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2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

Tax Professionals Can Earn CPE Credits at the 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

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.

2018 Registration Details:
New registration fee structure: The Early Bird rate is available until June 15, 2018 for all Forums. The Standard rate is available until two weeks before each Forum. Less than two weeks before each Forum, the Late Registration rate will be charged.  Partner Association Members get $10 off the Early Bird Rate ONLY.

LocationForum Dates

Early Bird*
Rate: $235

Rate: $255

Late Registration
Rate: $370

Atlanta, GAJuly 10 – 126/15/18
5:00pm EST
6/16/18 to 6/26/18
5:00pm EST
After 6/26/18
5:00pm EST
National Harbor, MDJuly 17 – 196/15/18
5:00pm EST
6/16/18 to 7/3/18
5:00pm EST
After 7/3/18
5:00pm EST
San Diego, CAAug. 7 – 96/15/18
5:00pm EST
6/16/18 to 7/24/18
5:00pm EST
After 7/24/18
5:00pm EST
Chicago, ILAug. 21 – 236/15/18
5:00pm EST
6/16/18 to 8/7/18
5:00pm EST
After 8/7/18
5:00pm EST
Orlando, FLSept. 11 – 136/15/18
5:00pm EST
6/16/18 to 8/28/18
5:00pm EST
After 8/28/18
5:00pm EST

Registration Information
For more information, or to register online, visit

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, visit and use 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.)

- Hear the latest on key federal and state tax issues from top IRS executives and leading industry experts. Earn valuable continuing education (CE) and certified financial planner (CFP) credits. Select from more than 40 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.

Forum Highlights

Exhibits - Visit dozens of exhibitors displaying a 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 form is available online. 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.

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

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).

View Presentations from Past Forums


Attend the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums for live seminars from the IRS and its association partners.

Last Updated: 6/18/2018

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