IR-2017-175, Oct. 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
The 17 self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Self-study seminars provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.
The 2017 online forum seminars cover many topics of interest to tax professionals including business use of the home (for such things as the shared economy), advanced rental real estate issues, Office of Professional Responsibility discipline, and Individual Tax Identification Number program changes.
The online forums are registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a qualified sponsor 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 seminar, and pass short tests at the end of the seminars.
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.
In addition to the recently-added seminars, NTFO also offers many seminars from prior-year IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. For more information, please visit www.irstaxforumsonline.com.