Member California Society of Enrolled Agents

Franklin J. Ruedel, EA, Corp.
San Gabriel, CA 91775
P.O. Box 1912 - Temple City, CA 91780
Phone: (626) 286-9662   Fax: (626) 285-2107



Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino and San Gabriel Valley Tax Service


Just received an audit notice from the IRS?    Fallen behind in filing tax returns?
Struggling with complicated estate or trust taxes?    Want to minimize your tax obligation?

If any of these sound like your situation, we can help!

Franklin graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 1963 with a BS in Business Administration in the field of Accounting. Subsequently, he went on to obtain a BA in Economics in 1969. As an alumni, he continues to support the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.

In 1967, Franklin began employment for the Trust Tax Department of major Los Angeles banks. His 34 years of employment of several major institutions in this field built a base of substantial knowledge and expertise in the preparation of various types of tax returns, as well as a thorough working knowledge of probate/trust procedure and trust accounting requirements. Types of taxes include; income taxes for individuals, Trusts and Estates, Partnerships, Payroll and Charitable & Exempt Organizations returns.

Franklin J. Ruedel Enrolled AgentFranklin J. Ruedel (Frank)
Enrolled Agent
Certified Notary Signing Agent

In becoming an EA, Franklin successfully passed the examination given by the IRS which allows him to use his representation skills at the various levels of the IRS; audit, appeals and collections. He has set for the Tax Court Exam.

Professional experience includes the presidency of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter Enrolled Agents Association (CSEA).
Professional licenses include: EA and Notary Public.

On the personal side, Franklin is married with four daughters. He continues to be active in church and local community groups, particularly in his supportive role as a parent. He is a retired E-6 for the Seabee’s (USNR-R). His hobby includes trains.

Q&A - Below are some frequently asked questions regarding Enrolled Agents and the benefits of having a tax professional on your side:

Q: What are Enrolled Agents?

A: Enrolled Agents are tax professionals licensed by the federal government to represent taxpayers. EAs are experts in tax planning and the preparation of tax returns, and effective advocates on behalf of taxpayers before the IRS and state tax agencies.

Q: How is an EA different from other tax preparers?

A: Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate competence in matters of taxation; their right to represent taxpayers comes directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Unlike many tax preparers for whom tax preparation is a seasonal job from January through April 15, EAs provide tax services year-round in the field of tax planning, preparation, and representation.

Q: How do I know if my tax preparer is an Enrolled Agent?

A: Look for the “We SpEAk Tax” designation, and insist that your tax preparer be a Member of the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA). Members of CSEA are required to fulfill 25% more professional education every year than any other Enrolled Agents. CSEA Members not only SpEAk Tax — they speak it fluently!

Q: Are Enrolled Agents bound by ethical standards?

A: Absolutely! The Treasury Department’s Circular 230 provides stringent regulations governing the practice of Enrolled Agents before the IRS. No less than 2 hours of Ethics training per year are required under the regulations. In addition, Members of the California Society of Enrolled Agents are bound by a rigorous Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.

Q: What qualifications are required to become an EA and maintain enrollment?

A: There are only two ways to earn the Enrolled Agent designation. The first route is to take a three-part examination, one of the most difficult professional examinations in the country. This test covers all aspects of taxation, including ethics. The approval process for enrollment includes a thorough background investigation.

The other way to become an EA is to be employed by the IRS for a minimum of five years, regularly interpreting and applying the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and regulations.

Following successful enrollment, EAs are required to maintain a rigorous schedule of professional education in the tax field. Because of the difficulty in becoming enrolled and maintaining that enrollment, fewer than 45,000 tax professionals are currently enrolled as EAs. When you sit down with an Enrolled Agent, you are sitting down with the ultimate tax expert!



National Association of Enrolled Agents ~ California Society of Enrolled Agents
San Gabriel Valley Chapter CSEA ~ National Notary Association

Temple City Chamber of Commerce ~ Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Kiwanis International ~ American Legion

Member National Notary AssociationMember - Temple City Chamber of Commerce Member Kiwanis International    Member of the American Legion

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino and San Gabriel Valley Tax Service


Franklin J. Ruedel, Enrolled Agent
San Gabriel, CA  91775
P.O. Box 1912 - Temple City, CA 91780
Phone (626) 286-9662   Fax: (626) 285-2107



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