses. EAs are authorized to represent taxpayers in all matters before the IRS including audits, collections, and appeals. They work with individuals, small businesses, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts, and are bound by ethical standards that require them to maintain their license through continuing education.
To become an enrolled agent, exam candidates are first required to obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). After applying for the PTIN, you will be able to schedule your Special Enrollment examination with Prometric. One unique aspect of becoming an EA is that there are no specific education or experience requirements to begin, making the path to becoming an EA accessible and open to anyone. However, it's important to note that while there are no strict requirements to sit for the exam, the process of becoming an EA still requires hard work, study, and dedication.
The Special Enrollment Examination, also known as the EA (Enrolled Agent) exam. The EA exam is composed of three parts, each consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions in a 3.5-hour testing time.
The three EA exams are based on current tax law. The exam testing cycle runs from May 1 through the end of February of the following year. There is no testing in March and April. Each part of the EA exam covers specific Domains (Sections) that are released by the IRS in their official EA Exam Content Outlines.
Once you become an EA, you are required to:
Yes! You can study online at your own pace, by combining PassKey's world-class study materials with HOCK's PassMap learning system.
Examples of complete EA exams and corresponding answers that have been previously released by the Internal Revenue Service. These are free to download.