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What is the cost to register for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?

Early Bird Rate
$240/person
Standard Rate
$289/person
Until 6/15/2021
5:00PM Eastern Time
After 6/15/2021
5:00PM Eastern Time

* 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 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. The 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will consist of a 5-week program of live webinars, beginning on July 20, 2021. Webinars will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the 5-week duration.

Your registration fee gets you access to as many of the 2021 live webinars as you wish. Please note that in order to be able to view a live webinar, an attendee must be registered for the Virtual Tax Forum at least three business days before that webinar is offered (e.g. to have access to a webinar offered on Tuesday, August 17, you must complete your registration – including payment – by Thursday, August 12).

New for 2021: Included with your 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum registration is one free 2021 Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) credit. NTFO courses are on-demand versions of several of the of the Virtual Tax Forum webinars. These webinars provide attendees an opportunity to receive a credit that they may have missed during the 2021 Virtual Tax Forum. Approximately 15-18 of the 2021 Virtual Tax Forum webinars will be posted to NTFO in October for on-demand viewing. A discount code good for one 2021 NTFO credit free of charge will be provided to the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. Note that all rules of NTFO courses still apply for receiving credit (attendees must pass an exam, etc.). The schedule of the new 15-18 courses that will be available on NTFO will be announced later. For more information on NTFO, click here.

In addition, the registration fee includes access to the Virtual Expo. At the Virtual Expo, attendees can visit with industry-leading companies to explore new products, view sponsor webinars, get the latest updates from various IRS program offices, and network with other attendees. In addition, the Virtual Expo is home to the Speaker's Corner, where attendees can engage in moderated text Q&A with presenters after their presentations.

Your registration for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum also allows you to share your experiences and discuss innovative ideas directly with the IRS through a series of focus groups. These focus groups will range in topics and will be conducted virtually. Topics and schedule of focus groups will be announced later this spring, and advanced registration is required. Keep an eye on www.irstaxforum.com for updates.

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What is the maximum number of CE credits I can earn at the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
The maximum number of credits an attendee can earn at the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum is 28. While there are 30 total webinars offered, two of the webinars (#29 and #30) will be presented entirely in Spanish, and the information presented will be the same information presented in webinars #26 and #22. In cases where the same subject matter is presented in English and Spanish, the webinar will only qualify for one CE credit even if you participate in both the English and Spanish versions. Therefore, the maximum number of credits earned (assuming you attend all sessions and fulfill the requirements to each credit for each) is 28.

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How can I register for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
By internet: Click Here The system will walk you through the process.

By fax: Please fax registration form 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, 2021 to receive the Early Bird registration rate. Any mailed registration postmarked after June 15, 2021 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?
No. Like the in-person Tax Forum, the registration fee includes access to all available seminars at one low price. All that is required is for you to register (and pay the registration fee) for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. After you have registered (and paid) for your registration, you may attend as many of the live webinars as you wish. As a reminder, all webinars will be presented live at the date/time indicated on the schedule, so you do need to register (and pay) at least 3 business days before the first webinar you wish to attend.

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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 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. Anyone who wishes to register via mailed registration or pay via check is encouraged to register early to ensure access to all webinars.

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When will the webinar schedule and topics be announced?
The full webinar schedule and webinar descriptions are now available! The 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will consist of a 5-week program of live webinars, beginning on July 20, 2021. Webinars will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the 5-week duration. The exact start dates, times, and topics will be announced via email and on www.irstaxforum.com. Please continue to check back for updates.

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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 the link above, 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 each attendee on the account MUST REGISTER WITH A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS.

IMPORTANT: To log into the webinars, each registered attendee will use the email address used to register them. This email address is UNIQUE to each attendee and MUST NOT be shared with or used by other individuals. The webinar login information for each attendee will be used to log into all of the webinars that attendee wishes to attend. Sharing your webinar login information 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.

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, 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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When will I receive my login information for the webinars?
Attendees will log into the webinars using the email address that they used to register. As a reminder, each attendee is required to register with a unique email address, even if they are part of a group registration.

As the webinars approach, links to each of the webinars will be posted to the Tax Forum website (www.irstaxforum.com). Additionally, at the beginning of each week of the Tax Forum (starting in July), you will receive a reminder email that contains the webinar links for that week as well as your login information for the webinar. The webinar login information is unique for each attendee and should NOT be shared with others. Each attendee's webinar login information 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.

***If you are part of a group registration, the webinar login may 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 login information is the email address associated with your registration, and will be the same for every webinar in the 2021 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 each week.

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How will I view my webinars?
To view a live webinar, simply click the webinar link in the weekly reminder email (links will also be located on www.irstaxforum.com), enter your login credentials (the email address associated with your registration), 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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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. After each webinar, presenters will also answer questions in the Speaker's Corner. The Speaker's Corner, located within the Virtual Expo, provides the opportunity for attendees to engage in a moderated text chat with presenters, and will be available for approximately 30 minutes after each 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?
Your registration fee for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum includes access to all of the live webinars. 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 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. CE Certificates will provide a summary of all classes successfully attended by the individual.

In cases where the same subject matter is presented both in English and in Spanish, the webinar will only qualify for one CE credit, even if you participate in both the English and Spanish versions. Specifically, for the 2021 Virtual Tax Forum, webinars #29 and #30 are the Spanish-speaking versions of webinars #26 and #22 respectively. Therefore if you were to attend both webinars #29 and #26, you would only get one CE credit; similarly if you were to attend both webinars #30 and #22, you would also only get one CE credit.

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How are my CE credits tracked?
Using each attendee's unique webinar login credential, attendance is tracked using webinar log in and log out times as well as responses to poll 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. After each webinar, presenters will also answer questions in the Speaker's Corner. The Speaker's Corner, located within the Virtual Expo, provides the opportunity for attendees to engage in a moderated text chat with presenters, and will be available for approximately 30 minutes after each webinar.

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When will I receive my CE Certificate?
Certificates of Completion will be emailed to attendees no later than Monday, September 14. 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?
No. Your CE information is being compiled electronically and will not be available until after the conclusion of the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum.

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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). Webinars at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online are NOT included in your registration for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. Webinars offered through NTFO can either be taken for audit (for free) or for credit (for a fee). These NTFO presentations are typically posted in early fall.

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Can I cancel my registration for the Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum?
No. All registrations for the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another person or another year.

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