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What is the cost to register for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
What does the registration fee include?
What if I've already registered for an in-person Tax Forum?
Is there a deadline to request a refund if I have already registered for an in-person 2020 Tax Forum?
How can I register for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
Do I need to sign up for each webinar I wish to attend?
Is there a deadline to sign-up for each webinar?
Is there a special deadline for those who choose to mail in their registration or pay by check?
When will the webinar schedule be announced?
Where can I find the date, time, and description for each webinar?
Can I make sure my system meets the minimum requirements to view the webinars?
Are there discounts available for Partner Associations?
Can I do a group registration?
Are there discounts available for group registration?
Can I pay by check for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
What happens after I register and pay for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
When will I receive my login information for the webinars?
Will my login information for each webinar be the same?
How will I view my webinars?
What happens if I register before the webinar schedule is announced?
Can I dial into the webinars by phone?
Are the webinars interactive?
I do not wish to attend all of the webinars being offered. Can I pay a reduced price for my registration?
How many CE credits are available?
How are my CE credits tracked?
Do I have to take a test?
Will I be able to ask questions during the webinar?
When will I receive my CE Certificate?
Can I check on my CE credits before the conclusion of the Forum in August?
Will the sessions be available for viewing after the live webinar?
Is there a cost to view the sessions after the live webinar?
Can I cancel my registration for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?


What is the cost to register for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
Early Bird Rate
$240/person
Standard Rate
$289/person
Until 6/15/2020
5:00pm EST
After 6/15/2020
5:00pm EST

* Partner Association Members get $10 off the Early Bird Rate ONLY. To receive the discount code for Partner Organizations, you must contact the organization directly. IRS Nationwide Tax Forum registration staff cannot provide the discount codes.

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What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes access to all live webinars that are part of the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum (30 webinars will be offered). Attendees will be able to sign-up for individual webinars in their Tax Forum account (on the "My Webinars" tab) once the schedule is announced. Please note that in order to be able to view a live webinar, an attendee must sign-up to attend that webinar at least 7 calendar days prior to the date of the live webinar.

All 30 webinars will be streamed live between July 21, 2020 and August 20, 2020. The schedule and for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be available soon. Webinars will be available at the date/time listed on the schedule only.

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What if I've already registered for an in-person Tax Forum?
Attendees currently registered to attend one of the in-person IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will have the option to easily transfer their registration to the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. Simply:

  • Log in to your Tax Forum account (or use the login box in the upper-left of this page)
  • Click the "Transfer Registration(s) to Virtual Tax Forum" button on the "My Registrations" tab.
  • On the next screen, click "Transfer"
  • Select "Virtual Tax Forum" and click "Add Transfer Request"
  • Click "Submit"

***For those who have already registered for the in-person Tax Forum, there is no additional cost to transfer your registration to the Virtual Tax Forum. Any payments already made for the in-person Tax Forum will be applied to your registration for the Virtual Tax Forum.

Attendees who registered for the in-person Tax Forum but do not wish to register for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum can be issued a refund. To request a refund, please email refund@irstaxforum.com.

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Is there a deadline to request a refund if I have already registered for an in-person 2020 Tax Forum?
Yes. Any attendee who registered for one of the in-person 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums must request their refund in writing by June 15, 2020. All refund requests should be made to refund@irstaxforum.com to ensure a record of your refund request.

After June 15 at 5:00PM EST, any registrations for the in-person 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be automatically converted to registrations for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and the no refund policy will be in effect.

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How can I register for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
By internet: Click Here The system will walk you through the process.

By fax: Please fax registration form(s) and payment information to (202) 403-3871

By mail: Please make checks payable to: IRS Nationwide Tax Forum

You should mail your checks and a copy of your registration form to:
IRS Nationwide Tax Forum
c/o Enterprise Services & Technologies, Inc.
912 Thayer Avenue
Suite 202
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Mailed registrations MUST be postmarked by June 15, 2020 to receive the Early Bird registration rate. Any mailed registration postmarked after June 15, 2020 will be charged the Standard Registration rate.

Confirmation e-mails will be sent out as soon as your registration is completed and paid. For mailed registrations, confirmation e-mails will be sent as soon as your registration and payment are processed. Please see the FAQ question below about the special deadlines for mailed registrations and payments.

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Do I need to sign up for each webinar I wish to attend?
Yes. Unlike the in-person Tax Forum, all attendees must sign up for the individual webinars they wish to attend. Once the webinar schedule is announced, attendees who have registered for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be able to log into their Tax Forum account (under the "My Webinars" tab) and select which webinars they wish to attend. All attendees who register for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum before the webinar schedule is announced will automatically be sent a reminder email once that information is available. If an attendee has not signed up for a webinar by its deadline (see question below), they will NOT be permitted to view that webinar.

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Is there a deadline to sign-up for each webinar?
Yes. Each individual webinar has its own sign-up deadline. If an attendee is not signed up for a webinar by its sign-up deadline, they will NOT be permitted to view or receive credit for that webinar. The deadline to sign up for each webinar is one week before the webinar date (e.g. the deadline to sign up for a webinar given on Tuesday, July 21 is Tuesday, July 14). Once the webinar topics and schedule are released, webinar sign-up deadlines will be posted.

