Enrolled Agent/Tax Return Preparer

Enrolled Agent/Tax Return Preparer

An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. (21)

Contact: IRS, Office of Enrollment, 855.472.5540

A Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) must be obtained by all enrolled agents, as well as all tax return preparers who are compensated for preparing, or assisting in the preparation of, all or substantially all of any U.S. federal tax return, claim for refund, or other tax form submitted to the IRS unless form is exempt. (21)

Contact: IRS Tax Pro PTIN Processing Center, 877.613.7846

Additional Information:

Arizona Department of Revenue: Information for Tax Preparers

Arizona Department of Revenue, Publications: 001 Taxpayer Bill of Rights