James J. Keating, EA
Jim is an enrolled agent who handles resolution of compliance and collection issues from initial contact through appeals with the Internal Revenue Service and State tax agencies. Jim always strives to establish quick and cost-effective tax dispute resolutions.
Jim retired from the federal government after more than 30 years of service, including 22 years with the Collection Division of the Internal Revenue Service. For 12 years, Jim was with the Los Angeles-based Large Dollar Speciality Group that had broad authority to resolve significant, notorious or high profile collection and compliance accounts. Jim also served on a long-term assignment to the IRS Abusive Trust Unit. During his time with the Specialty Group, Jim often assisted IRS Area Counsel, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Criminal Intelligence Division and Internal Security (now known as the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration). Jim received numerous awards for the quality of his work, including a letter of commendation from the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
Jim is a veteran of Viet Nam where he served as a Vietnamese language interpreter-translator with the 7th Psychological Operations Battallion in I Corp. After leaving the military, Jim joined the United States Peace Corps and served for several years in Korea where he was an instructor for English as a Second Language. While with the IRS, Jim frequently utilized his Asian language skills and cultural knowledge in civil and criminal tax investigations. Jim received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Mayor of Los Angeles for his work with the Korean-American Community.
Jim is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the California Society of Enrolled Agents.
Jim received a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University in 1970. He received a J.D. in 2005. Throughout his career, Jim has taken courses to help him understand the examination side of the IRS as well as the collection side.