Target Audience: CPAs, EAs, Annual Filing Season Program Participants
Field of Study: Taxation (NASBA); Federal Tax/Tax Related Matters (IRS)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: THE IRS ACCEPTS THIS SEMINAR FOR ONE (1) CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT FOR ENROLLED AGENTS (EA) AND ANNUAL FILING SEASON PROGRAM (AFSP) PARTICIPANTS. Others, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR RESPECTIVE STATE LICENSING AGENCY REGARDING ACCEPTABILITY OF THIS CREDIT.
Note: the credit received from this seminar qualifies as continuing education that is required to obtain the voluntary AFSP – record of completion. however, this website does not offer the AFSP annual federal tax refresher (AFTR) course.
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DISCLAIMER: THIS SEMINAR WAS FILMED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ON JULY 25, 2019, AND THE INFORMATION WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF RECORDING.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration presented this seminar at the 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum.
This course will explore the critical role that tax professionals play in helping to ensure the highest level of ethics and integrity in federal tax administration. Participants will learn how the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) works with tax professionals to address allegations of preparer and IRS employee misconduct. The course will raise awareness of the increasing number of cyber threats targeting tax preparers and their IRS e-Services accounts and the threats posed by IRS impersonation schemes such as the IRS Impersonation Phone Fraud Scam. TIGTA special agents will provide suggestions for how tax professionals can help educate their clients.
By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
• Define TIGTA’s role in protecting the integrity of tax administration
• Differentiate between TIGTA’s jurisdiction and that of the IRS
• Discuss the various cases in which tax preparers have been investigated for ethics violations or misconduct
• Identify IRS impersonation scams
• List illicit Cyber activity affecting Tax Professionals
No prerequisites or advanced preparation are required for this seminar.