Enrolled Agent Renewals Online

posted Oct 28, 1:10 pm (27 days ago), permalink

Enrolled agent renewals are coming up soon! Some users are telling us that they have not received any reminders for their renewal of enrollment! If your SSN ends in 7, 8, or 9, your enrollment cycle is coming up before the end of 2020! Your application for renewal of enrollment must be submitted between November 1 and January 31 prior to April 1 of the year that your next enrollment cycle begins. The fastest way to get your enrollment card is to go to www.pay.gov and submit Form 8554 online!

 

Directions for renewal: At www.pay.gov click “Find an Agency”

Find an Agency


Search for "Internal Revenue Service"

The Enrolled Agent Renewal Form 8554 will come right up on the page. 

Form 8554 online

 

 


Press the "Continue" button and fill out the Form 8554 online

Online Form 8554 Renewal link

 

 

Don't forget! 

Three New Free Courses in October

posted Oct 9, 8:24 am (47 days ago), permalink

Free CPE Announcement: 
Presented by the IRS Stakeholder Liaison
and Thomas A. Gorczynski, EA, CTC, USTCP
Earn free CPE Credits for EAs, CTECs, CPAs and other enrolled practitioners:


Upcoming  IRS Stakeholder Webinars
Foreign Tax Credit Common Issues – October 22, 2020
Foreign Tax Credit Creditability Around the Globe – October 29, 2020
SIGN UP LINKS and TIMES

Free Webinar, Thomas A. Gorczynski, EA, CTC, USTCP Presenting!
(No CPE, but Tom is excellent!)

Meal and Entertainment Expenses: Final Regulations
Learn Which Entertainment Expenses Remain Deductible
SIGN UP LINKS

INSTRUCTOR THOMAS A. GORCZYNSKI
PassKey Learning Systems does not offer CPE and is not affiliated with the IRS Stakeholder Liaison. PassKey Learning Systems does not endorse or receive any financial benefit whatsoever from the entities for which links are provided or mentioned in this blog post. Please feel free to forward this message to any colleagues or tax practitioners who may benefit from it. 

Free RPO Course, Oct 1 Highly Recommended for Part 3, Representation

posted Sep 22, 11:09 am (64 days ago), permalink

RPO course

Return Preparer Office: What You Should Know

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET), 1:00 p.m. (CT), 12:00 p.m. (MDT), 11:00 a.m. (MST), 11:00 a.m. (PT), 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free 75-minute webinar is open to all Practitioners.

  • This webinar will cover the following:
  • Understand PTIN requirements and when to renew
  • Understand enrolled agent (EA) requirements
  • Understand the Annual Filing Season Program requirements
  • Understand data security responsibilities for tax professionals
  • Plus a live Q & A Closed captioning will be offered in English.
  • Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Tax Professionals earn CE Credits.
  • Category: Federal Tax Update

Registration: Please visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website.

Questions? Email us at: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov.

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison


SIGN up for PASSKEY LEARNING SYSTEM's free CPE mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/gwNQ7b


 

Six Hours of Free CPE Coming up from the IRS Stakeholder in September, 2020!

posted Sep 17, 9:55 am (69 days ago), permalink


Section 199A, Qualified-Business Income Deduction (QBID) - Over-Threshold Taxpayers

DATE: September 17, 2020

Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. (MT), 11 a.m. (PT), 8 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free webinar will cover the following:

  • Summarize the fundamentals of the qualified business income deduction
  • Identify the formulas and limitations required for over-threshold taxpayers to compute the deduction
  • Outline various examples that apply the limitations to real-world scenarios
  • Plus a Q & A session
  • Closed captioning will be offered in English.
  • Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Tax Professionals earn up to 2 CE Credits.

Category: Federal Tax Update

Registration: Please visit the registration website.

