Criteria for Contributions to Members of Congress
NAEA PAC is dedicated to advancing matters of legislative concern on behalf of enrolled agents. The PAC’s disbursement decisions must be viewed through this prism, and we must make our decisions accordingly.
The legislative issues of greatest concern to EAs are generally those of tax policy and tax administration, which originate in the congressional tax-writing committees. Therefore, NAEA PAC will limit its contributions to incumbent members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, with a focus on the leadership of those committees. Exceptions to this provision may be considered for non-tax writing committee members whose direct role in tax-related issues warrants NAEA PAC support.
In order to strengthen the connection between enrolled agents who contribute to the PAC and PAC support of a specific candidate, NAEA PAC will contribute to re-election campaign committees of Members of Congress we support and, except in extraordinary circumstances, refrain from supporting “leadership PACs.”
Our goal is to use the PAC to interact directly with Members of Congress, to discuss issues important to enrolled agents, and to inform Members of Congress about NAEA and the competency and professionalism of the enrolled agent community. Thus, to the extent possible and practical, NAEA PAC will make contributions at small gatherings rather than at large events.
The NAEA PAC Steering Committee approves of each NAEA PAC disbursement through a majority vote.