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Webinars for Tax Practitioners

The IRS broadcasts webinars on a variety of subjects aimed at educating tax professionals on issues affecting them and their clients. The webinars are free and often offer continuing education (CE) credit for enrolled agents.

Upcoming Webinars




Title: Tax Information for H-2A Visa Agricultural Workers and Employers (Webinar)
Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET); 12:30 p.m. (CT); 11:30 a.m. (MT); 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Location: Your home or office
Event Information: Join the Internal Revenue Service for this free webinar that will address these questions for the H-2A employee and their employer:

  • Do workers need a social security number and how do they get it?
  • Are the worker’s wages subject to federal income tax and social security and Medicare taxes?
  • When is a federal income tax return required?
  • Should employers be withholding or should workers pay estimated taxes?
  • Will workers be filing the 1040 or 1040NR federal income tax returns?
  • Are workers subject to backup withholding and when?
  • Is the employer liable for backup withholding?
  • How does the employer report wages and/or backup withholding for H-2A workers?

This webinar qualifies for up to 1 Federal Tax CE Credit through the IRS Approved CE Provider Program. Other payroll and tax professionals may qualify depending on the requirements of their organizations. To register, visit the H-2A Webinar Registration website.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service, Stakeholder Liaison - Northwest Area

States: AK, CO, ID, OR, UT, WA, WY
Title: Fall Practitioner Seminar (Virtual)
Date: November 12; November 13; November 14; December 8; December 10; December 16; December 17, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Your home or office
Contact: Jody Stamback; Phone: 801-799-6852; Email:
Event Information:
Join us for this virtual seminar. Use your computer to see and listen to the presentations from both the IRS and the state of Utah. Receive CE credits for attending. For more information, contact Jody Stamback by phone or email listed above.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service

States: CA, HI, NV
Title: Abusive Tax Promotions (Webinar)
Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Your home or office
Contact: Vivienne Antal; Phone: 510 637-1902; Email: 
Event Information: This virtual webinar is to inform practitioners about abusive tax promotions and/or promoters. For more information, call or email Vivienne at the information listed above.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service


State: Nationwide
City: ANY
Title: Practicing Before the IRS - Circular 230 A to Z
Date: October 29, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET); 1:00 p.m. (CT); 12:00 p.m. (MT); 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Location: Your Office or Home
Contact: SB/SE Webinars; Email:  
Event Information: This FREE 2 1/2-hour broadcast is for:

  • All Tax Professionals

Topics include:

  • Recent changes to the regulations governing tax practice before the IRS (Circular 230 Rev. 6/2014)
  • Due diligence obligations of tax professionals
  • Overview of other key Circular 230 provisions
  • Practitioner responsibilities to their clients and to the Tax Administration System
  • Best Practices for all tax professionals
  • Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Policies and Procedures
  • Live Q&A session with Karen Hawkins, Director of OPR

Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn 2 CE credits – Ethics and 1 CE Credit - Federal Tax.

To register for the event, visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website.

This event will be archived on the IRS Video Portal for later viewing approximately three weeks after the date of the event.
Sponsored By: IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division and Office of Professional Responsibility


Other Video Outreach Products

  • The IRS Video portal contains video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals. You will find video clips of tax topics, archived versions of live panel discussions and webinars. CE credit is not offered for viewing presentations on the IRS Video Portal. 
  • IRS Live is a panel discussion among IRS experts and industry professionals aimed at educating tax professionals on the most current and complex tax issues affecting them and their clients. CE credit is often offered for viewing live broadcasts, but not for viewing archived IRS Live shows.

Continuing Education Credit

To receive a certificate of completion, you must:

  • View the live presentation for at least 50 minutes from the start of the program.
  • View the presentation while signed in using the same email address that you used to register (you will not receive credit by watching on someone else’s computer). This will confirm your attendance and generate your certificate of completion.
  • Register individually. Groups can not register with one email address and then receive separate certificates. If certificates are needed, each person must register separately.

Certificates of Completion are e-mailed approximately three weeks after the broadcast.

If you are an enrolled agent, you must register for the webinar with your PTIN. Your PTIN begins with the letter P followed by eight digits. If you don't supply a PTIN, you will receive a certificate; however, your credit will not be reported to the IRS. Other participants will be sent a certificate and may receive credit if the broadcast meets their organization's or state's CE requirements.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 21-Oct-2014