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Webinars for Small Businesses

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



Local Webinars

State: DC, MD, NC, SC and VA
Title: 1st Quarter Business & Industry (Webinar)
Date: January 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Your home or office
Contact: Evelyn Williamson; Phone: 336-574-6403; Email:
Event Information: This webinar will be the first in a series for 2015 presented by the IRS South Atlantic Area Stakeholder Liaisons to share information on current business and industry tax issues.

Topics include: 

  • H-2A Visa farmworkers
  • Employment tax issues
  • IRS 2015 service approach

Note: This webinar is FREE and open to everyone! Preregistration is not required.

To attend, follow the steps below:

  1. Login on the IRS Webinar website with participant code 30544713
  2. Call 888-331-8226 with participant code 5542910. You must login and call for full visual and audio participation. Please login 10 minutes early to run the system check and avoid technical difficulties.

Sponsored By: IRS South Atlantic Area Stakeholder Liaisons

State: MD, NC, SC, and VA
Title: Basic Withholding Tax (Webinar)
Date: February 5; May 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Location: Your Home or Office
Event Information: Payroll taxes don't have to be complicated and confusing! Attend this FREE webinar and gain valuable knowledge and skills you will need to prepare your withholding forms and file your returns with confidence. The South Carolina Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, will present information that can help you better understand your business obligations. This class is offered as an online webinar in an effort to reach more taxpayers across the state. Just log onto your computer on the date and time of the scheduled class. You'll be able to hear the instructor and see the presentation just as if you were sitting in class! Web conferencing software is not needed.

Two ways to register:

  1. Email the following information to (preferred method):
  • Class date
  • Registrant name
  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Daytime phone number

A confirmation of your registration will be sent via email.

  1. Call the Taxpayer Education Hunt Line: 803-898-5800

Pre-registration is encouraged.
Sponsored By: S.C. Department of Revenue

State: MA, NH and NY
Title: Construction Small Business Forum (Webinar)
Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Location: Your Home or Office
Contact: Nilka Enck; Phone: 212-436-1638; Email:
Event Information: This virtual Construction Small Business Forum will be delivered by WebInterpoint. IRS, Stakeholder Liaison, will discuss business recordkeeping and IRS small business resources. A representative from the Department of Labor/Employee Benefits will discuss the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Administration. For more information, contact Nilka Enck by phone or email listed above.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service

Nationwide Webinars

Title: Tips vs. Service Charges: What are they and how are they reported?
Date: February 11, 2015
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 one-hour broadcast is for:

  • Tax Professionals and Organizations
  • Small Businesses and Organizations
  • Payroll Professionals

Topics include:

  • Tips – Employee and Employer Responsibilities
  • Tips vs. Service Charges
  • Revenue Ruling 2012-18
  • Form 8027 – Employer’s Annual Information Return of Tip Income & Allocated Tips
  • Additional Medicare Tax on Tips
  • Plus a live Q&A session

Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn 1 CE credit – Federal Tax.

To register for the event, visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website. This event will be archived in the IRS Video Portal for later viewing approximately three weeks after the date of the event.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service

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.
  • 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.

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 e-mail address and then receive separate certificates. If certificates are needed, each person must register separately.

Certificates of Completion are emailed 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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