Jessie Seaman, Esq & EA, is a licensed Florida attorney and IRS Enrolled Agent. Jessie has over 12 years of experience with state and federal tax controversy resolution and representation. Jessie has a passion for tax controversy work because it is ever-evolving, applicable to all, and in many cases, unfairly enforced. As the daughter of small business owners, she is especially passionate about helping business owners understand and overcome their tax challenges.
As a Florida Native, Jessie grew up Boca Raton and moved to Tampa in 2000 for her undergraduate studies. While attending the University of South Florida, Jessie studied abroad in Costa Rica and eventually graduated with a double major: B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Political Science. In 2006, she was offered a scholarship from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL, where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2009.
During law school, Jessie interned with the ACLU, worked at Learn to Read, a local non-profit advocating for adult literacy, and was chosen by the Florida Coastal Academic Success Department to mentor incoming students on how to be successful in law school. Jessie is a member of the Florida Bar, Tax Section, and National Tax Practice Institute Fellowship candidate.
She is a leading voice within the tax resolution community. Most recently she was asked to be a lead instructor at both the Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale national conferences for NAEA. She has also served as an adjunct professor teaching various courses including Business Law, State and Local Taxation, Contemporary Business Ethics, and an exam preparation class for the Enrolled Agents Examination. Jessie helped form and operate a pro bono tax resolution clinic in North Florida to assist taxpayers who simply could not afford to hire professional representation for IRS and state tax issues.
Prior to becoming Vice President of Tax Support at Liberty Tax, she worked as the Vice President of Client Servicing and Engagement for Community Tax and spent over seven years with a leading national tax resolution firm.
Jessie has overseen tens of thousands of tax resolution cases from the simplest financial privacy plans to the most complex business cases and high-profile celebrity clients. She spends her current days with an eye towards the future. Her time is spent building a relationship with the IRS, community, and law schools via a legal internships. Jessie also understands the need for competent, professional, and ethical tax practitioners, so much of her week is spent in the classroom helping colleagues prepare for the Special Enrollment Exam (Enrolled Agent credentials).
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Jessie enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, including kayaking, golf, tennis…and the list goes on. She, and her Pomsky pup Fisher, have settled into “big-city” life in Chicago (layers are key). Go Cubs!