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Tax pros may earn learning credits at IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

UPublish story by Jennifer Jenkins, IRS media relations for Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums begin, the IRS invites enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners and other tax professionals to make their reservations for one of the four remaining forums being held throughout the country this summer. Those who sign up by the pre-registration date will save $129 per attendee.

The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues presented by IRS experts and partner organizations. Tax Forum attendees can receive up to 18 continuing education credits through a variety of training seminars and workshops.

2013 Registration Fees, Dates and Locations

The cost of enrollment for those who pre-register is $220 per person, a savings of $129 off the late or on-site registration price of $349. Pre-registration ends two weeks prior to the start of each forum.

Location | Forum Dates | Pre-Registration Deadline for $220 rate

New Orleans | Aug. 13 – 15 | July 30

Atlanta | Aug. 20 – 22 | Aug. 6

National Harbor, Md. | Aug. 27 – 29 | Aug. 13

San Diego | Sept. 17 – 19 | Sept. 3

This year, more than 40 separate seminars and workshops are being offered, each of which qualifies for continuing professional education credit for enrolled agents and certified public accountants. Additionally, these seminars may qualify for continuing education credit for certified financial planners, pending review and acceptance by the Certified Financial Planner Board.

Those who have already registered for a Tax Forum location should review the seminar listing as new classes have been added.

National Participating Association Members

Members of the participating associations below qualify for discounted enrollment costs if they meet the pre-registration deadlines above. Members who meet the early registration deadline would pay $210 and should contact their association directly for more information:

• American Bar Association (ABA)

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

• National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)

• National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)

• National Society of Accountants (NSA)

• National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP)

Exhibit Hall

In addition to the seminars, the forums also feature a two-day expo with representatives from tax, financial, and business communities offering their products, services, and expertise designed with the tax professional in mind.

In a survey of 2012 attendees, the forums received a 92% percent satisfaction rate. Attendees stated that their participation enabled them to offer greater technical expertise to meet their clients’ needs. 2013 marks the 23rd year that the IRS has hosted these forums to help educate and interact with the tax professional community.

Registration Information

For more information, or to register online, visit

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