IR-2019-174, October 21, 2019 WASHINGTON — Tax professionals can earn continuing education credits online by taking seminars recorded at the 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. The 15 new self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online website. Self-study seminars provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts. The 2019 online forum seminars cover many topics of interest to tax professionals including: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update: Qualified Business Income Deduction (Section 199A) and Opportunity Zones - Real Estate Investment Trust REIT Dividends E-file Identification Number (EFIN) Security Responsibilities Highlights of 2019 Tax Law Changes – Plenary Session Understanding the Circular 230 Disciplinary Process The online forums are registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a qualified sponsor of continuing education. For a fee, CPAs, Enrolled Agents and Annual Filing Season Program participants taking these online seminars can earn continuing education credits. To earn credit, users must create an account, answer review questions throughout the seminar, and pass short tests at the end of the seminars. The online forum seminars can also be audited for free. Individuals who choose to audit seminars will not have access to the review questions or final examination and will not receive credit for the seminar. In addition to the recently-added seminars, the website also offers many seminars from prior-year IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. For more information, please visit www.irstaxforumsonline.com.