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The North Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents (NCSEA) is pleased to offer the only study course taught by Enrolled Agents (EA) in North Carolina to prepare you for the IRS Special Enrollment Examination (SEE). Classes are now available Live Online so you may attend from your location. Instructors are knowledgeable NCSEA members who are EAs dedicated to helping participants pass the SEE. Students will receive live instruction, testing to ensure mastery over the materials, and continuous support and encouragement throughout the process.

Our Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) prep course is taught in 3 separate parts (Individuals; Businesses; and Representation, Practice, and Procedures) which correspond with the format of the exam required to become an Enrolled Agent.

The SEE prep course utilizes Gleim EA Review materials. Gleim is one of the leading providers of study and reference materials for the accounting industry. (For more information regarding Gleim study materials please go to Gleim.com/EAtax) Gleim guarantees students will pass the EA exam on the first sitting using the Gleim EA Review System. Go to “Guarantees” for more details.

Classes are scheduled to begin June 27, 2022. 

2022 Course Description  ||  2022 Class Schedule  ||  2022 Class Registration  ||  Register On-Line


2022 17th Annual Carolina Connection Convention & CE Seminar 


May 24-25, 2022

Holiday Inn Resort

1706 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

The 17th Annual Carolina Connection

will be offered in two separate tracks

Tax Track – will be led by Ronald D. Powell, EA

Representation Track – will be led by Frank Agostino, Esq.

Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Frank Agostino is the founder and president of Agostino & Associates; P.C. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Agostino was an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s District Counsel in Springfield, Illinois and Newark, New Jersey. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, where he prosecuted primarily criminal tax cases. As an adjunct professor, Mr. Agostino taught tax controversy at Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business and Rutgers School of Law. He also served as the co-director of the Rutgers Federal Tax Law Clinic.

Mr. Agostino is a frequent speaker and author on tax controversy and litigation matters. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure. Mr. Agostino is actively involved with the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Agostino is also the President of Taxpayers Assistance Corp., which provides tax and legal advice to low income taxpayers in the NY/NJ area.

Ronald D. Powell, EA ~ After serving in the US Air Force for 24 years, Ron retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2005 at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. In 1996, he purchased Powell & Powell Accounting, Inc. in Asheboro, NC from his father, Wade J. Powell, who established the firm in 1980. Ron says working with his dad for almost 10 years was one of the best times in his career. In April 2020, Ron retired from public practice and sold his firm, Powell & Powell Accounting.

Ron is a graduate of East Carolina University, BA, and a graduate of Webster University, MA, summa cum laude. He has more than 24 years of experience in accounting and tax preparation. He is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and has been presenting continuing education programs for over 16 years.

Ronald is a Past-President of the North Carolina Society of Accountants, a member of the National Society of Accountants (NSA), and a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

In 2017, Ron joined the national speaking team of Professional Tax Institutes Inc. and now travels around the United States providing IRS and NASBA approved continuing education for accountants and tax practitioners. Their “practitioner to practitioner” approach is unique and effective in providing CPE’s to accountants, attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, CLUs, trust officers, and general tax preparers, regardless of years of experience.

He has been married to his wife, Latefa, since 1981. They have twins, Amanda and Robert. In 2020, Ron and Latefa fulfilled a life-long dream to live at the beach by moving to Ocean Isle Beach, NC, to further enjoy their retirement.


Nominations for the 2022-2023 NCSEA Board of Directors


2 New Job Postings – 1/11/22


Charlotte Chapter 

Need info: Kim Anderson, EA at kim@ambassadorsbts.com

Piedmont Chapter

Need info: Nancy Colvin, EA at Necolvin52@gmail.com

Triangle/Raleigh Chapter

Our meetings are the third Friday of each month via ZOOM with an invitation to all of the NCSEA membership. Contact is Mele Perrego – 919-550-1777 Mele.tax@gmail.com

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NCSEA serves Enrolled Agents, America’s Tax Experts in North Carolina

The North Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents (NCSEA) button-findeancis the only professional association representing Enrolled Agents (EAs) in North Carolina. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are America’s Tax Experts. EAs are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in tax preparation and also have unlimited rights to represent the taxpayer before the IRS.

This website is the information and resource center for NCSEA button-findeanationalmembers and NCSEA associates. NCSEA is an affiliate of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). We encourage all tax practitioners to consider the benefits of joining and applying for membership.  For other visitors, we invite you to browse our consumers or media pages.

News and Benefits

Nominations open for the Thurman E. Askew Enrolled Agent Memorial Award: Click here for information

Askew Foundation offers scholarships for NCSEA and NAEA Continuing Education Events.

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Contact Candace Cansler for further information:   Administrator@NCSEAonline.org