2024 Capitol Hill Fly-In Day

Make your voice heard during NAEA’s Capitol Hill Fly-In from May 20-22, 2024! 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.

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The NAEA Fly-In is a member-only event.

Price to Attend: $300


Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to another member. Attendees can transfer tickets directly from their registration page. Transfers are accepted until May 10th. After that date, no transfers will be accepted. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. If you require assistance, please contact education@naea.org. Limited space is available; a waitlist will be activated for those interested in attending should registration reach capacity.

The agenda is being finalized. See below for a high-level overview of the event. All event sessions will take place at the following location, unless otherwise specified:

Van Scoyoc Associates Inc.
800 Maine Ave SW
Rooftop Conference Space
Washington, DC 20024


Monday, May 20th


3:00 pm – 6:00 pm



5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Early Registration – beat the lines and grab your packet in advance! 


NAEA New Office Open House – drop by to mingle with NAEA staff and see the new office. Light appetizers and drinks provided.



NAEA Offices

1100 G Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005

Tuesday, May 21st


7:30 am – 4:00 pm



7:30 am – 5:15 pm


Exhibitors Open


8:45 am – 9:45 am


Session 1: What’s Happening in Washington



9:45 am – 10:15 am


Session 2: A Conversation with Erin Collins, National Taxpayer Advocate


10:15 am – 10:30 am





10:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 3: Former IRS Commissioners Panel



  • John Koskinen
  • Fred Goldberg
  • Chuck Rettig



11:30 am – 12:30 pm




12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Session 4: IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel



1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Session 5:  Journalist Panel


  • Samantha Handler, Bloomberg Tax
  • Richard Rubin, WSJ
  • Bernie Becker, Politico



2:30 pm – 2:45 pm



2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Session 6: Congressional Panel


  • Eric LoPresti, Senate Finance Committee
  • Don Snyder, R Senate Finance
  • Karen McAfee D Staff Director
  • Sean Clerget R Staff Director


3:45 pm – 4:00 pm




4:00 pm – 5:15 pm


6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Session 7: Lobbying 101


Welcome Reception

Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company

1130 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Wednesday, May 22nd


8:30 am – 9:30 am

Congressional Club Breakfast – Invitation Only 

Speaker: Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)


10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Capitol Hill Meetings with Members of Congress


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing Reception

Special Guest: Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX)

Speakers are still being finalized. Stay tuned for more information becomes available.

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel

Danny Werfel serves as the 50th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. As Commissioner, he presides over the nation’s tax system, which collects approximately $4.1 trillion in tax revenue each year representing about 96% of the total gross receipts of the United States. Commissioner Werfel oversees an agency of about 85,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $12 billion.

Sean Clerget

Sean Clerget is the Chief Oversight Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means under the leadership of Chairman Jason Smith. Before joining the Committee staff in 2019, he practiced law for six years at Arent Fox Schiff LLP in the firm’s litigation and government investigations groups. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Theresa L. Springmann in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana from 2013-14.

As Chief Oversight Counsel, Sean is the lead staffer for the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. The jurisdiction of the Oversight Subcommittee includes all matters within the scope of the full Committee’s jurisdiction, which includes tax, trade, health, work and welfare, and social security. This work involves investigations into federal agencies, the tax-exempt sector, and aspects of the private sector. Not only does Sean lead oversight and investigations efforts across the Committee’s jurisdiction, but he also handles policy matters involving the Internal Revenue Service.

Erin Collins

Erin M. Collins joined the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in March 2020 as the National Taxpayer Advocate. She is the “Voice of the Taxpayer” within the IRS and before Congress. TAS serves as a “safety net” for taxpayers by advocating for resolution of individual and business taxpayer issues within the IRS. She identifies and works toward systemic changes for all taxpayers while protecting Taxpayer Rights. TAS also oversees the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) federal grant program and the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). As part of her Annual Report to Congress, she makes administrative and legislative changes to protect taxpayer rights and works toward improving the quality of taxpayer service and tax administration by being an independent voice inside the IRS. Erin has been called to testify before the Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee, and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on a variety of subjects.

In 2022, Erin was selected as one of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in the Accounting Profession by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor magazine; as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today; a Changemaker: 50 Innovators Shaping Americans’ Finances by Money.com. In 2023, she was the recipient of KPMG’s Fifth Annual Network of Women Alumni Legacy Award, the California Lawyers Association’s Joanne M. Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award and selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today.

Erin has appeared on C-SPAN and other national media outlets and is frequently cited in tax and news publications. Erin has over 35 years of experience in tax law, spanning 15 years in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and 20 years at the accounting firm of KPMG LLP, from where she retired in 2019 as the Tax Managing Director in charge of its tax controversy practice for the Western region. At KPMG, Erin represented thousands of individuals, partnerships, small companies, and corporate taxpayers on technical and procedural tax matters. Throughout her career, Erin represented clients in federal examinations, IRS appeals, and before the U.S. Tax Court on domestic and international tax issues.

Erin was the co-author of the Practising Law Institute’s IRS Practice and Procedure Deskbook and has spoken frequently on IRS practice, procedure, controversy, and litigation matters before many professional organizations. Before joining TAS, she represented several clients pro bono to help them resolve issues with the IRS. She was also a volunteer and board member of a non-profit organization, Step Up, whose mission was to help girls in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Erin is married to Ed Robbins, Jr., and they have two children and three grandchildren.