Questions: Email: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov 

SIGN UP LINK: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/36672

 


FATCA Responsible Officer Certifications of Compliance

DATE: September 22, 2020

Time: 10 a.m. (ET), 9 a.m. (CT), 8 a.m. (MT), 7 a.m. (PT)

This free webinar will cover the following:

  • Understand the Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (“FATCA”) Responsible Officer (“RO”) certification requirements
  • Differentiate between a Certification of Preexisting Accounts (“COPA”) and a Periodic Certification
  • Determine the timelines/due dates of the Periodic Certification and the COPA required under the Foreign Financial Institution (“FFI”) Agreement, Intergovernmental Agreements (“IGAs”) and the Treasury Regulations
  • Establish the entities that are required to submit the respective certifications
  • Navigate and describe the Certification Process
  • Understand the implications of a failure to certify or qualified result
  • Identify special/unique cases and exceptions in the certification requirements and processes
  • Locate resources that will assist in navigating and responding to questions that arise related to certifications
  • Plus a live Q & A Closed captioning will be offered in English.
  • Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Tax Professionals earn up to 2 CE Credits.

Category: Federal Tax Update

Registration: Please visit the registration website.

Questions: Email: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison 

 


Return Preparer Office: What You Should Know

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET), 1:00 p.m. (CT), 12:00 p.m. (MDT), 11:00 a.m. (MST), 11:00 a.m. (PT), 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free 75-minute webinar is open to all Practitioners.

  • This webinar will cover the following:
  • Understand PTIN requirements and when to renew
  • Understand enrolled agent (EA) requirements
  • Understand the Annual Filing Season Program requirements
  • Understand data security responsibilities for tax professionals
  • Plus a live Q & A Closed captioning will be offered in English.
  • Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Tax Professionals earn up to 2 CE Credits.
  • Category: Federal Tax Update

Registration: Please visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website.

Questions? Email us at: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov.

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison


SIGN up for PASSKEY LEARNING SYSTEM's free CPE mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/gwNQ7b


 

Two Free IRS CPE Courses in September 2020 (3 CPE Credits Offered)

posted Sep 4, 7:28 am (82 days ago), permalink

two IRS cpe coures offered


Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)

Date: September 10, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET), 12:00 p.m. (CT), 11:00 a.m. (MDT), 10:00 a.m. (MST), 10:00 a.m. (PT), 7:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free 75-minute webinar is open to all and will cover the following:

  • List the general withholding requirements under FIRPTA
  • Identify the basic transactions subject to FIRPTA
  • Define U.S. real property interest
  • Identify the FIRPTA withholding forms
  • Plus Live Q & A

Certificate of Completion is being offered to all participants who qualify.

Tax Professionals earn up to 1 CE Credit.

Category: Federal Tax

Registration: Please visit the Internal Revenue Service Registration website.

Questions? Email us at: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov. Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison


 

Section 199A, Qualified-Business Income Deduction (QBID) - Over-Threshold Taxpayers

Date: September 17, 2020

Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. (MT), 11 a.m. (PT), 8 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free webinar will cover the following:

  • Summarize the fundamentals of the qualified business income deduction
  • Identify the formulas and limitations required for over-threshold taxpayers to compute the deduction
  • Outline various examples that apply the limitations to real-world scenarios
  • Plus a Q & A session

Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Tax Professionals earn up to 2 CE Credits.

Category: Federal Tax Update

Registration: Please visit the registration website.

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison

 


 

TWO Upcoming IRS CPE Courses

posted Aug 25, 9:55 am (92 days ago), permalink

Two IRS CPE Courses


The IRS is offering two IRS CPE courses. 

  1. August 27, 2020: Understanding Power of Attorney Form 2848
  2. September 3, 2020: Opportunity Zones 

Understanding Third-Party Authorizations - Power of Attorney Form 2848

Date: August 27, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET), 1:00 p.m. (CT), 12:00 p.m. (MDT), 11:00 a.m. (MST), 11:00 a.m. (PT), 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free 75-minute webinar is open to all and will cover the following:

  • Common mistakes on Form 2848 and how to avoid them
  • Withdrawing or revoking a POA
  • How to get a list of all the clients under your CAF number
  • The "checkbox authority"
  • Deceased taxpayers and Form 56
  • IRS resources for Power of Attorney issues
  • Plus a live Q & A

Certificate of Completion is being offered to all participants who qualify. Tax Professionals earn up to 1 CE Credit. Category: Federal Tax Closed Captioning will be offered In English.

Registration: Please visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website.

