IRS to Host Six Tax Forums This Year


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IR-2006-23, Feb. 3, 2006

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will host a series of six tax forums across the nation this summer for the benefit of tax professionals, the IRS announced today.

The forums present the latest news and information from the IRS over three days of seminars. Representatives of the IRS, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the National Association of Tax Professionals, the National Society of Accountants and the National Society of Tax Professionals will lead seminars and be available for discussion.

This will be the sixteenth year the forums have been a component of the IRS’ communication and outreach efforts.

In a survey of last year’s attendees, 98 percent were satisfied with the Nationwide Tax Forums. Attendees have also said that as a result of their participation they are able to respond to their clients’ needs in a more professional manner and can offer more technical expertise.

In addition to the seminars, the forums also feature a two-day expo with representatives from the IRS and tax, financial and business communities offering their products, services and expertise.

Locations and Dates, CPE Credits, Registration

The locations and dates of the 2006 tax forums are:

  • Anaheim, Calif. –– June 27-29  
  • Chicago, Ill. –– July 11-13
  • Atlanta, Ga. –– July 25-27
  • Orlando, Fla. –– Aug. 1-3
  • Las Vegas, Nev. –– Aug. 22-24
  • New York, N.Y. –– Aug. 29-31

Enrolled agents and certified public accountants can earn up to 18 continuing education credits at each forum. CPAs licensed by boards not recognized by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and other tax professionals should consult their licensing organization regarding the applicability of these credits.

The fees for the 2006 forums are $159 per person per city for pre-registration and $299 for late or on-site registration. The pre-registration period will end two weeks prior to the start of each forum. Members of the above mentioned associations qualify for a discount. Please contact the associations directly for more details.

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