IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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The IRS has released a new Enrolled Agent logo that EAs may use in marketing materials. It replaces a logo that the IRS created in 2012.

While use of the new logo is optional, the agency said, use of the prior logo must cease. One reason: The prior logo contains a likeness of a government insignia, which the IRS said legally limits its use to officers and employees of federal departments and agencies.

EAs have until October 31 to discontinue use of the logo containing the IRS eagle.

“We apologize for this error and any confusion that we may have caused,” the agency said in an announcement.

Active enrolled agents can obtain the logo by emailing a request to epp@irs.gov with the subject line “EA logo."

The new EA logo
The new EA logo
Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.