An EA, or Enrolled Agent, is a tax professional with official certification from the IRS who is specialized in taxes and tax issues. This position does not require a degree, but it does certify that the person in question is up to date with US tax laws and is an expert in taxes.

EAs are given permission to have the authority to perform tax services such as filing tax returns, payroll tax, estate tax, inheritance tax, retirement tax, and more for both businesses and individuals.

Enrolled agents can also represent you to the IRS in case of issues such as tax collection, appeals, or audits.