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Is there a special deadline for those who choose to mail in their registration or pay by check?
Yes. To give our staff sufficient time to receive and process mailed-in registrations and payments, mailed registrations or payments must be received 14 days before the first webinar you wish to attend. As an example, if a webinar that you wish to have access to is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, the sign up deadline for that webinar would be Thursday, July 16 and therefore any check payment or mailed in registration would have to be received by our office no later than Thursday, July 9. For this reason, we encourage all participants to process their registrations and payments via our secure online registration portal at www.irstaxforum.com.

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When will the webinar topics and schedule be announced?
We are working as quickly as possible to finalize the topics and schedule for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. At this date, we do know that the webinars will occur between July 21 and August 20, 2020. As soon as the final topics and schedule are available, they will be posted to the website and attendees will receive an email notification.

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Where can I find the date, time, and description for each webinar?
As soon as the topics, descriptions, and schedule for the webinars are finalized, they will be posted to the Tax Forum website on the Webinar Topics and Schedule page. This information will also be located in your Tax Forum account on the "My Webinars" tab. There, you can see the webinar topics, schedule, and sign up for webinars.

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Can I make sure my system meets the minimum requirements to view the webinars?
Yes! We encourage all attendees to test their system before registering. To test your system and make sure that it meets the minimum requirements to view the webinars, click here.

In addition to the minimum system requirements outlined in this document, high-speed internet is strongly recommended. If your internet connection is dial-up internet, you will not be able to view the webinars without interruption.

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Are there discounts available for Partner Associations?
Yes. $10 off the Early Bird Rate is available to the organizations listed below. Please contact your association directly to obtain the necessary discount code (membership number required during registration). Tax Forum registration staff is unable to provide the discount code.

The partner organizations are:
American Bar Association (ABA)
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)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC)

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Can I do a group registration?
Yes. As with the in-person IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, you may register multiple attendees on one account. Please note, however, that unless a different email address is included for each attendee, all correspondence (confirmation email, webinar reminder emails, certificate of completion, etc.) will be sent to the email address provided in your Tax Forum registration.

IMPORTANT: Each attendee will be given a unique webinar PIN number to log into the webinars. This identifier is UNIQUE to each attendee and MUST NOT be shared with or used by other individuals. The webinar PIN for each attendee will be used to log into all of the webinars that attendee wishes to attend. Sharing your webinar PIN with others may result in not being able to view a webinar and/or not receiving credit for a webinar.

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Are there discounts available for group registration?
No. There are no discounts for group registrations (multiple people on the same account).

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Can I pay by check for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
Yes. However, please note that there are special restrictions and policies when paying by check. To avoid mailing and processing delays, we highly suggest that you make payment with a credit or debit card via the secure payment processing system in your online Tax Forum account.

Each webinar has its own sign up cutoff date one week before that webinar is offered. Mailed registrations or payments (including checks) must be received by our office at least 14 days before the webinar broadcast date. If payment is received less than 14 days before the webinar broadcast date, we cannot guarantee that you will be permitted to view that webinar. As an example, if a webinar that you wish to view to is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, the sign up deadline for that webinar would be Tuesday, July 14 and therefore any check payment or mailed in registration would have to be received by our office no later than Tuesday, July 7. For this reason, we encourage all participants to process their registrations and payments via our secure online registration portal at www.irstaxforum.com

For check payments, confirmation e-mails will be sent as soon as your registration and payment are processed. Your registration is NOT complete until payment has been received and processed.

If you elected to pay by check, but you have not received a confirmation email 3 business days before the cutoff date of the first webinar you wish to view (or 2 weeks after mailing your check – whichever happens first), please contact us at info@irstaxforum.com or 202-495-2919.

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What happens after I register and pay for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
After you complete your registration (including payment) for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address(es) listed on your Tax Forum account.

Once the webinar topics and schedule are released, you will receive an email asking you to log into your Tax Forum account (www.irstaxforum.com), click on the "My Webinars" tab, and sign up for the individual webinars that you plan to attend. At any point before a webinar's sign up deadline, you may sign up for that webinar. When signing up for each webinar, we strongly suggest that you add that webinar to your electronic calendar(s).

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When will I receive my login information for the webinars?
Before each webinar for which you are signed up, you will receive a reminder email that contains the webinar link as well as your webinar PIN code. The webinar PIN code is unique for each attendee and should NOT be shared with others. Each attendee's webinar PIN code only allows one user for each webinar. Sharing this information with others may result in your inability to view the webinar and/or not receiving credit for the webinar.

When the webinar schedule and topics are posted to the website, your unique webinar PIN code will also appear on the "My Registrations" tab of your Tax Forum account. You will use your unique webinar PIN code to log in to all webinars you wish to attend.

