Why Enrolled Agent is better than a CPA

An Enrolled Agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), have unlimited practice rights. This means they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.

Our Team

Ryan W. Parker

Founder, Enrolled Agent

Ryan grew up in sunny San Diego and attended college at UCLA before uncovering his true calling as a tax nerd. He takes pride in knowing the Internal Revenue Manual better than most IRS Agents and invests heavily into his education every year to make sure he knows how to best represent his clients.

Ryan has been an enrolled agent since 2011 and has helped hundreds of clients get their financial lives back on track by coming to a reasonable resolution with the IRS.


Ryan graduated with an accounting degree with high honors (4.0 GPA) from Santa Monica College. He knows numbers and knows to present them to the IRS in the way that is most beneficial to you.


Ryan has helped hundred of clients solve their tax problems. He began his career working for a large retail chain in 2009 before becoming an enrolled agent and specializing in helping people from around the world solve their tax problems. Need to file back taxes? Can’t afford what the IRS is asking for? Ryan has seen it before and can guide you through your optimal resolution.


Ryan is a proud member of the ASTPS. The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) is a national, non-profit organization of professionals who specialize in representing taxpayers before the IRS. The mission of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers is to provide Members with resources that will elevate their ability to provide taxpayers with competent representation before the IRS and other taxing authorities.