IRS will try to sell e-filing to tax professionals

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Tax professionals can hear first hand from their colleagues and e-mail questions to the Internal Revenue Service about the benefits of IRS e-file during a free November 18 Webinar, “E-file: Building the Case, A Panel Discussion with Tax Professionals.”

The hour-long program, hosted by the IRS, will air three times on Nov. 18. Tax professionals must register by November 17 for one of three session times: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. EST.

The Webinar is part of an ongoing IRS effort to encourage tax preparers to use e-file for all their clients’ tax return transmissions.

John Myett, an IRS subject matter expert in electronic interactions, will discuss what the IRS is doing to improve the e-filing experience for tax professionals and their clients.

A panel comprising representatives from national practitioner organizations will respond to questions. Kim Lawson, an IRS analyst, will moderate the event.

Participants include:

  • James Adelman, National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Larry Gray, National Association of Tax Professionals
  • Joe Marchbein, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The IRS will collect e-mailed questions from viewers who submit them during each November 18 show and will post the consolidated questions and answers to IRS.gov at a later date. The program’s archived version will also be posted to the IRS Web site. Certificates of Completion are available to those who need them for Continuing Professional Education credit.

For more details, visit National Phone Forums and Webinars on the IRS Web site or register now using your e-mail address. You will need a high-speed Internet connection to view the Webinar, and speakers for the audio.

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