***The webinar login will be different from your Tax Forum login used at www.irstaxforum.com.

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Will my login information for each webinar be the same?
Yes. Your webinar PIN will be the same for every webinar in the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. These login credentials will be posted in your Tax Forum account on www.irstaxforum.com and included in the reminder emails you receive before each webinar for which you have signed up.

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How will I view my webinars?
To view a live webinar, simply click the webinar link in the reminder email (links will also be located on www.irstaxforum.com), enter your email address and unique webinar PIN code (provided in the reminder email and in your Tax Forum account), and you will be admitted to the webinar. PLEASE LOG IN AT LEAST 10 MINUTES EARLY TO EACH WEBINAR to avoid any technology delays. To receive CE credit for a webinar, attendees must:

  • Be present for the entire 60-minute presentation (log in and log out times will be recorded)
  • Respond to all polling questions throughout the presentation
  • Complete the Survey at the end of the presentation


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What happens if I register before the webinar topics and schedule are announced?
We encourage all participants to register as soon as possible for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. 

You will receive an email notification as soon as the topics and schedule are released. To sign up for your webinars, you will simply need to log into your Tax Forum account on www.irstaxforum.com and select your webinars. Remember that access to all 30 webinars is included in your registration price. You may choose to attend as many or as few of those sessions as you wish (provided you have registered for the sessions prior to each webinar's registration deadline). If you register for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum before the topics are available, you will be automatically signed up for all webinars. Once the schedule is released, you will be able to log in to your Tax Forum account and confirm which webinars you would like to attend.

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Can I dial into the webinars by phone?
No. There is no option to attend the webinar via telephone. Webinars must be viewed by streaming the webinar (on your computer, tablet, or mobile device).

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Are the webinars interactive?
All webinars will be "view/listen only" with the option to submit written Q&A during the webinars through the webinar interface. Moderators/presenters will answer as many questions as time permits during the session, and any questions that are not addressed during the live webinar will be responded to via email following the webinar.

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I do not wish to attend all of the webinars being offered. Can I pay a reduced price for my registration?
No. As with the in-person IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, the registration fee covers your access to all of the webinars offered. You may attend as many or as few of these webinars as you wish, but there is no discount based on the number of webinars attended.

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How many CE credits are available?
30 live webinars will be offered between July 21 and August 20, 2020 (seminar topics and schedule will be released soon). Your registration fee for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum includes access to all of the live webinars. Please remember, however, that you are required to sign up for each webinar you wish to attend (on the "My Webinars" tab of your account, once the webinar schedule is released). Each webinar will last approximately 60 minutes and qualify for 1 CE credit.

To receive CE credit for a webinar, attendees must:

  • Be present for the entire 60-minute presentation (log in and log out times will be recorded)
  • Respond to all polling questions throughout the presentation
  • Complete the Survey at the end of the presentation

If an attendee does not meet these criteria above, no CE credits will be awarded. CE Certificates of Completion will be emailed to attendees at the conclusion of the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum at the end of August. CE Certificates will provide a summary of all classes successfully attended by the individual.

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How are my CE credits tracked?
Using each attendee's unique webinar PIN, attendance is tracked using webinar log in and log out times as well as responses to polling questions and the survey at the end of each webinar. To receive CE credit for a webinar, attendees must:

  • Be present for the entire 60-minute presentation (log in and log out times will be recorded)
  • Respond to all polling questions throughout the presentation
  • Complete the Survey at the end of the presentation

If an attendee does not meet these criteria above, no CE credits will be awarded.

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Do I have to take a test?
No. No knowledge-based test is required to receive CE credit for the live webinars. However, participants must meet all criteria listed above to receive CE credit.

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Will I be able to ask questions during the webinar?
Yes. Each webinar will feature the ability to submit questions to the presenter(s). The presenter(s) will address as many questions as possible during the allotted webinar time period. Questions not answered during the live webinar will be answered via email following the live webinar.

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When will I receive my CE Certificate?
Certificates of Completion will be emailed to attendees within two weeks of the conclusion of the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum at the end of August. CE Certificates will provide a summary of all Virtual Tax Forum webinars successfully attended by the individual.

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Can I check on my CE credits before the conclusion of the Forum in August?
No. Your CE information is being compiled electronically and will not be available until after the conclusion of the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in August.

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Will the sessions be available for viewing after the live webinar?
The live webinars are only available on the date/time listed in the schedule. Some of the live webinars will be recorded and added to the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (www.irstaxforumsonline.com).

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Is there a cost to view the sessions after the live webinar?
Some of the live webinars will be recorded and added to the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (www.irstaxforumsonline.com). Those presentations are typically posted in early fall and are available for credit (for a fee) and for audit (for free).

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Can I cancel my registration for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
No. All registrations for the 2020 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another person or another year.

*Please note: this does not apply to attendees who registered and paid for an in-person 2020 Tax Forum. Any attendee who registered and paid for an in-person 2020 Tax Forum  and does not wish to attend the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum can request a refund for their in-person Tax Forum registration fees by emailing refund@irstaxforum.com. The refund request must be made by June 15, 2020. After that date, all registrations will be automatically transferred to the Virtual Tax Forum and no refunds will be granted.

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