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Welcome

Join your colleagues for three days of informative education sessions, training and networking, featuring a full agenda of the latest tax law information, networking opportunities and exhibits of the latest products and services for your business needs.

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Attend the 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums for live seminars from the IRS and its association partners.

Please be aware that you may receive communications from housing companies claiming to be the official hotel reservation service for the 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. These companies are NOT in any way affiliated with the IRS Tax Forums, the forum organizers or the forum hotels. These housing companies SHOULD NOT be used to make hotel reservations for the 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums!

City Hotel Dates
Atlanta, GA Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Overflow Hotel
Inn at the PeachTrees
330 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

July 10-12, 2018
National Harbor, MD Gaylord National Harbor
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
July 17-19, 2018
San Diego, CA Town and Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
August 7-9, 2018
Chicago, IL Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
August 21-23, 2018
Orlando, FL Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
September 11-13, 2018

Education and Training

Conference Materials - Advance electronic copies of the seminar materials will be available online only starting June 26th with your completed registration. For the most current seminar material, login to your account using your user ID and password to access the materials. Remember to bring note paper there is a lot to learn! (NOTE: Printed copies of seminar materials will not be available onsite.)

Seminars - Hear the latest on key federal and state tax issues from IRS and leading industry experts. Earn valuable continuing education (CE) and certified financial planner (CFP) credits. Select from more than 30 tax topics.

Workshops (Advance registration is required) - The workshops are continuous hands-on sessions (usually 2 hours), with breaks determined by the instructor. Advance registration is required and space is limited to 200 people per session.

Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course - The Annual Filing Season Program is intended to recognize and encourage unenrolled tax return preparers who voluntarily increase their knowledge and improve their filing season competency through continuing education (CE). Completion of the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course is a necessary step in obtaining an Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion. The Annual Federal Tax Refresher course is being offered at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. Click here for additional information.
Note: This course is not included in the Nationwide IRS Tax Forum registration fee. Separate registration and additional payment is required.

Forum Highlights

Exhibits - Visit exhibit hall to visit various vendors and the wide selection of products and services that may help enhance your business operations. Exhibit hall hours: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday and 10:00 am to 2:30 pm on Wednesday.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits - Attendance at IRS Nationwide Tax Forum seminars qualifies for continuing education (CE) credits for enrolled agents, certified public accounts and California Tax Education Council (CTEC) participants. You will need to understand and comply with your licensing agency's CE requirements. Attendance for the full 50 minutes of the presentation is required to receive one CE credit.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Credits - The IRS is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The board has the final authority on the acceptance of individual tax forum courses for continuing education credit for certified financial planners.

Case Resolution Program - You can once again bring your toughest unresolved IRS case (one case per tax business) to the Case Resolution Program. IRS representatives with specialized expertise will be available by appointment only to meet one-on-one with tax professionals. If we can't resolve the case onsite or it needs more research, we'll assign it to the appropriate IRS unit for follow-up. A signed original or copy of your Power of Attorney (Form 2848), authorizing disclosure of confidential tax information, is required and must be presented when scheduling an appointment. Only the practitioner(s) listed on the POA will be allowed in the Case Resolution Room. For an appointment, visit the Case Resolution table on Monday before the Forum begins, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, or go directly to the Case Resolution Room during the three-day event. To expedite scheduling, bring your Form 2848 and a completed Nationwide Tax Forum Case Data Sheet with you. The Case Resolution Program can help you resolve one client's toughest tax case. The program is for client cases only. We cannot assist you with any personal tax case or any case in which you have a vested interest. If you have an issue with a case of this nature, please contact the IRS or the Taxpayer Advocate Service directly.

Networking Opportunities - Enjoy good food and great company! Mix and mingle, reconnect with friends and colleagues, share information and best practices, or just relax and enjoy at our two networking events the Welcome Reception and the Networking Reception.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) - Visit the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) website. The NTFO site provides courses based on taped seminars from previous IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. NTFO courses may be audited for free or purchased for CE credit (testing included). To visit, go to http://www.irstaxforumsonline.com/.

The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum welcomes the participation of our association partners: the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), the National Society of Accountants (NSA), and the National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP).