IR-2015-115, Oct. 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2015 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
The 13 self-study seminars now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) site provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.
The 2015 online forum seminars cover many topics of interest to tax professionals including:
- Highlights of 2015 income tax law changes,
- Employment tax updates,
- Tax-related identity theft and victim assistance, and
- Overview of the premium tax credit.
The online forums are registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as qualified sponsors of continuing education. For a fee, CPAs, Enrolled Agents and Annual Filing Season Program participants taking NTFO seminars can earn continuing education credits. To earn credit, users must create an account, answer review questions throughout the seminars, and pass short tests.
The online forum seminars can also be audited for free. Individuals who choose to audit seminars will not have access to the review questions or final examination and will not receive credit for the seminar.
NTFO also offers many seminars from previous IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. For more information, please visit www.irstaxforumsonline.com.