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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



Nationwide Webinars

Title: 2015 Payment Alternatives When You Owe the IRS
Date: March 25, 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

Topics include:

  • Online Payment Agreements – Expanded eligibility criteria
  • Prerequisites to Collection Case Resolution – Why current and ongoing compliance is vital
  • Collection Information Statements – Providing financial information to resolve the more complex collection cases. When it is necessary and how the information is used.
  • Selling or refinancing property when there is a tax lien – What you’ll need to make the process go smoothly.
  • Plus a live Q&A session

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

Local Webinars

State: New York
Title: Capital District Small Business Forum - Part I (Webinar)
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your office or home
Contact: Susan Jensky; Phone: 518-242-5446; Email: 
Event Information: A small business forum will be conducted virtually via WebInterpoint. The following agencies will discuss the most up to date information that relates to the small business taxpayer:

  • IRS, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Susan Jensky, will discuss the updates to the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • NYS Tax & Finance, Business Ombudswoman/Director of Business Education, Mwisa Chisunka, will discuss StartUp NY and more
  • US Department of Labor-Occupational Safety and Health Area Director, Kim Castillon, will discuss updates to the OSHA laws and mandates
  • NYS Small Business Development Center Albany Director, Bill Brigham, will provide information relating to new and existing small businesses

To register, email Susan R Jensky at

State: CA, HI and NV
Title: New Online Tools from Social Security and IRS (Webinar)
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Your office or home
Event Information: Tax season is here and many beneficiaries need a SSA-1099 or a SSA-1042S to complete their tax returns. If your clients receive Social Security benefits and did not receive or misplaced their SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S, encourage them to save time and create a "My Social Security" account to get instant replacements. Gain a better understanding of IRS' online tools, including online payment agreements and direct pay, to serve your clients better. To register, visit the IRS Conference Center website.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration

States: CA, HI and NV
Title: Irvine Builds Businesses (Webinar)
Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Your office or home
Event Information: The IRS knows tax-related identity theft is a frustrating process for victims and is committed to working with you. Know the warning signs, the steps to take if you become a victim and how to reduce your risk. IRS, courtesy of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, presents this free webinar. Access this webinar with your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. For more information, visit the Irvine Chamber of Commerce website or call 949-660-9112 ext. 125.
Sponsored By: Irvine Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Internal Revenue Service

State: CA, HI and NV
Title: Affordable Care Act (Webinar)
Date: March 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Your office or home
Event Information: This webinar in partnership with the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service. IRS will cover small business tax issues including Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions:

  • Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • ACA Provision 4980H - Employer Shared Responsibility
  • Provisions ACA 9002 - Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage in W-2

To register, visit the IRS Conference Center website to register.

State: New York
City: Albany
Title: Capital District Small Business Forum - Part II (Webinar)
Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Your office or home
Contact: Susan Jensky; Phone: 518-242-5446; Email:
Event Information: The small business forum will provide the most up to date information relating to the small business taxpayer. The following agencies will present:

  • IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison - Susan R. Jensky
  • NYS Licensing Office - MaryAnn Pelletier
  • Social Security Administration - Mike Dineen
  • NYS Workers Compensation Board - Neil Gilberg
  • NYS Department of Labor, Labor Standards - Speaker TBA

To register, email Susan Jensky at

State: MD, NC, SC, and VA
Title: Basic Withholding Tax (Webinar)
Date: 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

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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