Banghart Accounting is a private company in Norwalk Iowa. Our clients are neighbors from in and around our community.
Our clients select us based on personal recommendations and come back year after year based on the personal service, attention to detail and high quality results.
In this day of information security breaches, we as customers have had to learn to protect our sensitive data. We take precautions to protect our bank cards, and we know better than to give our social security number to someone over the phone. Yet, when it comes to our taxes, many of us find ourselves sitting in plastic chairs in the middle of a superstore waiting for someone we've never met to call our name so we can hand over not just some, but all of our financial, income and tax data.
Bill Banghart is an Enrolled Agent (EA). EA's are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Following is the description from the IRS of how an EA differs from other tax preparer's.
Enrolled Agent Information
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. Learn more about enrolled agents in Treasury Department Circular 230 (PDF).