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IRS Adds Future State Discussion to Nationwide Tax Forums

IR-2016-82, June 2, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the addition of new sessions during this summer's IRS Nationwide Tax Forums discussing the agency’s Future State efforts.  The IRS is including these new sessions to share information with tax professionals and others about the evolving Future State and have the opportunity to discuss it first-hand with IRS leaders.

The IRS Future State efforts are focused on improving the taxpayer’s and tax professional’s experience in their interactions with IRS, whether it involves taxpayer service or tax enforcement.

Future State work will be discussed at each of the five Nationwide Tax Forum locations. The IRS reminds tax professionals that early registration deadlines are rapidly approaching.

The 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.
 
Tax professionals have the opportunity to earn up to 19 continuing professional education credits at any of the five forums held throughout the country beginning this July.  
 
The IRS Future State efforts continue to evolve.  Getting feedback from a wide variety of voices will be a critical part of these efforts to help improve tax administration in a rapidly changing world.

Early Registration Deadlines:

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 has 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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