Consumer Service Organizations
The Better Business Bureau
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
The National Fraud Information Center
FSEA Florida Chapters
Contact: Karen Martin, EA
Capital City Chapter
Jefferson, Leon, Madison, Taylor Counties
Contact: Paul Marsh, EA
Central Florida Ridge Chapter
Lake, Marion, Osceola, Polk Sumter Counties
Contact: Karin Nelson, EA
First Coast Chapter
Clay, Duval, Nassau, St Johns Counties
Contact: Doris Peterson, EA
Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Contact: Mary Jean Wenzel, EA http://www.floridaenrolledagents.com/
Miami Dade Chapter
Miami- Dade County
Contact: Eduardo Leiseca, EA
Palm Beach Chapter
Palm Beach County
Contact: Laima Lileika, EA
Space Coast Chapter
Contact: Joseph Grutta, EA
Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas Counties
Contact: Michael Carlisle, EA
PALM BEACH CHAPTER HOLIDAY PARTY 12/6/2012
Palm Beach November Chapter Meeting
Palm Beach Chapter October Meeting
President Elect Jeffrey Schneider, EA and FSEA EVP Ali Schneider, present
teddy beEArs to the staff of The Child and Family Center, on behalf of
the Palm Beach Chapter of the FSEA
and Teddy bEArs for KIds
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
20 year anniversary FSEA Miami Dade Chapter received award
for the phone bank program
Palm Beach Chapter 8/23/12
Breakfast meeting at Jackie & Lori's Cafe
First Coast Chapter- 8/11/2012
at the Big Event - Back to School with BEAM 2012.
"BEAM" (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Inc). Enrolled Agents,
Hub Gregory, Jeff Mitchell, Emily Hancock and Doris Peterson had a great time
and handed out a few hundred Teddy Bears & stuffed animals, some from the FSEA bEAr
Project, to children from ages 4 to15. This event has taken place for the past 19 years
at the Beach United Methodist Church at Jacksonville Beach, FL. This was a community
drive, hosted by the church to provide children all school supplies to start school, backpacks, clothing, haircuts,
shoes and vouchers for shoes, dental supplies and books.
There were over 300 Volunteers and 1200 people walked through.
Have you been part of a Tax Season phone bank or have been interviewed on a TV or radio program? Perhaps you were published in a Newspaper or online. Please share this information with your fellow FSEA members.
Email Ali Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org with the your noteworthy information.
3/7/2013 Noel A. Hoover, EA
does a weekly radio spot call "Taxation Station" every Thursday between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm, on WAXE 107.9 FM and 1370 AM.
It can also be heard online on IHeartRadio's website. It's part of the "Lisa and Leo Live" show, which airs from 5-7 PM daily.
As our chapter's PR chairman here is a piece of EA promotion that I came across within the past couple of days. I have a non-profit that we handle and I found out that they changed their by-laws to include Enrolled Agent licensed by the IRS. It's Article III Finances of their by-laws, which originally read:
"... and audited by a Certified Public Accountant..."
It now reads,
"... and reviewed by a Certified Public Accountant, or an Enrolled Agent licensed by the IRS,...
I didn't even realize that I had that big an impact on the Treasurer that she had the By-Laws changed to reflect this.
Chalk up another one for our profession!!!!!!!!
Michael A. Carlisle, Enrolled Agent, E.A.
Alternative Tax Services, Inc.
Enrolled Agent to be included in Merriam-Webster Dictionary!
May 15, 2012
The power of membership! In a stunning example of what individual EAs can do to promote the designation, the requests to Merriam-Webster that enrolled agent be included in the dictionary have resulted in this response: I am happy to tell you that we agree with you and that enrolled agent is on a list of entries to be included as part of our work on a new Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Thanks to all the FSEA and NAEA members who answered the call in E@lert and wrote to Webster requesting the inclusion, and special thanks to NAEA President Frank Degen, EA for focusing attention on this issue.
This is just another step forward in our quest to make enrolled agent a household term. It's an exciting time! Working together, we are going to make 2012 the Year of the EA!
