WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing professional education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
The 14 self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Self-study seminars provide information to students using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.
The 2014 online forum seminars cover many topics of interest to tax professionals including:
- Highlights of 2014 income tax law changes,
- Overview of the premium tax credit and the individual shared responsibility provision,
- Updates to and overview of Treasury Circular No. 230, and
- Improvements to the process for securing an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
The online forums are registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a qualified sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE). For a fee, Enrolled Agents and CPAs taking NTFO seminars can earn CPE credits. To earn CPE credits, users must create an account, answer review questions throughout the seminar, and pass short tests at the end of the seminars.
The online forum seminars can also be audited for free. Users 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.