Welcome to my website. If you have previously worked with Forrest A. (Al) Eaton, Jr., CPA to prepare and file your tax returns, I especially welcome you! I hope that you will choose to continue with me now that Al has announced his retirement, and allow me an opportunity to provide you with outstanding, client centered service just as he has.

This website exists to provide clients and potential clients with information concerning me and my low key approach, and the high quality service I provide. As a result, I have an excellent client-retention rate and I invite you to read the client reviews on the “About” tab.

Please look through my website to see the services I offer as well as the helpful resources available to you. If you would like to learn more about me and my tax service, I encourage you to contact me.

What is an EA?

An enrolled agent is a tax expert who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, either by passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Tax professionals who attain this elite status must adhere to strict ethical standards, and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years. While most tax preparers may only represent certain taxpayers in strictly limited situations, enrolled agents are authorized by the IRS to represent any taxpayer about any tax matter. Don’t go before the IRS alone. If you or your business is facing a tax audit, an enrolled agent can help.

  • Enrolled Agents are the tax experts.
  • Enrolled Agents are regulated by the Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals.
  • Enrolled Agents hold a federal license and have an unrestricted right to represent any taxpayer in any state.
  • Enrolled Agents are held to a stringent Code of Ethics.
  • Enrolled Agents must fulfill continuing tax and tax law education requirements.

To become an EA, a tax professional must:

  • Either pass the IRS Special Enrollment Exam (SEE), or have specific, extensive experience as an IRS employee.
  • Pass a background check.