IR-2017-95, May 5, 2017
WASHINGTON — Tax professionals can earn up to 18 Continuing Professional Education credits this summer at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. Nearly 40 seminars and workshops are available to enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners, Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) participants and other tax professionals.
Each of the five IRS Nationwide Tax Forums is a three-day event providing tax professionals with the latest information on federal and state tax issues presented by experts from the IRS and partner organizations.
2017 Registration Fees, Dates and Locations
Tax professionals who pre-register by May 31, 2017, will receive an Early-Bird rate of $235 per person. The Standard Rate of $255 is available starting June 1 and ends two weeks prior to the start of each forum. Attendees registering on-site or after the deadlines below will pay $370.
Standard Registration Deadline
|Orlando, Fla.||July 11 - 13||June 27|
|Dallas, Texas||July 25 - 27||July 11|
|National Harbor, Md. (Washington, D.C.)||Aug. 22 - 24||Aug. 8|
|Las Vegas, Nev.||Aug. 29 - 31||Aug. 15|
|San Diego, Calif.||Sept. 12 - 14||Aug. 29|
National Participating Association Members
Members of the associations listed below qualify for a discount of $10 off the Early Bird Rate, but only if they register by May 31. Participating Association Members 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)
Seminars and Workshops
The 2017 Nationwide Tax Forums feature a wide variety of seminars and workshops (PDF) of interest to tax professionals. Seminar topics range from data security and identity theft prevention to future IRS digital services, the gig economy, working with private collection firms and much more.
Presentations from the 2016 Tax Forums are available on IRS.gov.
Case Resolution Program
The Nationwide Tax Forums offer tax professionals with unresolved client cases the opportunity to meet face to face with IRS representatives in the Case Resolution Program. Since 2011, case resolution staff have worked nearly 4,500 cases with a resolution rate of more than 97 percent. A Forum attendee must bring a valid power of attorney for any case he or she wishes to work with the IRS. Tax businesses should bring only one client case per Forum to the Case Resolution Program.
The Forums also feature a two-day expo with tax and financial businesses offering products, services and expertise designed with the tax professional in mind.
In a survey of 2016 attendees, the forums received an overall 97 percent satisfaction rate. This is the 27th year the IRS has hosted these forums to help educate and interact with the tax professional community.
For more information, or to register online, visit www.irstaxforum.com.