Enrolled Agent EXCELLENCE IS CULTIVATED HERE
Using the time-tested apprenticeship model, we partner with tax, law, and accounting firms who are eager to build a team of diverse, talented, and aspiring tax associates who are coachable, hardworking, and ready for an amazing career in tax law and consulting.
that blends education with real-world experiences
PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Tackling the myths and misconceptions around personal financial management, trainees will learn how to develop and analyze personal financial statements, advise on common financial complexities and considerations, and help taxpayers reach their financial goals.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP + ACCOUNTING
Solidifying a deep understanding of entrepreneurship, trainees will learn accounting, business finance, and the 6-elements of entrepreneurship, in order to help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses and reduce the 5 year 50% business failure rate.
TAX PLANNING + RESEARCH
Trainees will learn how to research and understand tax law in a way that helps individual and business taxpayers maximize their tax savings and minimize exposure to tax compliance issues. Trainees will be introduced to expert tax planning consultants who will help them think through case studies and evaluate suitable strategies.
TAX CONTROVERSY + RESOLUTION
With millions of taxpayers facing IRS and state tax problems, trainees will discover the power of taxpayer advocacy when learning to navigate the intricacies of tax law, IRS procedures, taxpayer rights, and how to protect taxpayers through the examination, collections, and the appeals processes.
additional topics covered
a proven process for long-term success
With a focus on teamwork, critical thinking, client communication, and case management, our on-demand tutorials will guide you through confidently navigating a successful tax career.
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instructor-led | asynchronous | cohort-based
2024 education DURATION
APR 29 - NOV 22, 2024
open registration: Jan 15 - mar 29, 2024
wks of education
yrs job training
Total tuition: $29,999
when our employer partners pay at least $15,000
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Financial Assistance Opportunities
Once you have your Enrolled Agent license, see LauchEA, if needed, you’ll need to be sponsored by an Employer Partner.
If your employer is registering you for this program, they are likely already an Employer Partner.
LaunchEA participants and other ApprentEA-eligible participants will have opportunities to meet employer partners through our career expos and other online and offline events.
As a condition of their participation in ApprentEA, Employer Partners commit to paying for at least 50% of your ApprentEA tuition, plus a starting minimum wage of no less than $22/hr.
Once you’ve been hired by an Employer Partner, they will initiate your enrollment in ApprentEA. Upon acceptance in to the program, you will officially become a Taxley Apprentice and begin your ApprentEA journey.
Yes. You must:
- Be an active Enrolled Agent in good standing.
- Have completed the ApprentEA application and assessment.
- Be sponsored by an Employer Partner.
To participate in this program you must be an active Enrolled Agent in good standing. If you are CPA or attorney who is also an EA, you are welcome to participate in ApprentEA.
Using the power of the internet, all training is held 100% online.
We are currently working with 2 and 4-year institutions regarding transfer credit agreements. As we solidify relationships with school partners, we will keep you updated.
In the meantime, let us know if you have a school that you’ll like to recognize our curriculum for credit towards your degree, and we will work with all parties to provide the necessary paperwork to assist.
This is actually a 3 part answer:
- The online classroom training takes 30-weeks to complete.
- The estimated time commitment to ensure you can successfully complete the online classroom training is at least 15 hours per week.
- You’ll have a 2-year on-the-job training requirement in a full-time year-round position. Prior experience may be considered to reduce your on-the-job training requirements.
This is a 2-year apprenticeship program in which apprentices will complete the 30 weeks of classroom training while working through their on-the-job training.
Yes. Our apprenticeship academy requires the successful completion of the paid on-the-job training (OJT) aspect of the program.
Your success as an Enrolled Agent will depend on your ability to do the work in the real world. Therefore, blending our classroom education with paid on-the-job training is the best formula for long-term success.
Maybe. If your employer can meet our on-the-job-training (OJT) requirements and agrees to the terms of our apprenticeship program, you can most certainly complete your OJT with your current employer.
Neither is better or worse, they are both great designations that can provide a lucrative career path and they complement each other very well.
The better question is, “Which is better for YOU?”
The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is a state-based certification primarily focused on financial accounting and it specifically allows you to audit financial statements. Contrary to popular belief, IRS records show that less than 30% of CPAs provide tax services.
