There are three professionals that are unrestricted in their representation of taxpayers before the IRS: Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and attorneys. Of the three only Enrolled Agents are specifically tested on their knowledge of tax laws in order to represent tax payers (the others may or may not specialize in taxation). All other accountants are limited in their ability to represent you with the IRS, according to Circular 230 (see What is an Enrolled Agent? for more details). In short, if handling your taxes is important to you, an Enrolled Agent is your best choice for an accountant.
If you have ever wondered if your taxes were being handled correctly, or felt that you did not get straightforward and understandable answers to your tax questions, you should talk to us. We offer a free review of your taxes. If something stands out as a possible error, which cost you more taxes or could be an audit flag, we will let you know. Call today for a free consultation at 586-775-5222.