The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) announced in June that AICTP member and instructor, Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP, CTC, was named the EA Journal’s first editor-in-chief. We are thrilled to celebrate Tom’s achievement and industry recognition!
The NAEA is a non-profit membership organization composed of federally-licensed tax practitioners who both specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. The EA Journal is a bimonthly publication that focuses on tax law updates and tax issues, practice management, advocacy and government relations, and association governance.
There is a good reason they selected Tom for this position. In 2019, the National Association of Enrolled Agents awarded him the Excellence in Education Award “for his acumen in educating fellow members about the complexity of §199A and the inspiration he has been to those around him to improve their craft.” Tom is also well known to AICTP, having won the 2018 Member of the Year Award, as well as being an instructor for our Tax Planning Academy and CYCE (Continuing your Certified Tax Coach Education) courses.
“AICTP opened my eyes to value I can bring to clients with tax planning, and how doing more valuable work for fewer clients is better for my bottom line and my mental health. I also realized that most tax professionals don’t provide true tax planning — or, if they do, don’t offer it in a comprehensive, value-oriented way. One of the goals of my teaching and writing has been to educate tax professionals about the power of integrating tax planning into their existing business,” Tom observed.
He has taught for a variety of national, state, and local organizations, including the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Professionals. Gorczynski also currently serves on the faculty of the National Tax Practice Institute.
In the publication’s press release announcement, Tom shared “I am excited to be the inaugural editor-in-chief of the EA Journal, NAEA’s flagship publication. I want to guide the EA Journal to be a thought leader in the tax industry with timely and highly relevant content. Our ultimate goal is that readers improve their core tax law knowledge in a wide variety of areas and leverage that knowledge into success for their clients and their businesses. We also want to keep readers at the forefront of current trends in the industry to improve processes and procedures to enhance the client experience.”
Tom is well placed to advance the organization with intelligent perspectives and cutting-edge insights. “In my new role as editor-in-chief, I want to expose readers more to tax planning, rather than the historical focus on tax compliance work,” Tom said. He will provide strategic oversight and help set the vision for tax content in the magazine. We congratulate Tom and look forward to following his impact and influence in our industry!