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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

LOCAL WEBINARS

NATIONWIDE WEBINARS

LOCAL WEBINARS

States: IA, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI
Title: Collection Alternatives Part II (Webinar)
Date: August 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Location: Your home or office
Contact: Ann Makres; Email: Ann.P.Makres@irs.gov
Event Information: This one hour webinar will cover federal tax liens and the offer-in-compromise process. A completion certificate will be issued to all attendees who attend a minimum of 50 minutes and CE credit will be offered to enrolled agents. Those interested in attending should sent an email to Ann.P.Makres@irs.gov or Karen.A.Brehmer@irs.gov and ask for an invitation to enroll.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service

States: IL, KS, MO, NE, OK
Title: IMRS Updates for Tax Professionals (Webinar)
Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Location: Your home or office
Contact: SL.Central.IL.Chicago@irs.gov
Event Information: The IRS Stakeholder Liaison Central Area office will conduct a webinar for tax professionals on the Issue Management Resolution System (IMRS); IMRS hot topics and monthly reports; secure and elevate IMRS issues from tax professionals in attendance and also provide a Stakeholder Liaison contact for follow-up. No pre registration is required. To log on to the webinar, visit the IRS Webinar Login page and enter participant code: 63539932. For the audio, call toll-free 888-331-8226; Access code: 7575047.
Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison Field - Central Area

State: IA, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI
Title: Combating Identity Theft Part I
Date: September 17, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Location: Your home or office
Contact: SBSE.SL.Midwest@irs.gov
Event Information: This presentation is geared for tax practitioners who want to know more about identity theft. This is the first of a two part series explaining identity theft. This one hour webinar will cover individual and business identity theft. The IRS believes that the more knowledge you have regarding combating identity theft, the more valuable you are to your customers and as a partner to the IRS.

Topics will include:

  • How to identify an ID theft victim
  • What is an identity theft PIN (IP PIN) and how does it work
  • Tax preparer due diligence

A completion certificate will be issued for attendees who attend a minimum of 50 minutes. CE credit will be offered to enrolled agents and for practitioners in the Annual Filing Season Program. To register for this event, visit the IRS Conference Event Central website. If you have further questions, contact SBSE.SL.Midwest@irs.gov.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service - Midwest Area Stakeholder Liaison

State: IA, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI
Title: Combating Identity Theft Part II
Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Location: Your home or office
Contact: SBSE.SL.Midwest@irs.gov
Event Information: This presentation is geared for tax practitioners who want to know more about identity theft. This is the second of a two part series explaining identity theft. This one hour webinar will cover online ID theft and phishing schemes. The IRS believes that the more knowledge you have regarding combating identity theft, the more valuable you are to your customers and as a partner to the IRS.

Topics will include:

  • Online ID theft
  • Phishing schemes
  • Criminal Investigation’s role in ID theft

A completion certificate will be issued for attendees who attend a minimum of 50 minutes. CE credit will be offered to enrolled agents and for practitioners in the Annual Filing Season Program. To register for this event, visit the IRS Conference Event Central website. If you have further questions, contact SBSE.SL.Midwest@irs.gov.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service - Midwest Area Stakeholder Liaison

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: Jody.K.Stamback@irs.gov
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

NATIONWIDE WEBINARS

State: Nationwide
Title: Business Use of Your Home
Date: September 10, 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: sbse.webinars@irs.gov 
Event Information: This FREE one-hour broadcast is for:

  • All Tax Professionals
  • Bookkeepers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Small Business and Industry Organizations

Topics include:

  • Simplified and regular option for claiming the home office deduction
  • Requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses
  • Types of expenses you can deduct and how to figure the deduction
  • ... and more
  • Plus a live Q&A session with a Subject Matter Expert

Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn 1 CE credit – Category: 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

State: Nationwide
City: ANY
Title: Better Business through Better Records
The webinar, Better Business through Better Records, scheduled for Sept. 11, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The IRS apologizes for any inconvenience.

State: Nationwide
City: ANY
Title: Tax Practice Ethics – Circular 230 from A to Z, including amendments effective June 12, 2014
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: sbse.webinars@irs.gov  
Event Information: This FREE two-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.

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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