Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

IRS moves annual tax event online

Tax professionals 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

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the ‘2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum’ will be held over five weeks starting July 20, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Held each summer for 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are the IRS’s “marquee outreach event” to the tax professional community. 

This year, the IRS decided once again to provide these events in a virtual format for the safety of the tax professional community.

The virtual format allows experts from the IRS and its association partners to educate and update the tax professional community on tax law, cybersecurity, ethics and other topics. 

Registering and attending these virtual seminars will allow many to fully satisfy their annual continuing education requirements.

The 2021 Virtual Nationwide Tax Forum will begin on July 20 and continue through 19 August with live-streamed webinars broadcast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Registration enables attendees to participate in all of the live webinars earning up to 28 continuing education credits.

The Nationwide Tax Forum will feature a keynote address from commissioner Chuck Rettig, a plenary session with tax law and publications updates, and multiple sessions on high-interest topics such as the new Advance Child Tax Credit, virtual currencies, the gig economy, tax professional ethics, advanced cybersecurity and more. Presentations are made by both IRS experts and partner associations.

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.

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