The Office of Professional Responsibility's (OPR's) webinar, The Office of Professional Responsibility: What You Need To Know About Practicing Before The IRS, is now available on the IRS video portal. Stephen A. Whitlock, Director of the OPR, discusses: Regulations governing tax practice before the IRS (Circular 230, Rev. 6/2014) Due diligence obligations of tax professionals Overview of other key Circular 230 provisions Practitioner responsibilities to their clients and to the Tax Administration System Best practices for all tax professionals Office of Professional Responsibility Policies and Procedures In addition, the Director gave the following presentations at the 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums: Circular 230: Diligence in Tax Practice. An overview of Treasury Circular 230 diligence rules, reliance on information provided by clients and others, and potential pitfalls. What is your Authority for That? An exploration of the rules in Treasury Circular 230 and the Internal Revenue Code regarding authority for positions taken on a tax return.