IR-2011-51, May 3, 2011
WASHINGTON — The IRS invites enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners and other tax professionals to register early for one of the six IRS Nationwide Tax Forums being held this summer. Those who take advantage of the early registration save $129.
The forums are three-day events presented by IRS experts and partner organizations that offer up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues and the opportunity to receive up to 18 continuing education credits. In a 2010 survey, the forums received a 95 percent satisfaction rate.
The enrollment cost for those who register early is $206 per person, a savings of over 38 percent off the late or on-site registration price of $335. The early registration period closes two weeks prior to each forum.
To view the cities and dates or to register for a forum visit http://www.irstaxforum.com.
Members of participating associations qualify for additionally discounted enrollment costs if they meet the pre-registration deadlines above. Members should contact their association directly for more information.
This year, 40 different topics are being covered, each qualifying for continuing professional education credit for enrolled agents and certified public accountants. Additionally, seminars may qualify for continuing education credit for certified financial planners, pending review and acceptance by the Certified Financial Planner Board.
In addition to the seminars and workshops, the forums feature a two-day expo designed with the tax professional in mind, with representatives from the IRS and other tax, financial, and business communities offering their products and services. Attendees can also visit the IRS Preparer Services Room and learn about the agency’s e-Services to benefit their business, offer comments on various initiatives and programs, or participate on a focus group session.
Finally, attendees are invited to bring their most challenging unresolved case to the Case Resolution Room. Participants are encouraged to bring the case resolution data sheet completed to speed the process faster. Last year, a total of 1235 cases had a 97 percent on-site resolution rate.