National Society of Accountants Offers Enrolled Agent Exam Review Course

The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is offering an intensive NSA Enrolled Agent Exam Review Course August 18-20, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS and tax professionals who hold the EA credential can command higher fees. They must pass a three-part IRS exam covering individual and business tax returns, adhere to ethical standards, and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

The NSA course includes 24 hours of review on the following dates:

  •        Monday, August 18: Part 1: Individuals
  •        Tuesday, August 19: Part 2: Businesses
  •        Wednesday, August 20: Part 2 continued (morning). Part 3 (afternoon): Representation, Practices and Procedures.

The course will be taught by two leading experts:

  •        John O. Everett, CPA, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His teaching specialty is federal taxation. Everett has authored or co-authored over 90 articles in academic and professional journals and is the coauthor of several textbooks, including CCH Practical Guide to Schedule M-3 Compliance, The HBJ Federal Tax Course, Income Tax Fundamentals, and Tax Planning with the Computer.
  •        William Duncan, CPA, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Accounting at Arizona State University. He was formerly a Director with Ernst & Young where he guided tax education for the firm. Duncan is the author or co-author of three textbooks and has published a number of articles on a variety of tax topics in publications including Taxes, The CPA Journal, and The Journal of the American Taxation Association. He has taught in the AICPA National Tax Education program for over 20 years.

Detailed study notes will be provided for each topic, including figures and charts that prove the old adage that “. . . a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Hundreds of past exam questions from the open-exam era and many more potential questions on newer topics are incorporated into the study notes and each is reviewed in class so the real exam itself will look like an old friend. Study tips, tricks and shortcuts are a staple of this course.

Participants will also receive:

  •        The 3-Volume NSA Enrolled Agent Review Course in online and PDF formats.
  •        Detailed handouts, notes, examples, illustrations to follow the course step-by-step.
  •        18 (6 per part) detailed study lessons and review questions to help you master each section of the materials.
  •        Proven exam taking tips, tricks and strategy guides with tips for passing each part of the exam.
  •        Top 150 questions per part—essential questions on topics that you will absolutely need to master.
  •        Interactive online review and practice questions with explanations and analysis.
  •        Final Review Cards—super summaries for each part of the exam—the perfect last-minute memory-jogger to review immediately before the exam.
  •        Weekly study guide with detailed assignments and time allocations.
  •        Comprehensive study aids that summarize the tax law related to a particular subject. These aids should prove valuable in last-minute reviews prior to the exam.
  •        Access to an online EA study community to post your questions and comments, respond to other commenters, and interact with the presenters. Bonus! Get access to even more sample questions and study tips.
  •        A complete sample EA exam to help students gauge their progress prior to taking the exam.

Participants will earn continuing professional education (CPE) for the course of up to 10 hours/Federal Tax (non EAs) for the IRS and up to 24 hours/Taxes for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

The fees for the course are as follows:

  •        Complete course (all three parts): $595 for NSA members and $699 for nonmembers
  •        Part 1 only: $215 for NSA members and $250 for nonmembers
  •        Part 2 only: $329 for NSA members and $375 for nonmembers
  •        Part 3 only: $115 for NSA members and $150 for nonmembers

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