Read the IRS June 18, 2020 news release, "IRS Nationwide Tax Forums: Seminar dates, times now available" here:
Tax pros can attend up to 30 live-streamed webinars
IR-2020-123, June 18, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released the seminar schedule for the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and reminded interested tax professionals that registration information is available.
Held online this year, the Nationwide Tax Forums will begin on July 21 and continue through August 20 with live-streamed webinars broadcast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Registration enables attendees to participate in all of the webinars and earn up to 30 continuing education credits for one price.
|Date||11 a.m. – noon EDT||2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT|
|Tuesday, July 21||Advocating for Immigrant Taxpayers||Keynote Address|
|Wednesday, July 22||Advocating for Taxpayers with Collection Information Statements||Charities & Tax-Exempt Organizations Update|
|Thursday, July 23||The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015's Centralized Partnership Audit Regime||Be Tax Ready – Understanding Eligibility Rules for EITC, AOTC, CTC and Head of Household Filing Status|
|Tuesday, July 28||Tax Security Panel: The Taxes-Security-Together Checklist||Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals - Advanced Session|
|Wednesday, July 29||Diligence in Practice before the IRS: Record-Keeping||Electronic Payments and Direct Deposits – New Options|
|Thursday, July 30||Federal Ethics for the Tax Professionals: Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Circular 230||Impact of Non-filing and Non-payment|
|Tuesday, Aug. 4||IRS Key Enforcement Issues||Keys to Mastering Due Diligence Requirements and Audits|
|Wednesday, Aug. 5||Other Income: Taxable or Not?||Preparation of Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return|
|Thursday, Aug. 6||Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against A New Wave of Criminals||Taxpayer Planning Issues After the Enactment of the 2019 Disaster Act and Secure Act|
|Tuesday, Aug. 11||Representing the Taxpayer Without Records, Reconstructing Income and Expenses||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Opportunity Zones|
|Wednesday, Aug. 12||Retirement Plan Distributions, Loans and More||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Qualified Business Income Deduction|
|Thursday, Aug. 13||QBI Problems? We Have Solutions!||Update from the IRS Independent Office of Appeals|
|Tuesday, Aug. 18||Currency: Virtual, Digital, Cyber, Crypto, Form 1040, Schedule 1 and How to Report||Worker Classification Issues – Hiring Freelancers Is Never Free and It May Cost You A Lot, Too|
|Wednesday, Aug. 19||Créditos Reembolsables (Spanish session)||Construya su Plan de Seguridad de Datos para sus Contribuyentes (Spanish session)|
|Thursday, Aug. 20||Tax Changes from a Forms Perspective||Cambios Tributarios desde la Perspectiva de Formularios (Spanish Session)|
Participation in a virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum webinar this summer will earn continuing education credit for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, Annual Filing Season Program participants, California Tax Education Council participants and Certified Financial Planners.
Held each summer for the past 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are the IRS's marquee outreach event for the tax professional community. The forums were scheduled to take place in six cities around the country this summer. But because of restrictions on travel and large gatherings, those in-person events have been canceled.
Virtual expo all
In keeping with the in-person forums, attendees at the virtual forums will have the opportunity to visit an online exhibit hall. Schedule information for the exhibit hall will be available on the registration website.
2020 registration and fees
The Early-Bird Registration deadline has been extended to June 30 at 5 p.m. EDT. Tax professionals who register by the deadline qualify for a rate of $240 per person, a $49 savings over the standard rate of $289.
Registration for the 2020 in-person forums began in March. Those who previously registered for the live locations may transfer their registration to the virtual format at no additional cost, or they may request a refund provided they do so by the June 30 deadline.
Registration information is available at www.irstaxforum.com.
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