July 26, 2018
NAEA exists to protect, promote and provide for our profession. One of the most difficult accomplishments for any association is to be invited to testify before Congress. Such testimony invariably raises the profession’s profile and sends the message it is influencing policy.
We have had two such opportunities within the past seven months. Today, July 26, 2018, Phyllis Jo Kubey, EA, represented NAEA at a Senate hearing focused on IRS reform and newly introduced legislation that includes many issues NAEA raised in a widely-distributed IRS reform white paper.
NAEA was the only tax professional organization invited to testify. This speaks to the ongoing efforts of our Government Relations team and to the growing awareness by key congressional committees of the important role enrolled agents play in tax policy and effective tax administration.
The Senate Finance Committee live streamed Phyllis’s testimony. You will be able to review the testimony in its entirety, or just fast forward to the parts where she is speaking.
NOTE: When viewing the Senate hearing, fast-forward to around 16:50 for the beginning (not sure why there is this pause). Phyllis comes on around 32:50.