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Steven H. Kassel, EA Founder, President & CEO

Steve Kassel left the IRS in 1992 after serving five years as a Revenue Officer in San Jose. Steve got his Enrolled Agent (EA) license shortly thereafter. He founded e in January 1993 (known previously as &  e is devoted exclusively to the representation of taxpayers with unpaid or unfiled taxes. 

In 1997, Steve was flown to Washington at government expense and testified on Capitol Hill on IRS problems before The National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service. The Restructuring Commission’s recommendations became the framework for the historic IRS Restructuring & Reform Act that was signed into law by the President in 1998.

Steve is frequently quoted by the media on IRS problems. Steve has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America & Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. He has been quoted by numerous print publications including the New York Times, Worth magazine, and many others.

Steve wrote a comprehensive article on the IRS Offer in Compromise program for the largest association of tax professionals in the country, the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Steve was the Republican candidate for the California 19th Assembly District seat in November 2000 and was defeated by the incumbent office holder.

Steve is a 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland where he served as student manager for the nationally ranked men’s basketball team (and is now the 2002 National Champion). He lives with his wife and two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area.