The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has scheduled its 2019 Nationwide Tax Forum season. The first forum, planned for July 9-11, 2019, in National Harbor, Maryland, will focus on tax reform changes and cybersecurity tips for tax professionals.

Tax lawyers, Enrolled Agents (EAs), Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), Annual Filing Season Program participants, and other tax professionals can register through June 25, 2019, and get the standard rate of $255; registration after that date or on-site is $370. You can register here.

You can earn up to 19 continuing professional education (CPE) credits at the forum. Seminar topics include:

  • Tax law changes for 2019;
  • The continuing impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), including guidance on section 199A and Opportunity Zones;
  • Helping taxpayers deal with disasters;
  • Ethics;
  • Updates on IRS collections and other key programs;
  • Understanding Collections Appeals and Examinations Appeals; and
  • Cybersecurity and identity theft issues.

The forum will also offer tax professionals the opportunity to bring one unresolved client case to discuss with IRS representatives in the Case Resolution Program. To make an appointment, visit the case resolution table on Monday before the forum begins or visit the case resolution room during the event. Be sure to bring an original form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, and a completed Nationwide Tax Forum Case Data Sheet, along with any supporting documents to the appointment. The program is for client cases only.

While at the forum, be sure to stop by the exhibit hall for a two-day expo with businesses offering products, services, and expertise designed with the tax professional in mind.

If you can’t make the Maryland event, there are other forums scheduled: Chicago, July 23-25; New Orleans, Aug. 6-8; Orlando, Aug. 13-15; and San Diego, Sept. 17-19.

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Kelly Erb is a tax attorney and tax writer.

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