Early Registration Discount Now Available for Tax Forums

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IR-2009-59, June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON — As the Nationwide Tax Forums are about to begin, the IRS invites tax professionals and financial planners to make their reservations for one of six forums being held throughout the country. Those who sign up by the pre-registration date pay less than the full fee, a savings of $129.

The Nationwide Tax Forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date tax information on changes in the tax law and its administration at presentations by IRS experts and partnering organizations. Forums offer an opportunity to receive up to 18 continuing professional education (CPE) credits through a variety of training seminars and workshops.

2009 Registration Fees, Dates and Locations

The cost of enrollment is $206 per person, per city for pre-registration and then $335 up to and including on-site registration. Pre-registration ends two weeks prior to the start of each forum.

Nationwide Tax Forums



 Pre-Registration Deadline

Las Vegas

 July 7-9

June 23

San Diego

 July 14-16

June 30

Orlando, Fla.

August 4-6

July 21

New York

August 25-27

 August 11


September 8-10

August 25


September 22-24

September 8

This year, 40 separate seminars and three workshops are being offered, each of which qualifies for CPE credit for enrolled agents and certified public accountants. Additionally, 17 of the 40 qualify for continuing education credit for certified financial planners, pending review and acceptance by the Certified Financial Planner Board.

Members of the following participating associations qualify for discounted enrollment costs:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • National Society of Accountants
  • National Society of Tax Professionals

In addition to the seminars, the forums also feature a two-day expo with representatives from the IRS, tax, financial and business communities offering their products, services and expertise. Practitioners are invited to bring an active case to the forums to work with IRS personnel on site for resolution.

In a survey of 2008 attendees the forums received a 99 percent satisfaction rate. Attendees stated that their participation enabled them to offer greater technical expertise to meet their clients’ needs. 2009 marks the 19th year that the IRS has used these forums to help educate and interact with the tax professional community.

Those who would like to attend can register on line.

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