Mr. Hickey was the founder of Mr. Tax and has mastered accounting and tax preparation over the thirty years he has spent in the industry. He has has earned the prestigious designation of Enrolled Agent, EA. 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.
Ray and his wife Carla are world class bridge plays and spend the majority of the year in the mountains of Mexico. They both come back to Mr. Tax for the tax season to see their clients whom have come to love and trust them both over the years.