Maitland, FL (Vocus) April 20, 2010
Fast Forward Academy (Maitland, FL) released its IRS Enrolled Agent Exam Course and Review Material for the 2010 – 2011 testing season for students preparing for the IRS Special Enrollment Examination (SEE). The enrolled agent exam preparation material consists of 376 pages, half the size or more of most other books, covering all three parts of the SEE – Individuals, Businesses, and Representation.
Rain Hughes, a Certified Financial Planner and Enrolled Agent, is the author of the enrolled agent exam prep book. “My vision for the book was to create a streamlined yet comprehensive course. We chose an outlined format with a focus on the important subjects for the enrolled agent exam so students could study efficiently. Many test takers are working professionals so providing quality, not quantity, can save test takers a lot of time and we feel that this adds a tremendous amount of value.” The book is available at FastForwardAcademy.com, Amazon, and other retailers. The book is also available to those studying abroad.
The enrolled agent exam 2010 testing period opens on May 1st. Students must obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) from the IRS before they can register with Prometric to take the enrolled agent exam. Both the PTIN and test registration can be done online. We strongly advise you not to schedule your enrolled agent exam dates all at once. The difficulty of each part depends on your experience; however, most people do the best on the Representation exam while the Businesses exam is often the most difficult. Each student must pass all three parts before registering with the IRS on form 23 to become an enrolled agent. The enrolled agent exam pass rate has increased each year since the format changes in 2006. This improvement is in part due to the amount of quality enrolled agent exam courses available today. Students may have a tough time with this exam without the right amount of enrolled agent exam preparation.
Each part of the SEE is taken as a separate 100 question exam and students have 3.5 hours to answer all questions for that part. A new examination period commences each year on May 1 and continues through February 28 of the following year. No testing occurs during March or April. The period that begins on May 1, 2010 will include questions based on the 2009 tax year. A passing score on each part of the exam is required before the IRS will admit an enrolled agent to practice. Scaled scores are determined by ranking your exam results against others taking the exam, on a scale ranging between 40 and 130. A score of 105 is the minimum required to pass. Test results are available immediately following the exam. Those who pass are informed, but they do not receive a score. Those who fail receive a score along with a diagnostic report indicating the areas of weakness. A candidate may re-take each part up to four times each testing period. There is a two year window from the time they pass the first part to pass the other two parts of the exam.
About Fast Forward Academy
Fast Forward Academy, LLC provides companies and individuals around the world with the tools to help them efficiently manage their professional education needs. The name Fast Forward Academy reflects the scope of our mission – helping students and professionals accomplish more in less time. To realize this goal we make every effort to provide the most useful and efficient exam prep material in the market place, all designed to help our students Learn Fast and Pass. Our principal focus is to supply rapid training and streamlined continuing education to professionals in the fields of taxation, securities, and insurance.
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