1. 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum launches next week
This Thursday, July 14, is the last day to register for the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and have access to all 32 webinars, including the keynote address by IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. The five-week program, fully virtual this year, begins Tuesday, July 19 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 18.
The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum is a once-a-year opportunity for tax professionals to:
- Learn the latest in tax law along with hot topics like cybersecurity and virtual assets
- Earn up to 28 continuing education (CE) credits
- Get reliable information directly from the IRS
- Visit industry-leading vendors in the Virtual Expo
- Participate in IRS focus groups
For a closer look at the tax forum, watch the Five Things to Know segment on Tax Talk Today.
2. Webinar schedule
This year’s tax forum includes 32 livestreamed webinars, offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 19 to Aug. 18. Visit the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum website for a detailed schedule and the topic descriptions for this year’s webinars. The live webinars are not recorded and only available on the date/time listed in the schedule.
3. Spanish language webinars
This year, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum is doubling its offering of Spanish webinars and will deliver the following:
- Inmersión Profunda en Delitos Cibernéticos Emergentes y el Cumplimiento de Impuestos en Criptomonedas (Deeper Dive into Emerging Cyber Crimes and Crypto Tax Compliance)
- Obligaciones de Responsabilidad Profesional al practicar delante del IRS: OPR y la Circular 230 (Professional Responsibility Obligations When Practicing Before the IRS: OPR and Circular 230)
- Cambios en la ley tributaria para el año tributario 2022 (Tax Law Changes for TY2022)
- Filtración de información de profesionales de impuestos y cómo los profesionales de impuestos pueden protegerse a sí mismos (Tax Professional Data Breaches and How Tax Pros Can Protect Themselves)
4. Virtual Expo
Registration for the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum includes access to the Virtual Expo, where attendees can meet with commercial vendors, IRS tax professional association partners and representatives from many parts of the IRS itself. Hours for the expo are 12-2 p.m. ET and 3-5 p.m. ET, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the five-week tax forum program.
- Dozens of tax software and financial services firms
- The American Bar Association Section of Taxation, American Institute of CPAs, National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Association of Tax Professionals, National Society of Accountants and National Society of Tax Professionals.
- IRS program offices including the Taxpayer Experience Office, Multilingual Engagement and Services, and Return Preparer Office
The expo also features bonus question and answer sessions with webinar presenters in the “Speaker’s Corner” and live webinars from tax forum sponsors.
5. Focus groups and digital product demonstrations
Registered attendees can also participate in IRS focus groups. This year’s focus groups are arranged around the following topics:
- Improving the Taxpayer Experience and IRS Services
- Improving the Taxpayer Experience and IRS Outreach
- Tax Pro Account and Business Online Account
- Digital Asset Transactions
- Tax Treatment of Retirement Distributions
- Affordable Care Act Forms
- IRS Online Accounts
- Responding to IRS Correspondence Audit Notices
- Taxpayer civil rights: Are your clients receiving the services they need?
- Online tools and resources for refundable credits: The past, the present, and the future
In addition, the IRS Office of Online Services will conduct demonstrations of IRS digital products.
Check out the tax forum focus group descriptions for this year’s topics, dates and times, and qualifying criteria.
6. Continuing education credit
Each live webinar will last for approximately 60 minutes and will qualify for one continuing education (CE) credit.* The maximum number of CE credits earned at the 2022 virtual tax forum is 28. While no knowledge-based test is required, attendees must fulfill the following requirements to receive credit for a webinar:
- Be present for the entire 60-minute presentation
- Respond to all attendance checks throughout the presentation
- Complete the survey at the end of the presentation
*Note: In the event a registrant attends both the English and Spanish language versions of a webinar, the registrant will receive one CE credit for that webinar.
7. Registration information
For more information about this year’s IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and to register, visit www.irstaxforum.com.