Fred Goldberg

(1989-1991) and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy (`992). As a tax partner based in the Skadden Arps Washington, DC Office, he has at various times served as the Firm’s global co-chair of the Firm’s tax practice and as a member of the Firm’s global Diversity Committee and the Firm’s pro bono committee. He is currently Of Counsel in the Firm’s DC Office. In addition to his ongoing client work, one of his primary activities for the past several years has been working with Treasury, the IRS and others on efforts to secure and properly deploy the long-term funding that is essential for effective tax administration when it comes to both service and compliance. He has worked closely with Commissioners Rossotti and Koskinen in these efforts. Material on these efforts can be found at shrinkthetaxgap.com.

Samantha Handler

Samantha is a congressional reporter at Bloomberg Tax where she writes and contributes to Hill Tax Brief. She previously covered intellectual property for Bloomberg Law and graduated from Northwestern University.

Thad Inge

Thad Inge is well-respected in Washington as a legislative and regulatory strategist with an ability to work across the aisle and drive results. His years of experience working in Congress, at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and in the private sector have provided him with extensive policy expertise on a range of issues.

As a Vice President at VSA, Thad works with startups, nonprofits, associations, and corporations from highly regulated and emerging industries. He regularly engages on issues related to tax policy, tax administration, small business, retirement benefits, fintech, payments, and employment and labor policy. Thad has also worked on an array of economic development, emergency management, disaster relief, and appropriations issues.

Thad began his career in Washington working for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship under former Chair Mary Landrieu of Louisiana where he focused on technology policy and access to capital, playing a central role in drafting and passing small business technology transfer legislation out of the Senate. In 2010, Thad joined the SBA, rising to the position of Associate Administrator at the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, where he oversaw legislative affairs for the agency. At the SBA, Thad worked closely with Congress and the White House to expand the agency’s lending authority, create new opportunities for small business procurement, provide disaster relief for hard-hit communities, and implement new programs for startups and incubators.

Eric LoPresti

Eric LoPresti is a Tax Counsel with the Senate Finance Committee tax team. He is in the fourth year of a detail from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service. His portfolio includes IRS oversight and tax administration.

Eric has had the privilege of assisting with the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, SECURE 2.0, the Wyden Pass-through Reform Discussion Draft, and all of the Committee’s hearings on tax administration topics held during his tenure.

Before coming to the Hill, Eric spent 17 years as a Senior Attorney Advisor to the National Taxpayer Advocate, and 6 years as a corporate tax associate at a global law firm.

Richard Rubin

Richard Rubin is the U.S. tax policy reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, where he focuses on the intersection of taxes, legislation, politics and economics. He was the lead author on the Journal’s coverage of the 2017 tax law and now writes frequently about the challenges facing the Internal Revenue Service.

Before joining the Journal in 2015, Richard covered tax policy for Bloomberg News and Congressional Quarterly. Earlier in his career, he wrote about local government and transportation policy for the Charlotte Observer. Richard is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Duke University.

Don Snyder

Don is a Senior Tax and Oversight Counsel at the Senate Finance Committee, where he directs tax oversight and advises on a range of tax issues, including federal tax procedure and administration. Don joined the Finance Committee in March 2021 from the Federal Policy Group, a premier DC tax legislative firm. At Federal Policy Group, he served as a Director and Tax Associate, responsible for executing all aspects of the firm’s tax legislative practice during the enactment of a variety of legislation, including the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2018, Taxpayers First Act, Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Family First Coronavirus Response Act, CARES Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Prior to joining Federal Policy Group, he worked in a variety of legal and professional capacities in DC, New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area for a global investment bank, several law firms, and a real estate investment firm. Don served as a law clerk and then attorney advisor to the Honorable Mark. V. Holmes of the United States Tax Court. He holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, a J.D. with specialization in Business Law – Tax, from UCLA School of Law, and a B.A. in History from Princeton University.


Van Scoyoc Associates Inc.

800 Maine Ave SW
Rooftop Conference Space
Washington, DC 20024


Hyatt House Washington DC / The Wharf

725 Wharf St. SW
Washington, DC 20024 
 Cut-off Date: April 30th, 2024   

Reservations: The booking link will be sent once you have registered for the event.

Please note reservation requests received after the cutoff date will be based on availability at the Hotel’s prevailing rates.  

Day   Mon  Tues  Wed 
Date   5/20  5/21  5/22 
Rate   $289  $289   $289  

*Rates are available before and after these dates based on hotel availability. The rate does not include the DC 15.95% hotel tax.  

 *Warning About Housing Scams*

NAEA does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links provided or directly through The Hyatt House Hotel.  


Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 pm. Guests arriving prior to the Hotel check-in time shall be accommodated as rooms become available. 


Parking at the Hotel 

  • Overnight valet parking for hotel guests: $65 
  • Daily valet parking: $40 per day. 
  • Additional daily parking garages are available nearby  

Creating a safe, worry-free experience is our top priority.

NAEA is preparing the 2024 NAEA Fly-In event experience so that all individuals onsite—attendees, speakers, staff, and venue personnel—remain safe and comfortable throughout the event. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with our partners at The Hyatt House Hotel.


Duty of Care

We’re facilitating measures that will ensure optimal health and sanitary conditions in all environments where in-person interaction takes place. Read NAEA’s Duty of Care Plan

*We are continually following the COVID-19 pandemic and these requirements will be updated as needed. 

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