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IRS Announces New Seminars at Tax Forums

Everyone likes more choices nowadays, and the Internal Revenue Service is set to deliver. They’re serving up a batch of new self-study seminars for tax professionals.

Eighteen new seminars—recorded in July and August as part of the 2021 Nationwide Tax Forum – are now available through the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online.

Tax pros, from CPAs to enrolled agents, Annual Filing Season Program participants and others, can all earn continuing education credits at $29 per credit.

2021 Online Course List

  • 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

These new seminars join more than 35 sessions from previous years that are also available for credit.

Continuing Education Credits

Nationwide Tax Forums Online is a qualified sponsor of continuing education. The organization is registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office (RPO) as well as the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

Tax pros have to verify that they completed the seminar. This is done by creating an account, then answering review questions over the course of the seminar, and completing a short test at the end.

While some practitioners may choose the option to view the seminars for free, this choice does not include review questions or the final test—and does not earn any credits.

For more information on the online seminars, see the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online.

Source: IR-2021-197

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