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The Mission Society of Enrolled Agents

In 1972, Mission Society incorporated, and has grown from 8 members meeting in the back of Zorba the Greek's to over 400 members today. Based in Silicon Valley, most 'Mission' members are located in close proximity, with many from Monterey & Santa Cruz on the south, Palo Alto & Fremont on the north, and Gilroy & Salinas on the east.
 
 
History Of The Mission Society Of Enrolled Agents.
This brief History includes a recap of Mission's origins and a listing of all of Mission's Past Presidents
 
What Is An EA (Enrolled Agent) & How Can I Find One?
View Q&As & Other Information about EAs.
 
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These brief Videos and Audios clips were produced as Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for Television, Radio & Theaters.
They are provided to help in understanding, and explaining to others, the unique position and role of Enrolled Agents.

 
 
The EA Designation:
EA is the professional designation for an Enrolled Agent.

After the Civil War many citizens had problems settling claims with the government for horses and other property confiscated for use in the war effort. After many petitions and much pleading, Congress in 1884 endowed Enrolled Agents with the power of advocacy to prepare claims against the government and to seek equitable justice for the citizenry. For many years, the purpose of the Enrolled Agent was to act in this capacity.

In 1913, when the income tax was passed, the job of the Enrolled Agent was expanded to include claims for monetary relief for citizens whose taxes had become inequitable. As the income tax, estate, gift and other sources of tax collections became more complex, the role of the Enrolled Agent increased to include the preparation of the many tax forms that were required. Additionally, as audits became more prevalent, their role evolved into taxpayer advocacy, negotiating with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of their clients.

In 1972, EAs united to form a national association to represent the needs and interests of EAs and the rights of taxpayers. That association is today called the National Association of Enrolled Agents. Through their national association and state affiliates, Enrolled Agents have successfully defended their rights to practice and furthered the pass age of legislation and administrative rules that benefit both tax practitioners and ordinary citizens.

Also in 1972, Mission Society incorporated, and has grown from 8 members meeting in the back of Zorba the Greek's to over 400 members today.  Based in Silicon Valley, most 'Mission' members are located in close proximity, with many from Monterey & Santa Cruz on the south, Palo Alto & Fremont on the north, and Gilroy & Salinas on the east.