IRS Unveils 2022 Tax Forums Start Date

The Internal Revenue Service says the 2022 Nationwide Tax Forum will kick off July 19, with the classes and online festivities going for more than five weeks.

Live-streamed seminars will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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What’s the backstory for the Nationwide Tax Forums?

The Nationwide Tax Forum has been held for the past 30 years during the summer months, becoming the IRS’ top outreach event for tax professionals nationwide. This year’s event is once again being held as a virtual affair, providing an extra measure of security from COVID, while also allowing interaction between participants and experts.

Attending tax pros can have access to expert presentations on tax law, professional ethics, virtual currency, collection issues and other vital topics. A lot of tax professionals can fully satisfy their annual continuing education requirements by registering for the Tax Forum and attending the virtual presentations.

Tax practitioners are being urged by the IRS to register now to take advantage of the virtual program.

What’s on the agenda?

After starting on July 19, 2022’s IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will run through August 18. Registered attendees have the ability to take part in all of the lie webinars, earning up to 28 continuing education credits in the process.

As in years past, IRS Commissioner Charles Retting will kick off the Tax Forum with a keynote address. A plenary session will follow, with updates to tax law and publications.

Attendees then go into multiple sessions, focused on high-interest topics, with presentations made both by IRS experts and partner associations.

For the first time, four seminars—including the plenary session and an ethics webinar—will also be offered in Spanish as well as English. Those who register to attend the Virtual Expo will also have access to additional multilingual resources.

Timing is key if you want a good deal

Those tax pros who register by 5 p.m. on June 15 will qualify for an “Early Bird” rate of $240 per person. On June 16 the standard rate goes up to $289.

Tax pros who are members of one of the IRS national partner associations can save even more, getting a $10 discount off the Early Bird rate—if the register by June 15.

Members should contact their association directly for more information on the discount:

  • American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • National Society of Accountants (NSA)
  • National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP)
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Access to the Virtual Expo is included with full registration for the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. The Expo gives attendees the chance to visit with exhibitors representing dozens of leaders in the areas of tax software, financial services, leading national associations and a number of key IRS offices.

Other attractions within the Virtual Expo include:

  • The latest tax products and software
  • Representatives from IRS program offices in the IRS Zone, including expanded resources for multilingual engagement
  • Bonus Q&A sessions in the Speaker’s Corner after each live session
  • Live webinars from many of our sponsors

In addition, a number of small focus groups will be assembled, allowing attendees to directly share their experiences and discuss ideas with the IRS. The 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum registration webpage has the list of topics and qualifications for focus group attendance.

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Source: IR-2022-90

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