WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. The forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues; in 2016, they were held in five cities across the nation.

More than a dozen self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Self-study seminars provide information to participants through interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.

The 2016 online forum seminars cover many topics of interest to tax professionals including:

  • Is Your Case Ready for Appeals? (Examination Edition)
  • Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals
  • Emerging Issues in Tax Practice Due Diligence
  • ACA Employer and Coverage Provider Information Reporting Requirements

The online seminars are registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a qualified sponsor of continuing education. For a fee, CPAs, Enrolled Agents and Annual Filing Season Program participants taking NTFO seminars can earn continuing education credits. To earn credit, users must create an account, answer review questions throughout the seminar and pass short tests at the end of the seminars.

The seminars can also be audited for free. Individuals who choose to audit seminars will not have access to the review questions or final examination and will not receive credit for the seminar.

In addition to the recently added seminars, NTFO also offers many seminars from prior-year IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. For more information, please visit www.irstaxforumsonline.com.

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Upcoming Tax Dates

June 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your employer Details

June 15 — Individuals
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. If you want additional time to file your return, file Form 4868 to obtain 4 additional months to file Details

June 15 — Individuals
Make a payment of your 2018 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment Details

June 15 — Corporations
Deposit the second installment of estimated income tax for 2018 Details

June 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in May

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