NATIONAL ENROLLED AGENTS MONTH
Throughout February, National Enrolled Agents Month recognizes the contributions of the professionals who represent and advocate for taxpayers all year long.
Whether a taxpayer’s needs range from the simplest tax return to the most complex business concerns, an Enrolled Agent provides assistance and representation. Enrolled Agents are tested and licensed by the U.S. Treasury and have unlimited right to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Enrolled Agents know how to make sense of the numbers and when to file the forms. They take the daunting tax code and break it down.
In 1884, Congress passed the Enabling Act and at the same time recognized Enrolled Agents. President Chester A. Arthur signed the act into law on July 7th of that same year. Also called the Horse Act of 1884, the legislation went into effect following the Civil War. The legislation helped regulate those acting as agents for people making claims against the government for property seized during the war. While there is no doubt the government seized property for the war effort, it was necessary to ensure those representing the claimants met a set of standards.
Today there are more than 53,000 Enrolled Agents across the country and worldwide who assist taxpayers. Each one meets a strict set of guidelines, testing, and education requirements.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEnrolledAgentsDay
All month long, learn about the services Enrolled Agents provide. As a taxpayer, it’s essential to know that an Enrolled Agent is one of the few who can represent you before the IRS. So what else can an Enrolled Agent do for you? Visit www.NAEA.org to find out more.
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NATIONAL ENROLLED AGENTS DAY HISTORY
The National Association of Enrolled Agents founded National Enrolled Agents Month in February 2019 to recognize the long history and wide variety of services provided by Enrolled Agents.
With just fewer than 11,000 members 38 affiliates representing 43 states, the NAEA (our nation’s society) serves the taxpayer. Headquartered in Washington, DC, since 1981, the location has helped it exceed expectations in its level of advocacy and government relations activities on Capitol Hill.
In December 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Enrolled Agents Day to be observed every February.
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