Undoubtedly, tax professionals across the country are making plans to attend the annual IRS Tax Forums, a series of live events offering tax professionals the opportunity to communicate with IRS representatives in person concerning federal and state tax issues. The IRS yesterday reminded tax professionals that the IRS Tax Forum early bird discount is only available for a limited time.
If you’re planning to attend but haven’t yet registered, the early bird discount is available for anyone registering for any of the five forums before 6:00 p.m. EST on May 31. Early registrants only pay $235 – as opposed to $255 starting June 1 or $370 for those registering two weeks prior or on site – and can receive forum materials before those who register after the early-bird deadline.
What Can You Do at the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums?
Aside from getting valuable information from seminars and workshops covering a wide range of topics, like data security, identity theft, and working with private collection firms, attending EAs, CPAs, CFPs, AFSP participants, and other tax professionals can earn up to 18 Continuing Education Credits.
The IRS Tax Forums also afford tax professionals the opportunity to bring an unresolved client case to the Case Resolution Program. According to the IRS, “case resolution staff has worked nearly 4,500 cases with a resolution rate of more than 97 percent.” If you intend to take a client case to the Case Resolution Program, just remember to bring a valid power of attorney; tax businesses can only bring one client case per forum.
How Do You Register for the Forums?
To take advantage of the early-bird special, simply visit IRSTaxForum.com and follow the instructions in the Register Now! box. Below is the list of the five dates the forums will be held:
• July 11 – 13, Orlando, FL
• July 25 – 27, Dallas, TX
• Aug. 22 – 24, National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.)
• Aug. 29 – 31, Las Vegas, NV
• Sept. 12 – 14, San Diego, CA
Follow this link for more information about registering for the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.