The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the seminar schedule for the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

Due to COVID-19 and related restrictions, the forums will be held online this year – as opposed to the in-person events in prior years. The series will begin on July 21, 2020, and continue through August 20, 2020, with sessions held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Here’s the lineup:

 Date11 a.m. – noon EDT2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, July 21Advocating for Immigrant TaxpayersKeynote Address
Wednesday, July 22Advocating for Taxpayers with Collection Information StatementsCharities & Tax-Exempt Organizations Update
Thursday, July 23The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015’s Centralized Partnership Audit RegimeBe Tax Ready – Understanding Eligibility Rules for EITC, AOTC, CTC and Head of Household Filing Status
  
Tuesday, July 28Tax Security Panel: The Taxes-Security-Together ChecklistCybersecurity for Tax Professionals – Advanced Session
Wednesday, July 29Diligence in Practice before the IRS: Record-KeepingElectronic Payments and Direct Deposits – New Options
Thursday, July 30Federal Ethics for the Tax Professionals: Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Circular 230Impact of Non-filing and Non-payment
   
Tuesday, Aug. 4IRS Key Enforcement IssuesKeys to Mastering Due Diligence Requirements and Audits
Wednesday, Aug. 5Other Income: Taxable or Not?Preparation of Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return
Thursday, Aug. 6Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against A New Wave of CriminalsTaxpayer Planning Issues After the Enactment of the 2019 Disaster Act and Secure Act
   
Tuesday, Aug. 11Representing the Taxpayer Without Records, Reconstructing Income and ExpensesTax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Opportunity Zones
Wednesday, Aug. 12Retirement Plan Distributions, Loans and MoreTax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Qualified Business Income Deduction
Thursday, Aug. 13QBI Problems? We Have Solutions!Update from the IRS Independent Office of Appeals
Tuesday, Aug. 18Currency: Virtual, Digital, Cyber, Crypto, Form 1040, Schedule 1 and How to ReportWorker Classification Issues – Hiring Freelancers Is Never Free and It May Cost You A Lot, Too
Wednesday, Aug. 19Créditos Reembolsables (Spanish session)Construya su Plan de Seguridad de Datos para sus Contribuyentes (Spanish session)
Thursday, Aug. 20Tax Changes from a Forms PerspectiveCambios Tributarios desde la Perspectiva de Formularios (Spanish Session)

You can earn up to 30 continuing education credits when you register.

The early-bird registration deadline has been extended to June 30 at 5 p.m. EDT. You can save $49 if you register by the deadline (you’ll pay $240 compared to the standard rate of $289). Register at www.irstaxforum.com.

If you previously registered for the live locations, you can transfer your registration to the virtual format at no additional cost, or request a refund (you have to do this by June 30).

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Kelly Erb is a tax attorney, tax writer and podcaster.

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