Click to read Letter to Merriam Webster from EA, Jeffrey Schneider
Click to read Letter from Merriam-Webster
(reprint from the E@lert)
Date: June 4, 2013
Location: Colony West Country Club
6800 NW 88th Ave (N Pine Island Rd)
Topic:1031 Real Estate Exchanges
Speaker: Jeffrey Feinberg, EA CE: 1
Cost: Member $25.00 Non-member $32.00
Contact Karen Martin, EA for more information
CENTRAL FL RIDGE CHAPTER
Contact Karin Nelson, EA for more information
Date: June 25, 2013
Location: Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel
Topic: The Examination Process and 1099-C Cancellation of Debt
Speaker: Roger Maurice, CPA CE: 2
RSVP: By June 21st
Cost: Member $25.00 Non-member $30.00 Guest $30.00 At Door: $35.00
Contact Doris Peterson, EA for more information.
Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm - education
6:00pm- dinner, followed by meeting and installation of new officers
Location: Der Dutchman (formerly Troyers Dutch Heritage)
3713 Bahia Vista St
Topic: Representation Issues including Installment Agreements, OIC's
Lead by: Larry Heinkel CE: 2
RSVP: By May 14th
Cost: Members $25.00 Non members $30.00
Contact Mary Jean Wenze, EA for more information
SPACE COAST CHAPTER
Date: June 19, 2013
Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Location: Regions Bank on Wickham Rd
Topic: Obamacare2013: What you should be doing now
Lead by: Lois Fredricks, EA & Members of SCEA CE: 2
Cost: Free to memebers of the Space Coast Chapter
Contact Joseph Grutt, EA for more information
email@example.com or 321-777-8482
OTHER CHAPTER INFORMATION
FSEA, First Coast Chapter Enrolled Agent, Hub Gregory, did an Interview this morning at 7:00 AM with FOX 30/CBS 47 in Jacksonville, discussing the AMERICAN TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT OF 2012 (ATRA), Tax Increases for 2013, Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Credit and the American Opportunity Tax Credit and how taxpayers will be affected .....Yea, promoting EA's again! Click here for the interview
Congratulations to Richard Tinkelenberg. He was awarded a Scholarship to Liaison by the Suncoast Chapter. Over the past several months,all of the FSEA chapters were engaged in the Chapter Challenge. They were charged with collecting toiletries (mini products) to donate to the less fortunate in their community. Suncoast collected well over 1100 pices. Way to Go Suncoast!!!
Congratulations from the Space Coast Chapter members and the FSEA, to Candy Graham on passing the SEE exam and earning her designation as an Enrolled Agent. Way to go Candy!
April 27 and May 11, 2013 Shred Fest 2013, the Suncoast Chapter is aiming to shred 10,000 pounds of paper in Tampa alone and they are now promoting “Going Green”, and helping the environment by recycling. Members, share the information with your clients, family and friends.
The Palm Beach Chapter was recently approved as an IRS CE Provider.
Elisa Sparks EA, our VP of the Palm Beach Chapter and Bill Pike EA are working on a e-newsletter for our Chapter, which will update you on our Chapter Events, Tax Updates and news about our Members. It will be e-mailed to everyone on our mailing list. If you know anyone else who would like to receive a copy, please send their e-mail address to Bill Pike EA at PikeTAXES@aol.com. Please also send him any news or information you would like to share with others.
OTHER EVENT INFORMATION
Upcoming Events; Vist the events calendar for more details
April 27, 2013 Office of Sally Lindberg, EA
Suncoast Chapter Shredfests
May 11, 2013 Office of Jerry Joyce, EA
Palm Beach County Shredfest
Florida Practitioners Telephone Directory
Click here to view the information
FSEA Event Pictures
Show Your EA Colors
HOW DO ENROLLED AGENTS SHOW THEIR COLORS??
Noel Hoover, EA Jeffrey Schneider, EA David Kinser, EA Lynn Schmidt, EA Lynn Schmidt, EA Twila Midwood, EA
Past Presidents Council