A key purpose for NAEA is advocacy for state and federal efforts to support fair tax policy and tax administration initiatives.


NAEA aims to be the leading voice with governing bodies to address member challenges and effect change.

Advocacy is the heart of NAEA and one of the association’s most valued member benefits by:

  • Shaping improvements in IRS reform and tax administration by demonstrating our policy and tax expertise;
  • Creating awareness of key issues by increasing member engagement, involvement, and recognition;
  • Building coalitions by communicating with other stakeholder organizations; and
  • Building relationships by educating federal and state legislators and regulators.

Key Policy Priorities

NAEA works to develop policy priorities that reflect the intersection of what EAs are facing in their everyday practices and the realities of where we as an association can move the needle and impact change with Congress, the IRS, and beyond.

  • Modernizing the IRS
  • Minimum Standards for Return Preparer Standards
  • Balanced Enforcement

Get Involved

2024 NAEA Capitol Fly-In

Over three days, gain insights from policymakers, IRS experts, and DC thought leaders about Congress and its implications for enrolled agents.


Join your colleagues and NAEA and connect with congressional offices on industry-relevant issues during our visit on Capitol Hill. This event offers members a distinct chance to engage with fellow EAs, advocate for our industry, and actively participate in the political process.

Recent Advocacy Achievements

IRS Launches New Effort Aimed at High-Income Non-Filers (March 2024)

In a letter to IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel last October, NAEA offered the enrolled agents perspective on the agency’s significant cutback to compliance initiatives and requested IRS start sending reminder notices immediately to non-filers and those with balances due in excess of $10,000.


IRS Announces Delay in Form 1099-K Reporting Threshold for Third Party Platform Payments in 2023 (November 2023)

NAEA asserted the $600 threshold is too low and will lead to taxpayer confusion around which transactions are taxable income and which are more personal and non-taxable. The $600 threshold creates a high compliance burden for small businesses and taxpayers. As a result, IRS plans for a threshold of $5,000 for 2024 to phase in implementation.


IRS Launches Paperless Processing Initiative (August 2023)

The announcement comes as the IRS has been under pressure from NAEA and other stakeholders to show progress in their efforts to modernize the agency and improve customer service with the influx of funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. The paperless processing initiative gives taxpayers the option to go paperless for IRS correspondence by the 2024 tax season and allowing the agency to achieve paperless processing for all returns by the 2025 tax season.