Tax Forum Seminars Available Online

Tax professionals looking for a source of continuing education that satisfies the IRS requirements don’t have far to look.

The Internal Revenue Service has posted 18 new seminars online, recorded during the 2021 Nationwide Tax Forum, on their site, IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online.

The new self-study offerings use interactive video, PowerPoint slides and audio transcripts to convey vital information and join other sessions recorded previously at prior Nationwide Tax Forums.

All the recorded seminars are available on the site at $29 each.

The newest courses include:

  • Advocating for Taxpayers in Order to Avoid Abusive Tax Schemes
  • Be Tax Ready – Understanding Rules for Due Diligence and the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
  • Charities & Tax-Exempt Organizations Update
  • Closer Look at the IRS Independent Office of Appeals
  • Collection Flexibilities During Difficult Economic Times
  • Common Issues Presented to OPR and Best Practices to Address Them
  • Determining an Individual’s Tax Residency Status
  • e-Services and You
  • Gig Economy
  • Helping You and Your Clients Steer Clear of Fraud and Scams
  • Key Enforcement Issues
  • Keynote Address
  • Keys to Mastering Due Diligence Requirements and What to Expect During a Due Diligence Audit
  • Overview of Taxpayer Civil Rights
  • Professional Responsibility Obligations when Practicing before the IRS: OPR and Circular 230
  • Retirement Plans – IRS Compliance Initiatives
  • Tax Law Changes from a Forms Perspective
  • Virtual Currency

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online is a registered, qualified sponsor of continuing education, offering tax professionals—including CPAs, enrolled agents and Annual Filing Season Program participants—the option of screening recorded seminars for a fee to get their continuing education credits.

Earning the credits is easy. Users first create an online account; they’ll have to answer some review questions during the recorded seminar to validate their attendance and pass a short test at the end of the seminar.

All the seminars may be audited for free. However, audited seminars don’t include either the review questions or the final test, so they don’t qualify for credit.

For more information on this option for continuing education credits, check out the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum Information site online.

Source: IRS Tax Tip 2021-151

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