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Tax Talk Today Features Office of Professional Responsibility

IR-2007-169, Oct. 12, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the October Tax Talk Today program will be “The ABCs of OPR.” The live hour-long Webcast will focus on the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which is responsible for setting, communicating and enforcing standards of competence, integrity and conduct among tax professionals who practice before the IRS.

The Webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, at 2 p.m. ET. Discussion topics on the Webcast will include an overview of OPR, Circular 230 and monetary penalties.

Panelists will be Michael Chesman, Director, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility; Deborah Butler, IRS, Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure and Administration; Mark Kaizan, IRS, Associate Chief Counsel, General Legal Services; and Pamela Olson, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and former Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Tax Talk Today is a Webcast aimed at educating tax and payroll professionals on the most current and complex tax issues. Tax professionals who wish to learn about OPR are encouraged to watch and submit questions.

To access the Webcast at no charge, viewers can register online at www.TaxTalkToday.tv. Tax professionals in need of continuing education credits (CECs) are eligible to receive one CEC by viewing the October 16 Webcast.

Archived shows are available on www.TaxTalkToday.tv

NOTE: The next show will be November 6 on “What’s Hot in Employment Taxes: Independent Contractor or Employee?”

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