Washington, DC, (January 27, 2016) Based on Client Reviews, the website Tax Buzz has chosen the top 50 tax professionals in the country. Three of the top 10 are enrolled agents (“EAs”) and members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA): Jim Batten, EA, of North Andover, MA; Bart Ketterling, EA, of Ventura, CA; and Gary Grab, EA, of Syosset, NY.
Also making the list are EAs and NAEA members Teszra Cody, EA, of Eatontown, NJ; Deborah St. Martin, EA, of Beaumont, CA; Steven C. Leibold, EA, of San Diego, CA; Robert Whitney, EA, of Framingham, MA; Pamela Henley, EA, of Orlando, FL; Lina Loh, EA, of Campbell, CA; Russ Merrick, EA, of Camarillo, CA; and Godwin Obimah, EA, of Charlotte, NC.
“It’s significant that all but two of the eleven EAs on the list are members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents,” said NAEA Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications Gigi Thompson Jarvis, CAE. “It shows the quality of the people that join our association. The IRS is right to encourage taxpayers to look for a preparer with a credential who belongs to a professional organization. Those people tend to be dedicated to the tax field year-round, and have better access to continuing education.”
Enrolled agents (“EAs”) are licensed by the U.S. Department of Treasury and overseen by the IRS. EAs provide tax preparation, tax advice, and tax planning services in addition to helping taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS. To find an enrolled agent in your area, visit the Find an EA directory at www.eatax.org.
The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is a professional society whose members are dedicated to honest, intelligent and ethical representation of the financial position of taxpayers before the IRS. Its efforts are supported nationwide through a network of affiliated state and local chapters. Members of NAEA must fulfill continuing professional education requirements that exceed the IRS’ requirements. NAEA membership also entails stringent adherence to a Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as compliance with the Treasury Department’s Circular 230 regulations. NAEA members are experienced, well-trained tax professionals who effectively represent their clients and work to ensure the tax code is fairly applied and reasonably enforced. Find out more at www.naea.org.