We know that this year has been tough on a lot of us, and many of us are now facing pretty major life changes – whether that’s working remote, socially distancing, or, for some of us, looking for a career-change.

Starting down a brand new career path can be scary, we know – especially when you don’t have experience or what you deem to be the necessary skills outside of your current role.

But becoming an Enrolled Agent could propel you towards your career goals, regardless of your experience to date.

Enrolled Agents (EA) are a crucial part of the business world, and are a role that’s going nowhere. An EA is a tax professional who represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and to become one is simple. All you need to do is pass the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE), a three-part examination also known as the Enrolled Agent Exam (EA Exam).

So, why is becoming an EA the right career choice for you? Easy. Just check out a sample of reasons below.

You don’t need any prior tax, accounting, or finance experience or knowledge.

Unlike many other financial careers, such as becoming a CPA or similar, the EA does not require you to have a bachelor’s degree and work experience requirements – instead, all applicants are eligible providing they can pass the Enrolled Agent Exam.

Products, such as Surgent’s EA Review, allow candidates and career changers to learn the necessary information and tax laws as effectively and efficiently as possible. Start from scratch – or use any existing knowledge you have – and we’ll guide you towards a passing score as fast as possible.

Enrolled Agents are respected financial professionals, and can work anywhere in the United States

EAs are the utmost qualified to represent clients in front of the IRS, and help people with tax preparation. Enrolled Agents actually have unlimited representation rights before the IRS for all tax matters, this is a rarity. In fact, US Treasury regulations severely limit the representation rights of a tax preparer who is not an EA, CPA, or Attorney. Those rights are diminished even more if the tax preparer has not completed the Annual Filing Season Program.

The demand for EAs isn’t going anywhere

Enrolled Agents are in demand across all industries. All kinds of entities require the assistance of enrolled agents, whether it’s an accounting firm, law firms, investment firm or otherwise.

And as long as people must file tax returns, that demand isn’t going anywhere. Whether the country is going through economically difficult times, or not, taxes and people who understand them are crucial to a business and its success.