Susan Ruechel DePuy, EA (Enrolled Agent)
I became enrolled to Practice before the IRS in 1991 after completing a two day, four part exam administered by the IRS. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally-authorized tax practitioners who have demonstrated technical competence in tax law and are the only taxpayer representatives licensed to practice by the United States government. I am required to complete 72 hours of continuing education, reported every three years, to maintain my Enrolled Agent status.
Before moving to Rock Island, IL to be near five out of eight grandchildren, I was the Co-Owner of C&S Accounting and Tax Services, LLC, in Green Bay, Wisconsin where we prepared over 2,000 returns each year. I am a member of NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents) and NATP (National Association of Tax Professionals). This will be my 43rd.Tax Season! I was preparing taxes when the “Short Form,” now called the 1040A, was actually half a page long! Those were the days, but I don’t miss preparing taxes by hand. I now have a fully automated office and Secure Client Portal to exchange documents with my clients electronically. I love what I do and can help make this time of year less “taxing” for you!