NAEA is recognized as the premier organization powering enrolled agents – America’s tax experts


To advance the recognition of enrolled agents and to enhance the professional growth of its members through promotion, member support, advocacy and education.


  • Adhere to high ethical standards
  • Promote professionalism
  • Advocate for the enrolled agent (EA) credential
  • Promote competency through licensure and education
  • Engage in visionary thinking
  • Respect diversity
  • Meet Member needs
  • Support sound tax policy and taxpayer rights
  • Practice knowledge-based governance



Goal Area #1 – Recognition of enrolled agents (EAs)
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Expand public recognition of enrolled agents (EAs) as America's tax experts
  • Empower members to promote themselves to the public as America's tax experts
Goal Area #2 – Member and Affiliate Services
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Increase the value of membership by providing and promoting benefits for members and affiliates
  • Provide exceptional customer service to members and affiliates
  • Increase the number of members
Goal Area #3 – Advocacy
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Promote NAEA as the voice of enrolled agents and advocate for the profession
  • Increase NAEA's influence in tax administration and tax policy
  • Influence federal oversight of paid return preparers
  • Advocate for codification of the enrolled agent credential
Goal Area #4 – Education
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Expand opportunities for education in representation, tax preparation and practice management
  • Promote programs to help tax professionals become enrolled agents
  • Increase educational resources for state affiliates
Goal Area #5 – Organizational/Infrastructure and Financial Security
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Ensure NAEA continues to be organizationally stable and financially sound
  • Improve, expand, and promote NAEA’s technological competency

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