Questions? Email us at: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Update: Opportunity Zones

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 1:00 p.m. Central, 12:00 p.m. Mountain (MDT), 11:00 a.m. Mountain (MST), 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 8:00 a.m. Hawaii

This free webinar will cover the following:

  • Provide an Overview of Opportunity Zones
  • Discuss the Tax Benefits for Investors
  • Explain the Investor Reporting of Elections
  • Explain the Investor Annual Reporting Discuss Disaster Relief Impacting Opportunity Zones
  • Plus, a live Q & A Closed captioning will be offered in English.

Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Tax Professionals earn up to 1 CE Credit. Category: Federal Tax Law Update

Registration: Visit the registration website

Questions: Email: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison


 

Understanding Form 2290: Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

posted Jul 22, 7:54 pm (125 days ago), permalink

Free IRS CPE Course, Thursday, July 23, 2020, Understanding Form 2290: Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax. 1 Hour of CE credit will be offered. https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/35329

IRS CE Course, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

Extension of the Two-Year Carryover Period for SEE Candidates due to the COVID Pandemic

posted Jul 14, 8:27 am (134 days ago), permalink

The IRS officially announces that EA candidates now have up to THREE years to carry over their passing scores (due to the COVID pandemic).

Generally, candidates who pass a part of the examination can carry over a passing score up to two years from the date they passed that part of the examination. To provide candidates flexibility in testing because of the 2020 global pandemic, the two-year period is extended to three years. This applies to any examination parts that had not expired as of February 29, 2020 and any examination parts passed on June 1, 2020 and later.

For example, assume a candidate passed Part 1 on November 15, 2019. Subsequently, the candidate passed Part 2 on February 15, 2020. That candidate has until November 15, 2022 to pass the remaining part. Otherwise, the candidate loses credit for Part 1. The candidate has until February 15, 2023 to pass all other parts of the examination or will lose credit for Part 2.

See the official IRS announcement here: https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/enrolled-agent-news

Prometric SEE Testing Begins June 1, 2020

posted May 29, 10:45 am (180 days ago), permalink

As of June 1, all programs in the U.S. and Canada are able to resume Prometric SEE testing, where permitted by regional regulations. Please note that some sites are only available for essential programs, as designated by our essential client list. Please refer to the “Program Availability” column to determine which sites are available to your program. 

Also note the indication below on which sites globally are operating at full occupancy, and which ones continue to operate at limited occupancy, based on local, state and federal guidelines. 

For more info on available testing sites, please click here.

FREE Circular 230 Ethics Course from the IRS Stakeholder: 2 CE hours

posted May 23, 10:11 am (186 days ago), permalink

OPR: Circular 230 and Practicing Before the IRS

Sponsored By: IRS Stakeholder Liaison

Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET), 1:00 p.m. (CT), 12:00 p.m. (MDT), 11:00 a.m. (MST), 11:00 a.m. (PT), 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free 120-minute webinar is open to Tax Professionals and will cover:

  • What it means to "practice before the IRS" and the regulations governing such practice (Circular 230)
  • Your due diligence obligations under Circular 230 and other key Circular 230 provisions.
  • Best practices for all tax professionals with respect to clients and the tax administration system.
  • The Office of Professional Responsibility's disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • Plus a live Q & A

Certificate of Completion are being offered to all participants who qualify. Tax Professionals earn up to 2 CE credits. Category – Ethics.

Closed captioning will be offered in English.

Registration page: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/34673

Questions? Email: cl.sl.web.conference.team@irs.gov

 



Tax Obligations of U.S. Individuals Living and Working Abroad

Date: May 28, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET), 1:00 p.m. (CT), 12:00 p.m. (MDT), 11:00 a.m. (MST), 11:00 a.m. (PT), 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

This free 120-minute webinar is open to all. Topics covered will:

  • Specify the U.S. income tax obligations of U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad.
  • List the requirements for claiming the foreign earned income exclusion.
  • Summarize the U.S. employment tax obligations of U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad
  • Plus a live Q & A

Certificate of Completion are being offered to all participants who qualify. Tax Professionals earn up to 2 CE credits. Category - Federal Tax.

Closed captioning will be offered in English.

Registration: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/34796


To Join the Free PassKey CPE Mailing List, go here and scroll down to the bottom of the page: https://www.passkeyonline.com/

 

 

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