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The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in San Diego is sold-out. We will not accept onsite registrations or payments. NO exceptions will be made.

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig
will deliver the Keynote Address at all five
2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

Mr. Rettig will share his insights into both the challenges and the opportunities facing the tax system and give attendees an inside look at what’s ahead.
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.


Attend the 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums for live seminars from the IRS and its association partners.

2019 Dates

City Dates Early Bird*
Rate: $235
Rate: $255
Late Registration
Rate: $370
National Harbor, MD
(Washington DC Area)
July 9-11 6/15/19
5:00pm EST
6/16/19 to 6/25/19 5:00pm EST After 6/25/19 5:00pm EST
Chicago, IL July 23-25 6/15/19
5:00pm EST
6/16/19 to 7/9/19 5:00pm EST After 7/9/19 5:00pm EST
New Orleans, LA August 6-8 6/15/19
5:00pm EST
6/16/19 to 7/23/19 5:00pm EST After 7/23/19 5:00pm EST
Orlando, FL August 13-15 6/15/19
5:00pm EST

6/16/19 to 7/30/19 8/6/19 5:00pm EST


After 8/6/19 5:00pm EST
San Diego, CA September 17-19 6/15/19
5:00pm EST
6/16/19 to 9/3/19 5:00pm EST After 9/3/19 5:00pm EST

Registration Fee Structure

The Early Bird rate ($235) is available until June 15, 2019 for all Forums. The Standard rate ($255) is available until two weeks before each Forum. Less than two weeks before each Forum, the Late Registration rate ($370) will be charged. Partner Association Members get $10 off the Early Bird Rate ONLY.

Education and Training

Conference Materials - Advance electronic copies of the seminar materials will be available online only starting the week of June 24th 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.)

Seminars - 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 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.

Disclaimer: Please note that the IRS does not endorse any company or product. All events as well as any published advertisements are solely arranged between the show management and the individual organization and should not be construed as an endorsement from the IRS.

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.

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 7:00 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.

Special Events! - Join us for special events at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums in the following cities:

National Harbor – New Orleans – San Diego
Overcoming Language & Cultural Barriers in the Tax Preparation Industry: The Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA) presents a panel on Overcoming Language & Cultural Barriers in the Tax Preparation Industry. This panel will discuss the many considerations for tax professionals who work with limited English proficiency taxpayers. (This session will not qualify for CE credit.)

Chicago – Orlando
Enhancing the Tax Pro Experience 2.0: We Want to Hear from You! Discussion Group Opportunity: Let’s talk! Are you connected with the IRS to receive the latest messages in both English & Spanish? Do you know how to access, use and share the latest IRS information, and bilingual resources and tools? If so, lets discuss what’s working for you and your clients and how we can improve IRS services and resources for limited English proficiency taxpayers. This topic will be presented in Spanish. (This session will not qualify for CE credit.)

Grab some lunch and join us on Thursdays at 12:15 pm at each forum location. Please check your onsite Forum Guide for the location of the event.

The IRS Information Booth

Check the IRS Information Booth periodically for the latest information concerning any program changes. Lost & Found is also located at the IRS Information Booth.

Focus Group

Attend a focus group.

IRS Programs and Services Booth - Visit the Internal Revenue Services booth in the exhibit hall to share your perspective and to learn more about how the IRS is working to strengthen cybersecurity, improve services and build partnerships with the tax professional community.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits - Attendance at IRS Nationwide Tax Forum seminars qualifies for continuing education (CE) credits for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, Annual Filing Season Program participants, California Tax Education Council (CTEC) participants and Certified Financial Planners (CFP) (for CFP see details below). 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. The seminar schedule allows for a maximum of 19 credits that can be earned at each forum location.

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.

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

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).