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:
|Date||11 a.m. – noon EDT||2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT|
|Tuesday, July 21||Advocating for Immigrant Taxpayers||Keynote Address|
|Wednesday, July 22||Advocating for Taxpayers with Collection Information Statements||Charities & Tax-Exempt Organizations Update|
|Thursday, July 23||The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015’s Centralized Partnership Audit Regime||Be Tax Ready – Understanding Eligibility Rules for EITC, AOTC, CTC and Head of Household Filing Status|
|Tuesday, July 28||Tax Security Panel: The Taxes-Security-Together Checklist||Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals – Advanced Session|
|Wednesday, July 29||Diligence in Practice before the IRS: Record-Keeping||Electronic Payments and Direct Deposits – New Options|
|Thursday, July 30||Federal Ethics for the Tax Professionals: Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Circular 230||Impact of Non-filing and Non-payment|
|Tuesday, Aug. 4||IRS Key Enforcement Issues||Keys to Mastering Due Diligence Requirements and Audits|
|Wednesday, Aug. 5||Other Income: Taxable or Not?||Preparation of Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return|
|Thursday, Aug. 6||Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against A New Wave of Criminals||Taxpayer Planning Issues After the Enactment of the 2019 Disaster Act and Secure Act|
|Tuesday, Aug. 11||Representing the Taxpayer Without Records, Reconstructing Income and Expenses||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Opportunity Zones|
|Wednesday, Aug. 12||Retirement Plan Distributions, Loans and More||Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Qualified Business Income Deduction|
|Thursday, Aug. 13||QBI Problems? We Have Solutions!||Update from the IRS Independent Office of Appeals|
|Tuesday, Aug. 18||Currency: Virtual, Digital, Cyber, Crypto, Form 1040, Schedule 1 and How to Report||Worker Classification Issues – Hiring Freelancers Is Never Free and It May Cost You A Lot, Too|
|Wednesday, Aug. 19||Créditos Reembolsables (Spanish session)||Construya su Plan de Seguridad de Datos para sus Contribuyentes (Spanish session)|
|Thursday, Aug. 20||Tax Changes from a Forms Perspective||Cambios 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).