In need of CPE credits? Well, if you are an enrolled agent or CPA, you could earn as much as 18 credits by attending one of five IRS Nationwide Tax Forums this summer.
The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most current information on federal and state tax issues. Experts from the IRS and its partner organizations will present more than 40 separate seminars and workshops during the forums, which will be held this July and August in Chicago; San Diego; New Orleans; National Harbor, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida.
In addition to CPE, the seminars may qualify for continuing education credit for Certified Financial Planners, pending review and acceptance by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, according to the IRS.
A few days prior to the start of each forum, attendees will be able to download, print, or load onto their mobile devices slide presentations of seminars that they are interested in.
In addition to the seminars, the forums will also feature a two-day expo with representatives from the tax, financial, and business communities offering their products, services, and expertise.
The cost for those who preregister is $225 per person – a savings of $130 off the late or on-site registration price of $355. Preregistration ends two weeks prior to the start of each forum.
Below are the five locations of the 2014 tax forums, the forum dates, and the preregistration deadline for each forum.
|Location||Forum dates||Preregistration deadline for $225 rate|
|Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL||July 1-3||June 17 (6 p.m. EST)|
|Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, CA||July 15-17||July 1 (6 p.m. EST)|
|Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA||July 22-24||July 8 (6 p.m. EST)|
|Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, DC, area)||August 19-21||August 5 (6 p.m. EST)|
|Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL||August 26-28||August 12 (6 p.m. EST)|
Members of the following participating associations would qualify for a discounted enrollment cost of $215 if they meet the preregistration deadlines:
- American Bar Association
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- National Association of Enrolled Agents
- National Association of Tax Professionals
- National Society of Accountants
- National Society of Tax Professionals
Registration information is available here.
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