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This article needs some organizational work, possibly in tandem with the article Enrolled Agent.
The term "tax advisor" and the term "tax preparer" (meaning income tax return preparer) are probably not precisely equivalent, yet the article discusses both without a detailed distinction. These are related and somewhat overlapping concepts. Stay tuned. Famspear 16:54, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Post-script: The article also discusses "practice before the Internal Revenue Service" under Circular 230, which also is a related, overlapping concept. For example, in the United States you could be a "tax advisor" without actually preparing income tax returns. You could be a "tax advisor" without actually representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You could be an income tax return preparer without being a tax advisor -- and without representing taxpayers before the IRS. Famspear 16:57, 27 December 2006 (UTC)