IRS Nationwide Tax Forums: Seminar dates, times now available


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Tax pros can attend up to 30 live-streamed webinars

IR-2020-123, June 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released the seminar schedule for the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and reminded interested tax professionals that registration information is available.

Seminar schedule

Held online this year, the Nationwide Tax Forums will begin on July 21 and continue through August 20 with live-streamed webinars broadcast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Registration enables attendees to participate in all of the webinars and earn up to 30 continuing education credits for one price.

 Date 11 a.m. – noon EDT 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, July 21 Advocating for Immigrant Taxpayers Keynote Address
Wednesday, July 22 Advocating for Taxpayers with Collection Information Statements Charities & Tax-Exempt Organizations Update
Thursday, July 23 The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015's Centralized Partnership Audit Regime Be Tax Ready – Understanding Eligibility Rules for EITC, AOTC, CTC and Head of Household Filing Status
Tuesday, July 28 Tax Security Panel: The Taxes-Security-Together Checklist Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals - Advanced Session
Wednesday, July 29 Diligence in Practice before the IRS: Record-Keeping Electronic Payments and Direct Deposits – New Options
Thursday, July 30 Federal Ethics for the Tax Professionals: Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Circular 230 Impact of Non-filing and Non-payment
Tuesday, Aug. 4 IRS Key Enforcement Issues Keys to Mastering Due Diligence Requirements and Audits
Wednesday, Aug. 5 Other Income: Taxable or Not? Preparation of Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return
Thursday, Aug. 6 Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against A New Wave of Criminals Taxpayer Planning Issues After the Enactment of the 2019 Disaster Act and Secure Act
Tuesday, Aug. 11 Representing the Taxpayer Without Records, Reconstructing Income and Expenses Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Opportunity Zones
Wednesday, Aug. 12 Retirement Plan Distributions, Loans and More Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Qualified Business Income Deduction
Thursday, Aug. 13 QBI Problems? We Have Solutions! Update from the IRS Independent Office of Appeals
Tuesday, Aug. 18 Currency: Virtual, Digital, Cyber, Crypto, Form 1040, Schedule 1 and How to Report Worker Classification Issues – Hiring Freelancers Is Never Free and It May Cost You A Lot, Too
Wednesday, Aug. 19 Créditos Reembolsables (Spanish session) Construya su Plan de Seguridad de Datos para sus Contribuyentes (Spanish session)
Thursday, Aug. 20 Tax Changes from a Forms Perspective Cambios Tributarios desde la Perspectiva de Formularios (Spanish Session)

Participation in a virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum webinar this summer will earn continuing education credit for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, Annual Filing Season Program participants, California Tax Education Council participants and Certified Financial Planners.

Held each summer for the past 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are the IRS's marquee outreach event for the tax professional community. The forums were scheduled to take place in six cities around the country this summer. But because of restrictions on travel and large gatherings, those in-person events have been canceled.

Virtual expo all

In keeping with the in-person forums, attendees at the virtual forums will have the opportunity to visit an online exhibit hall. Schedule information for the exhibit hall will be available on the registration website.

2020 registration and fees

The Early-Bird Registration deadline has been extended to June 30 at 5 p.m. EDT. Tax professionals who register by the deadline qualify for a rate of $240 per person, a $49 savings over the standard rate of $289.

Registration for the 2020 in-person forums began in March. Those who previously registered for the live locations may transfer their registration to the virtual format at no additional cost, or they may request a refund provided they do so by the June 30 deadline.

Registration information is available at