Virtual IRS Nationwide Forum Sessions Announced


On May 27, I wrote that the IRS Nationwide Forums announced they were officially going virtual for 2020 in this article. We received notice that they have released the webinar topics and have opened registration.

The virtual forum will offer 30 online webinars which will be presented live at various times between July 21 and August 20. The schedule does not appear to have been released yet, but the course list is as follows:

  1. Advocating for Immigrant Taxpayers
  2. Advocating for Taxpayers with Collection Information Statements
  3. Be Tax Ready – Understanding Eligibility Rules for EITC, AOTC, CTC and Head of Household Filing Status
  4. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015’s Centralized Partnership Audit Regime
  5. Charities & Tax-Exempt Organizations Update
  6. Currency: Virtual, Digital, Cyber, Crypto? Form 1040, Schedule 1 and How to Report
  7. Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals — Advanced Session
  8. Diligence in Practice before the IRS: Record-Keeping
  9. Electronic Payments and Direct Deposits – New Options
  10. Federal Ethics for the Tax Professionals: Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Circular 230
  11. Impact of Non-filing and Non-payment
  12. IRS Key Enforcement Issues
  13. Keynote Address
  14. Keys to Mastering Due Diligence Requirements and Audits
  15. Other Income: Taxable or Not?
  16. Preparation of Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return
  17. Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against A New Wave of Criminals
  18. QBI Problems? We Have Solutions!
  19. Representing the Taxpayer Without Records, Reconstructing Income and Expenses
  20. Retirement Plan Distributions, Loans and More
  21. Tax Changes from a Forms Perspective
  22. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Opportunity Zones
  23. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Qualified Business Income Deduction
  24. Taxpayer Planning Issues After the Enactment of the 2019 Disaster Act and Secure Act
  25. Tax Security Panel: The Taxes-Security-Together Checklist
  26. Update from the IRS Independent Office of Appeals
  27. Worker Classification Issues – Hiring Freelancers Is Never Free and It May Cost You A Lot, Too
  28. Cambios Tributarios desde la Perspectiva de Formularios
    Tax Changes from a Forms Perspective
  29. Creditos Reembolsables
    Refundable Credits
  30. Construya su Plan de Seguridad de Datos para sus Contribuyentes
    Building Your Taxpayer Data Security Plan

The description for each class and more information continuing education credits can be found on the Tax Forum Website.

Early Bird registration costs $240 per person through 5:00 PM June 15. Standard rate of $289 per person applies after 5:00 PM on June 15, so don’t delay!

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Gary DeHart has worked in media for more than 25 years and has been instrumental in developing new revenue streams and business opportunities for the companies he has worked for. Prior to launching Insightful Accountant (formerly Intuitive Accountant), Gary was the Associate Publisher of Accounting Today. Prior to working in media serving the public accounting market, he worked in media for employee benefit managers and brokers, automotive design, textile manufacturing and recreational boating. In addition to being the Publisher and Managing Partner of Insightful Accountant, Gary works with select clients within the accounting market on channel development and growth. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, enjoys fly fishing, time on the beach, cooking on the Big Green Egg and spending time with his family.