has been a recognized tax expert and financial planner since 1974,
serving thousands of clients. He wrote numerous financial articles for
Canadian national newspapers such as The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Business
News, and the Financial Post in the 80's and 90's. Appearing on both
nationwide television and local radio, Gary provided answers to caller's
general tax questions and tax commentary on various news programs. He is
the current contributing update author of the highly technical and
definitive taxation chapter of the LexisNexis law publication for
immigration attorneys titled
Immigration Law and Procedure : Desk Edition published by Bender,
dealing with US tax law regarding residency, immigrant and international
tax related issues. He co-published a white paper titled
Non-citizen Employees, Thier Employers and
Related Tax Issues presented at the American Immigration Law
Attorneys (AILA) annual conference in Las Vegas in June 2009.
He relocated from Ottawa to the Dallas/Fort
Worth metroplex in
1999, and specializes in cross-border U.S. and Canadian income tax
preparation. As an Enrolled Agent he is enrolled to practice before the IRS
with client-attorney privilege. He is under contract with the
Internal Revenue Service as a
certifying acceptance agent to assist foreign taxpayers in obtaining US
taxpayer identification numbers.
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at the IRS website.
Gauvin is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. The
National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is a national association
of over 11,000 independent, licensed tax professionals called Enrolled
Agents (EA). The association is dedicated to helping its members maintain
the highest level of knowledge, skills and professionalism in all areas
of taxation, so that their members may most effectively represent the
needs of their clients.
Members of NAEA are required to complete a
minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional education each year in the
interpretation, application and administration of federal and state tax
laws in order to maintain membership in the organization. This
requirement surpasses the IRS required minimum of 16 hours per year.
As of January 2008 he joined the faculty of
Lorman Education Services. They provide both online and in person
continuing education seminars for lawyers, accountants and other
professionals. Mr. Gauvin taught the tax portion of the 2008 business
immigration seminar held in Dallas.
CPA or Enrolled Agent?
An Enrolled Agent (EA)
designation is only granted to tax experts by the IRS
individual must complete a rigorous background check and 4
grueling examinations over a 2 day period - the same as
CPAs to obtain the EA designation. Less than
1/3 pass the exams in any year, which cover taxation of
individuals, trusts & estates, corporations & partnerships,
What makes an EA different than a CPA is that all the exams
and traing is on income tax only. CPAs cover a number of additional areas
including government accounting and audits of public corporations.
Simply put, an EA is guaranteed to be all about income tax.
An EA is a representative for
the taxpayer - not the IRS. They are allowed to practice
before the IRS with the same authority and client privilege
as any attorney or CPA. They are the only tax experts
granted this authority
under federal law and number less than 35,000. They are truly the tax experts. More info is available at the IRS website