Enrolled Agents (EA) With SSN Ending in 4,5 or 6 Can Now Renew!
For those Enrolled Agents with Social Security numbers ending in 4, 5 or 6. The EA renewal form (Form 8554) is now available on irs.gov and in electronic format on pay.gov. The renewal cycle will run from June 1, 2011 through August 30, 2011, with new EA cards being issued within 90 days following the close of the cycle. Please make note that the IRS changed the addresses where the forms should be sent.
This delayed renewal cycle is the result of the IRS changing the renewal user fee which was reduced in the just released final Circular 230 regulations.
Lee Reams Sr.
Lee T. Reams is the Chief Technical Officer of ClientWhys. He is also an Enrolled Agent having managed a 600-plus client tax practice. Educated as an engineer, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Lee left his engineering career in 1975 to expand his part-time tax practice into a full-time career.