Enrolled Agent Day is Thursday, February 15, 2024
Throughout February, Enrolled Agents Month, recognizes the contributions of those who represent and advocate for taxpayers all year long.
The history of enrolled agents dates to Horse Act of 1884 which Congress passed in response to fraudulent war loss claims in the wake of the American Civil War. To facilitate citizens in resolving claims with the government, Congress granted enrolled agents the authority to prepare such claims. EAs were subject to suitability checks, criminal records checks and a moral character evaluation.
Expertise, advocacy, and character remain the core values of the profession today.
Sources: National Association of Enrolled Agents & CA Society of Enrolled Agents.