Tax pros can earn continuing education credits during virtual IRS Tax Forum

IRS Tax Tip 2021-80, June 7, 2021

The 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held over five weeks, July 20 through August 19, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These events will be virtual.

Tax professionals are encouraged to register now. Registration enables attendees to part icipate in all the live webinars earning up to 28 continuing education credits and includes access to the Virtual Expo.

Seminar agenda

The Nationwide Tax Forum will feature a keynote address from Commissioner Chuck Rettig, a plenary session with tax law and publications updates, and many sessions on topics like the new advance child tax credit, virtual currencies, the gig economy, tax professional ethics, advanced cybersecurity and more.

This year, the plenary session and an ethics webinar will be offered both in English and Spanish. Additional multilingual resources will be available for attendees in the Virtual Expo.

Course details, including webinar titles, descriptions and schedule are available now.

Registration and fees

Tax pros who register by June 15 at 5 p.m. ET qualify for an early bird rate of $240 per person. The standard rate, starting June 16, will be $289.

Discounts for national association members

Members of the IRS's national partner associations listed below qualify for a discount of $10 off the early bird rate if they register by June 15. Participating association members should contact their association for more info:

  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • National Society of Accountants
  • National Society of Tax Professionals
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinics
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Virtual Expo and focus groups

The Virtual Expo is a great opportunity to visit with exhibitors representing dozens of commercial leaders in the industry, as well as leading national associations and several key IRS offices. Highlights include:

  • The IRS's new multilingual engagement and services booth
  • The latest tax products and software
  • The IRS Zone and engagement with representatives from IRS program offices
  • Bonus Q&A sessions in the Speaker's Corner
  • Live webinars from many sponsors

In addition, attendees are invited to share their experiences and discuss innovative ideas directly with the IRS in small, virtual focus groups. Those interested in participating in the focus groups should check the website for the list of topics and qualifying criteria.

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