Registration opens for 2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum; five cities to host special sessions this summer


Tax pros can earn continuing education credits while learning about the latest tax developments, IRS transformation efforts

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IR-2024-59, March 4, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that registration for the agency’s 2024 Nationwide Tax Forum is now open, providing tax professionals the opportunity to attend special continuing education sessions this summer in five cities across the nation.

For more than 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum has provided a unique setting for the tax professional community to gather and learn about important developments. In 2023, nearly 12,000 tax professionals attended the program.

The IRS-sponsored event offers continuing education and networking opportunities to enrolled agents, certified public accountants, attorneys and other tax professionals. Each forum is a three-day event with more than 40 seminars and workshops on a wide variety of federal and state tax issues presented by experts from the IRS and its partner associations. Attendees may earn up to 18 continuing education credits.

In addition to learning about the latest developments in tax law and other issues affecting the tax community, attendees will also have a chance to meet in-person with IRS hiring experts. The IRS looks to hire talented people in the tax community and other industries as the agency continues the historic transformation work under the Inflation Reduction Act.

Each tax forum runs from Tuesday through Thursday, with special pre-event sessions taking place on the Monday afternoon before.

Featured cities: Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Dallas, San Diego

The forum begins this year in Chicago and wraps up two months later in San Diego.

Specific cities and dates are:

City Date
Chicago, Illinois July 9 – 11
Orlando, Florida July 30 – Aug. 1
Baltimore, Maryland Aug. 13 – 15
Dallas, Texas Aug. 20 – 22
San Diego, California Sep. 10 – 12

The IRS encourages tax pros to register early both the conference sessions and forum hotels. Each year, the IRS sees instances where the conference or sponsoring hotel fills up.

In addition to continuing professional education seminars from IRS and tax industry leaders, forum attendees get access to:

  • The popular case resolution room, where tax pros can take their toughest cases to get help from the IRS.
  • The forum expo hall, where they can see the latest technology and products and meet with dozens of industry representatives, association partners and IRS staff.
  • A special Monday evening session on practice management to help tax pros run their business.
  • The Annual Filing Season Program refresher course, also presented on Monday, for unenrolled tax preparers who participate in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program.
  • Special focus group sessions, where tax professionals can share their experiences and discuss innovative ideas.
  • Meet and ask questions with leaders from IRS and the tax professional community and network with other tax pros.

For more information and to register, visit 2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum.