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Tax Professionals Can Earn CPE Credits at the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

IR-2016-78, May 20, 2016                                                                                            Español

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals to register for the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums for an opportunity to earn up to 19 continuing professional education credits at any of the five forums held throughout the country beginning this July. 

Enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners, Annual Filing Season Program participants and other tax professionals are eligible to earn CPE credits. Attendees who pre-register two weeks before the start of their forum will save $135.

The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues presented by experts from the IRS and partner organizations through a variety of training seminars and workshops.

2016 Registration Details:

The cost of enrollment for those who pre-register is $235 per person, a savings of $135 compared to the late or on-site registration price of $370. Pre-registration ends two weeks prior to the start of each forum.

Location Forum Dates  Pre-Registration Deadline for      $235 Rate
Chicago July 12 – 14 June 28
New Orleans July 26 – 28 July 12
National Harbor, Md. (near Washington, DC) Aug. 23 – 25 Aug. 9
Orlando, Fla. Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 Aug. 16
San Diego Sept. 13 – 15 Aug. 30

More than 40 separate seminars and workshops are being offered, and enrolled agents and certified public accountants may earn up to 19 continuing professional education credits in each location. Additionally, these seminars may qualify for continuing education credit for certified financial planners, pending review and acceptance by the Certified Financial Planner Board.

Attendees will be able to download the slide presentations for the seminars of interest to them and print or load them onto a mobile device a few days before each forum.

National Participating Association Members Save an Additional $10

Members of the participating associations, listed below, who meet the early registration deadline would pay $225. They should contact their association directly for more information:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • National Society of Accountants (NSA)
  • National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP)

Case Resolution Program

Tax professionals who have tough unresolved client cases should make appointments to meet face to face with IRS representatives at the IRS Case Resolution Program room. Since 2011, the case resolution staff have worked nearly 4,000 cases with a resolution rate of more than 97 percent. Tax professionals must bring a valid power of attorney for the case they wish to work with the IRS. Because of the popularity of the program, tax professionals should bring only one client case per meeting with IRS representatives in the Case Resolution Program. 

Exhibit Hall

In addition to the seminars, the forums also feature a two-day expo with representatives from tax, financial, and business communities offering their products, services and expertise designed with the tax professional in mind. 

In a survey of 2015 attendees, the forums received an overall 95 percent satisfaction rate. This is the 26th year that the IRS has hosted these forums to help educate and interact with the tax professional community.

Registration Information

For more information, or to register online, visit www.irstaxforum.com.

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