Thomas earns Fellow designation

Published 8:32 pm Thursday, November 19, 2015



Sheri Thomas of Suffolk has earned the Fellow designation from the National Association of Enrolled Agents for completing the three levels of the National Tax Practice Institute.

NTPI Fellows have completed a three-part curriculum that prepares them to effectively represent their clients before all administrative levels of the IRS.

Having successfully completed coursework covering all variances of examinations, audits, collections and appeals, and having studied best practices and role-playing, Fellows know the entire process from both the client and IRS perspective.

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The course, open only to enrolled agents, CPAs and tax attorneys, was developed to prepare licensed representatives to protect their clients’ rights by disseminating the most recent information about IRS laws and procedures critical to representation.

The only federally-authorized tax practitioners with unlimited rights of representation before the IRS, enrolled agents advise and represent taxpayers who are being examined by IRS, are unable to pay taxes or are trying to avoid or recover penalties. They also prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any other entities with tax-reporting requirements.

Unlike tax attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxation, all enrolled agents specialize in taxation and are required by the federal government to maintain their professional skills with continuing professional education.

Thomas is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents and the Accountants Society of Virginia.