Don’t miss these special events at the 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

IRS Tax Tip 2023-83, June 20, 2023

This summer's IRS Nationwide Tax Forums feature a new series of special events, including sessions focused on practice management, the taxpayer experience, cybersecurity and a town hall meeting with the National Taxpayer Advocate.

Registration is open for this year's Tax Forums, which take place in five cities, starting in New Orleans July 11 and followed in later weeks by Atlanta, the Washington, D.C., area, San Diego and Orlando. This marks the return to in-person Tax Forum sessions for the first time since 2019. The IRS encourages tax professionals to sign up soon.

In addition to more than 40 continuing education seminars, the Case Resolution Program and the Exhibit Hall, Tax Forum attendees will have access to these special sessions:

Tax Pro & Entrepreneur: Unleashing Their Potential in the Tax Industry

Tax pros know how to prepare tax returns and represent their clients -- but how well are they running their tax business? Tax pros can maximize their time at the forum by attending this Monday evening discussion with the nation's leading tax professional associations. This session aims to foster the growth and development of tax professionals whether they have decades of experience or are new to the field.

The Written Information Security Plan

The Federal Trade Commission requires every tax professional to have a Written Information Security Plan, or WISP. This workshop gives tax pros a chance to bring their questions to Jared Ballew, Chair of the IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, who helped author the Security Summit's sample WISP for tax professionals.

Meet National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins

Forum participants can join National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins during the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum's networking reception to discuss emerging issues facing taxpayers and tax professionals. Collins leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS. She wants to hear from the tax professional community. The program includes a Q&A session.

The Taxpayer Experience

This panel discussion with the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement and the IRS Taxpayer Experience Office lets participants learn about this new office's mission, hear from the leading voices in the industry and share ideas for improving the taxpayer and tax professional experience during this brown-bag session.

These special events will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to capacity limits. Room locations for each event will be provided at each Tax Forum location. Continuing education credit will not be offered for these four special events.

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