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Tax Pros Can Earn CPE Credits at the 2015 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

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IR-2015-79, May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals to register for the 2015 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, which begin this July. The forums provide up to 18 Continuing Professional Education credits for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners, Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) participants  and other tax professionals.  Attendees who pre-register two weeks before any of the five forums held throughout the country this summer will save $130.

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.

2015 Registration Fees, Dates and Locations:

The cost of enrollment for those who pre-register is $230 per person, a savings of $130 off the late or on-site registration price of $360.  Pre-registration ends two weeks prior to the start of each forum.

Location Forum Dates Pre-Registration Deadline for $230 rate
National Harbor, MD
(near Washington, DC)
July 7 – 9 June 23
Denver, CO July 28 – 30 July 14
San Diego, CA Aug. 11 – 13 July 28
Atlanta, GA Aug. 25 – 27 Aug. 11
Orlando, FL Sept. 1 – 3 Aug. 18

 

More than 40 separate seminars and workshops are being offered, and enrolled agents and certified public accountants may earn up to 18 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 and AFSP participants.

Attendees will be able to download the slide presentations for the seminars they are interested in to print or to load onto their mobile device a few days before each location.

National Participating Association Members

Members of the participating associations, listed below, qualify for discounted enrollment costs if they meet the pre-registration deadlines. Members who meet the early registration deadline would pay $220 and 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.  Between 2011 and 2014, the case resolution staff worked nearly 3,000 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. The Case Resolution Program is very popular. Tax businesses 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 2014 attendees, the forums received an overall 95 percent satisfaction rate. This is the 25th 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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