>Smart Tax is attending the IRS Nationwide 2010 Tax Forum in New York City August 10-12. The event will be held at the New York Hilton and will for three days will focus on informative education sessions, training and networking, featuring a full agenda of the latest tax law information, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities and exhibits of the latest products and services for your business needs. 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).

Some of the highlights of the forum include:

Exhibits – Visit dozens of exhibitors displaying a wide selection of products and services that support the IRS e-file Program and may help enhance your business operations. Exhibit hall hours: 11:15 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits – Attendance at IRS Nationwide Tax Forum seminars qualifies for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 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 CPE requirements. Attendance for the full 50 minutes of the presentation is required to receive one CPE 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.

IRS Preparer Services Room

Case Resolution Program – Bring your toughest unresolved case (one per tax business) to the Case Resolution Room and meet one-on-one with IRS representatives by appointment only to discuss the case (POA required onsite). To expedite scheduling, bring a completed Nationwide Tax Forum Case Data Sheet with you.

Networking Opportunities – Enjoy great food and good company! Mix and mingle, reconnect with friends and colleagues, share information and best practices, or just relax and enjoy!

IRS Oversight Board – Visit with IRS Oversight Board representatives and offer your comments on various IRS initiatives and programs.

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) – Visit the EFTPS Registration Booth and see how tax professionals can make their clients’ tax payments easier, while reducing their own paperwork.

Focus Groups – Your opinion counts! Participants are randomly selected to participate in focus groups and provide candid feedback on key topics. If you’re asked to take part in a focus group session, consider it as an excellent opportunity to let your voice be heard.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO)
The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) site is now open. The NTFO site provides courses based on taped seminars from previous IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. NTFO courses may be taken for either CPE credit or audit. To visit, go to http://www.irstaxforumsonline.com/.

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