Tax professionals: Four special events added to the 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

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IR-2023-114, June 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — Tax professionals who attend this summer's IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will see a new series of special events, including sessions focused on practice management, the taxpayer experience and cybersecurity and a town hall meeting with the National Taxpayer Advocate.

Registration is now open for this year's Tax Forums, which take place in five cities, starting in New Orleans July 11 and followed in later weeks by Atlanta, the Washington, D.C. area, San Diego and Orlando. This marks the return to in-person Tax Forum sessions for the first time since 2019. Sessions are filling up quickly, and the IRS encourages tax professionals to sign up early.

In addition to more than 40 continuing education seminars, the Case Resolution Program and the Exhibit Hall, Tax Forum attendees will have access to these special sessions:

Tax Pro & Entrepreneur: Unleashing Your Potential in the Tax Industry

Monday panel discussion from 5 – 6 p.m.

You know how to prepare tax returns and represent your clients. But how well are you running your tax business? Maximize your time at the forum by attending this Monday evening discussion with the nation's leading tax professional associations. This session aims to foster the growth and development of tax professionals whether they have decades of experience or are new to the field.

The Written Information Security Plan

Wednesday workshop from 6:45 - 7:45 a.m.

Fact: The Federal Trade Commission requires every tax professional to have a Written Information Security Plan, or WISP. Have you completed yours? Bring your questions to Jared Ballew, Chair of the IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, who helped author the Security Summit's sample WISP for tax professionals.

Meet National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins

Wednesday town hall from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Join the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Erin Collins during the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum's networking reception to discuss emerging issues facing taxpayers and tax professionals. Collins leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS. She wants to hear from the tax professional community. The program includes a Q&A session.

The Taxpayer Experience

Lunchtime panel discussion on Thursday from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Engage in this panel discussion with the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA) and the IRS Taxpayer Experience Office. Learn about this new office's mission, hear from the leading voices in the industry and share ideas for improving the taxpayer and tax professional experience during this brown-bag session.

These special events will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to capacity limits. Room locations for each event will be provided at each Tax Forum location. Please note: Continuing education credit will not be offered for these four special events.

2023 registration details

The 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will be held in five cities across the country. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 18 continuing education credits. Register by 5 p.m. ET on June 15 to take advantage of the early bird rate of $245 per person. That is a savings of $54 off the standard rate and $135 off the on-site registration price. Standard pricing begins on June 15 after 5 p.m. ET and ends two weeks before the start of each forum.

Location Forum Dates Deadline for $299 Standard Rate
New Orleans July 11 – 13 June 27
Atlanta July 25 – 27 July 11
National Harbor (Washington, D.C. area) Aug. 8 – 10 July 25
San Diego Aug. 22 – 24 Aug. 8
Orlando Aug. 29 – 31 Aug. 15

Participating association members save an additional $10

Members of the following participating associations can save an additional $10 off the early bird rate if they register by June 15. Those interested 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)

The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are the largest and longest-running events dedicated exclusively to the needs of tax professionals. They offer an opportunity to learn from both the IRS and industry experts, network with IRS officials and colleagues, and gain valuable insights into the tax industry. For more information or to register online, visit irstaxforum.com.

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