IRS encourages tax professionals to participate in one of its 2011 Nationwide Tax Forums

As reported in RIA Newstand: IRS is heavily promoting the importance for tax professionals to attend one of the events scheduled as part of the 2011 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. As described by the agency, the tax forums are three-day events presented by IRS experts and partner organizations that offer up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues. Those who register early will receive a significant discount on the registration fee. The early registration period closes two weeks prior to each forum. Forums will be held in the following cities on the dates indicated: Atlanta, June 28-30; Orlando, July 12-14; Dallas, July 26-28; San Jose, Aug. 9-11; Las Vegas, Aug. 16-18; and National Harbor, MD (Washington, DC area), Aug. 30- Sept. 1. Attendance at one of the forums carries benefits for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners and other tax professionals, IRS said. These benefits include the opportunity to receive up to 18 continuing education credits, access to 40 separate seminars and workshops on relevant tax topics, and the chance to sign up to become an Authorized IRS e-file Provider. “Tax professionals attending a forum can bring their toughest unresolved case to meet with IRS personnel who may be able to help,” IRS stressed. Complete details and registration are available at