So, if you’d like a career focused on financial accounting and auditing, the CPA is the way to go!
The Enrolled Agent (EA) designation is the highest designation the federal government bestows on tax professionals. The IRS recognizes EAs as the “elite” tax professionals. EAs are the only professionals who are required to demonstrate and maintain their competency in tax law, therefore, 100% of active EAs specialize in tax law.
Well trained EAs will be well versed in tax law, and have an understanding of personal financial management, entrepreneurship, and accounting principles.
Enrolled Agents have the same rights with the IRS as CPAs and Attorneys – without the EA being required to spend the time and money associated with traditional education. EAs can even take their career further and practice in US Tax Court as a non-attorney representative after passing a special exam.
So, if you’d like a career in tax law and consulting, the EA designation is the way to go!
Good question! The short answer is no.
Internships usually last about 1-3 months, are typically a more informal job experience that may be paid or unpaid, and do not require a structured learning plan.
Apprenticeships are guided by the rules of the Dept. of Labor and are designed to ensure measurable professional growth within a specified timeframe.
Apprenticeships require 3 components:
- Sponsorship – administration of the program
Through the academy, we provide education and sponsorship, as well as access to employer partners who will provide the employment.
Apprenticeships typically last 1-3 years, and all apprentices are paid at a minimum rate set by the Sponsor (which is us in this case), with scheduled pay raises based on training accomplishments.
While we wait for the Dept. of Labor (DOL) to approve our program as a registered apprenticeship, we continue to operate under the guidelines, so our trainees and employer partners can get back-dated apprenticeship acknowledgments upon DOL approval.
For the purposes of our program, you must be:
- 18 or older
- Have a PTIN (we will walk you through this process)
- Pass the rigorous 3 part Special Enrollment Exam (aka Enrolled Agent exam)*
- Apply for Enrollment to practice before the IRS
- Pass a suitability check, which includes a background and tax compliance review.
*The 3-part exam covers: Individual Taxation, Business Taxation, and Representation + Procedure. This exam is held at a third-party testing facility and is administered by the IRS.
After the completion of training requirements you’ll be invited to our annual graduation event, held in Cincinnati, OH, and streamed online for those who can’t make it.
Because we are an apprenticeship academy, employment is a required aspect of the ApprentEA program.
Eligible ApprentEA candidates will be able to participate in our career expos and employer meet and greets.
Eligible ApprentEA participants who have successfully completed LaunchEA, will receive a profile on our private job board for Employer Partners to review.
Once you are employed, you will be able to start our the ApprentEA program.
Your fee includes:
- Access for one participant
- On-demand Training Fee: 12-months access to on-demand ApprentEA* education
- ApprentEA Access Fee – 24-months commitment: Access to education updates, live learning, apprenticeship administration, and mentorship
- Welcome Kit
- All required training material
- 24/7 Online Access during your training term
*Please Note: Participants will have access to the On-Demand Content for the duration of their 2-year apprenticeship, provided they are current on their monthly ApprentEA Access Fees.
Generally speaking, your investment in this training can be a fully tax deductible expense (to you or your employer), assuming you meet certain qualifications, which further increases the value of this training over traditional college programs.
However, this deductibility will largely depend on your specific circumstances, which you will want to discuss with your tax advisor.
Withdrawal requests submitted up to 30-days after your employment start date will receive a full refund, less a 20% administrative fee and the fee for any materials sent to you. There are no refunds after this 30-day period.
Our refund policy is clearly communicated in our Terms of Training for participants prior to completing registration.
If you don’t plan on starting this training right away but want to sign up, we’d love to have you, but make sure you register for a training term that allows you to dedicate the time needed to complete it. Refunds have firm deadlines and the sequential, limited time, asynchronous nature of this training does not support the “go at your own pace” model.
Please DO NOT enroll in training if you just want to “check it out.” We put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into this, and we expect you to do the same. This training is for serious professionals only.
No refunds will be issued until after the start of the training term for which you have registered. No exceptions.
Hi, I'm Anisha Bailey, EA, MSEL
aWARD-WINNING ENROLLED AGENT | TAXPAYER ADVOCATE | founder, Taxley
serving TAXPAYERS since 2008
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