IRS presents IRS Live – New Requirements for Tax Return Preparers

Learn the Who, What, When and How

IR-2010-70, June 1, 2010      

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will debut its latest educational program for tax professionals, the webinar IRS Live, on June 9, 2 p.m. ET. The topic is “New Requirements for Tax Return Preparers – Learn the Who, What, When and How.”

IRS Live’s hour-long programming will feature IRS and industry experts, and cover tax-related topics.

In the June 9 broadcast, tax professionals will learn about the new requirements for paid return preparers, including:

  • Preparer Tax Identification Numbers
  • Competency testing
  • Preparer tax compliance verification checks
  • E-file mandate

The broadcast will be a good opportunity for return preparers to learn about upcoming requirements and get the latest information from the lead IRS executive.

Panelists for the June program are David R. Williams, executive lead for Return Preparer Regulations Implementation, IRS; Conrad Davis, Ueltzen & Company LLP; and Bill Parrish, Private Practice Group, LLC.

IRS Live is the newest addition to IRS’s suite of outreach delivery venues and is aimed at educating tax professionals on the most current and complex tax issues affecting them and their clients. Tax professionals are encouraged to watch the free program and submit questions by e-mail during the webinar.

Viewers can register online via Tax professionals who need continuing education credits are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion, often equal to one CPE credit, by registering and viewing the June 9, webinar.

Also as a part of its outreach delivery suite, IRS offers National Phone Forums and other webinars and video and audio presentations on a variety of tax topics. All are free.

Tax professionals are also encouraged to subscribe to IRS’s newsletter; e-News for Tax Professionals. It’s one of the best ways for the tax professional community to get the latest national and local IRS news.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

Tax professionals can learn more about new federal requirements of paid tax return preparers by attending one of six tax forums this summer around the country hosted by the IRS.

The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues presented by IRS experts and partner organizations. The forums offer an opportunity to receive up to 18 continuing education credits through a variety of training seminars and workshops.