Would it be foolish of me to say I’d love to somehow become a tax preparer? I mean I love doing our taxes, I know I’m weird, but I do. As soon as we have all our documents and receipts ready I get into tax mode looking for every possible deduction. Since I get paid occasionally for writing I do have to pay attention to self-employment taxes which are insane, but even so, I like figuring it all out. Granted doing taxes for a business far more booming than my own would probably be trickier.
There’s a link on Fast Forward Academy’s website where you can find practice exams and tax courses so as to become prepared officially. They also host live webinars on occasion. An enrolled agent is the only professional granted a right to practice directly from the U.S. government.
But I mean what do you do other months of the year? I would expect people only really get into tax mode three or four months out of the year. But the perks are that An enrolled agent (EA) does not need a college degree; rather they must demonstrate special competence in tax matters by passing all three parts of the IRS Special Enrollment Examination. And I bet there are more people interested in becoming an enrolled agent just given the state of our economy. More people are attempting to earn money in multiple ways to make ends meet which can make taxes tricky. Not to mention there are more people falling delinquent in taxes because they simply can’t afford to have them done on time.
Lots to think about for sure.