Michael Plyler and Mary Ann Smith Earn Enrolled Agent Designation

Plyler and Smith can now represent taxpayers without limitation before the IRS

Columbia, S.C. – (April 6, 2017) – The Neal Firm, CPA, PA is proud to announce that Michael Plyler and Mary Ann Smith have both earned the Enrolled Agent Designation. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are considered to be “America’s Tax Experts” and are federally licensed tax practitioners who can represent taxpayers, without limitation, before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In order to achieve this high designation, Plyler and Smith had to complete and pass an intense three-part exam issued by the IRS, covering all aspects of taxation and client representation. Enrolled Agents may prepare tax returns and handle tax matters for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any other entities with tax-reporting requirements.

“I am so incredibly proud of Michael and Mary Ann for achieving this amazing designation,” said R. Douglas Neal, Jr., CPA, president of The Neal Firm, CPA, P.A. “They are both extremely knowledgeable and capable of handling a wide variety of clients’ tax matters. They have deepened and broadened our level of service and expertise by becoming Enrolled Agents.”

Michael Plyler has been with The Neal Firm for 13 years and serves as Senior Manager, heading up the clergy taxation and services market. He assists individuals and clergy clients with individual tax preparation, financial planning, corporate, partnership and trust taxation compliance. He is also responsible for coordinating the firm’s business accounting services. He is well versed as a public speaker and has conducted numerous clergy tax seminars and workshops. Plyler holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing and accounting from The University of South Carolina.

Mary Ann Smith has been with The Neal Firm for 10 years and serves as Client Services and Operations Manager. She is responsible for individual client tax preparation as well as other accounting and payroll services for business clients. Mary Ann also manages day-to-day logistics and operations of the Firm. As an Enrolled Agent, Smith is able to provide an even broader and deeper level of service to the Firm’s clients. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Winthrop University, and a certified payroll specialist certificate from Midlands Technical College.

# # #

About The Neal Firm, CPA, P.A.
The Neal Firm was established in 1996 with a primary mission and focus of helping individuals make smarter financial decisions by first knowing the tax implications of those decisions. Our firm provides individuals and businesses with a full range of financial, tax and business services. We also specialize in clergy and church tax and payroll services. For more information, please visit www.thenealfirm.com.