(Last Updated On: January 4, 2019)

National Enrolled Agents Month - February


Throughout February, National Enrolled Agents Month recognizes the contributions of the men and women 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. When it’s time to make sense of the numbers and file the forms, Enrolled Agents have the knowledge. They take the daunting tax code and break it down.

They’ve been recognized since 1884 when Congress passed the Enabling Act. It was signed by President Chester A. Arthur on July 7th of that year. Also called the Horse Act of 1884, the legislation was put in place following the Civil War to help 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 over 53,000 Enrolled Agents across the country and around the world who assist taxpayers, and each one meets a strict set of guidelines, testing, and education requirements.


All month long, learn about the services Enrolled Agents provide. As a taxpayer it’s important to know, an Enrolled Agent is one of the few who can represent you before the IRS. What else can an Enrolled Agent do for you? Visit to find out more.

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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.

NAEA (our nation’s society) has just under 11,000 members and 38 affiliates representing 43 states. It has been headquartered in Washington, DC since 1981 and 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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