I have been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent. An Enrolled Agent can represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service

To become an Enrolled Agent, it was necessary to pass a four-part, 11-hour test given by the IRS. The test covers taxation issues for individuals, businesses, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and non-profit organizations. The test also covers IRS regulations, procedures, and collections.

I hold a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University, and a master's and Ph.D. degree in mathematics education from the University of Chicago. I have served as the President of of the California Society of Enrolled Agents and the President of the North Bay Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled Agents. I am also a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and have written many articles on taxes and ethics.

I am a former junior high, high school, and mathmatics college teacher. I moved to the Mendocino Coast in 1996 from Normal, Illinois, where I was a professor of mathematics education at Illinois State University. I began my practice here in 1997. I am married to Rebecca Deerwater, and I have two daughters, Lilly Deerwater and Raina Deeerwater.

In addition to my work as a tax practitioner, I am an independent consultant on leadership development in nonprofit organizations. I am currently a research fellow for the Melos Institute.

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Raven Deerwater EA, PhD      P.O. Box 1786 Mendocino, CA 95460
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