Question: Is becoming a licensed enrollment agent worth the effort? What aspects of the effort are least and most value? Do taxpayers value the designation?
Background: For a CPA Candidate, with ambitions to practice in a state with no income tax, this exam seems real appealing to sharpen skills, and provide professional designation to represent clients. The current price is $327 for all three parts, a fraction of the price of the CPA exam, fees and prep materials (I'm currently paying off debt for the accounting degree). The format, multiple choice, seems like it's designed to minimize abigity and interpretation error. Having had worked as an accountant for businesses with CPAs, it seems this is an opportunity for taxpayers to leverage. When I talk to accounting professionals, most of them don't know what it is.