Renata Bliumaite – EA, NTPIF
Renata Bliumaite established her Elmhurst local tax practice in 2005 after retiring from Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams LTD. She received Enrolled Agent designation from U.S. Department of Treasury in 2008 and later joined the ranks of the prestigious NAEA National Tax Practice Institute Fellows. With NTPI Fellows we are more than qualified experts to represent their clients at all levels and branches of Internal Revenue Service. As a tax professional, Renata Bliumaite, has helped hundreds of individuals, families and small business navigate the complex US Tax Code. Her years of experience and on-going tax education enable her to solve the most complicated tax issues and disagreements, settled cases on behalf of individual and corporate clients. As an Enrolled Agent, Renata has represented taxpayers not only in Illinois, but throughout the US and some foreign countries, talked mazes of California Franchise Tax Board. She is a current member at the BNI Local Business Network. Renata holds Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University.
What Is an EA?
What Is An EA?
An enrolled agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service or audits, collections, and appeals.
What does the term “enrolled agent” mean?
“Enrolled” means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and “Agent” means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer at the IRS. Only enrolled agents, attorneys, and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the IRS. The enrolled agent profession dates back to 1884 when, after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the U.S. Treasury Department.
What are the differences between enrolled agents and other tax professionals?
Only enrolled agents are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in matters of taxation before they may represent a taxpayer before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who are state licensed and who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all enrolled agents specialize in taxation. Enrolled agents are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their unlimited right to practice from the U.S. government (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by the states).
Are enrolled agents bound by any ethical standards?
Enrolled agents are required to abide by the provisions of the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230, which provides the regulations governing the practice of enrolled agents before the IRS.
Why should I choose an enrolled agent who is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)?
The principal concern of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and its members is honest, intelligent and ethical representation of the financial position of taxpayers before the governmental agencies. Members of NAEA must fulfill continuing professional education requirements that exceed the IRS’ required minimum. In addition, NAEA members adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct of the Association, as well as the Treasury Department’s Circular 230 regulations. NAEA members belong to a strong network of experienced, well-trained tax professionals who effectively represent their clients and work to make the tax code fair and reasonably enforced.
We’re Committed To Serving Our Community With Professional Excellence
As an IRS-approved tax preparation firm, we adhere to the highest standards of the tax industry that insure you receive top-quality service. These guidelines set forth by the IRS in Circular 230 protect you from abuses and insure your tax liabilities are minimized whenever possible. We complete annual continuing professional education requirements, including mandated ethics coursework, to insure our expertise and knowledge is always current.
We also uphold the integrity of our profession through our professional memberships and affiliations, many requiring strict adherence to their rules for professional conduct and code of ethics.
We sign every tax report we prepare, and we include our Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) with the preparer’s signature. We’ve voluntarily registered as a PTIN holder with the Internal Revenue Service, and by doing so we agree to abide by strict reporting standards.
We also pledge to stand by the work we do on your behalf should the IRS question something we have prepared for you or make a formal inquiry. We know how to deal with tax agencies, and we’ll work with you to resolve any and all issues.
Our fees for preparing your return are not based upon the amount of your refund. Our fees are based upon the complexity of your return and the time we have estimated it will take to compile information, research and analyze your options, make recommendations, and complete the return.
We are open and available to you all year round. We do not open on January 1and shut down on April 16. We are always available and encourage you to contact us whenever you have a question or issue.
If you are due a refund, you will always receive it directly. It will never be paid to us and then issued by us to you. As a registered electronic filer, we will electronically file your return after you have reviewed it and properly signed, and any refund will go to you per your instructions (mailed or electronically deposited).
We will always provide you with a copy of your completed tax return, and we will always return any documents you provided to us for the preparation of your return. We take all possible precautions to secure and protect the information we are required to keep. We are informed and updated on all laws and regulations enacted to protect you from identity theft.
Be sure you bring all records and receipts applicable to the preparation of your return. We will always seek proper documentation and substantiation for deductions, credits, and other items.
These commitments insure you receive the best service possible!
Two Important Tips Regarding the Completion and Filing of Your Tax Return:
1. Before signing your return, make sure your name, address, Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number are correct. Also review the deductibles and dependents. Be sure you understand ALL of the information on your tax return.
Ask questions! We are prepared to answer your questions because you should not file a return unless you understand it.
2. If the IRS should ever contact you via correspondence or telephone regarding a tax return we have prepared for you, call us immediately so we can review the inquiry and decide upon a response.
We are your trusted advisor. We stand by the work we do for you. We have the experience to deal with these issues!