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Circular 230 and Practicing Before the IRS

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • MRTP
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

The Office of Professional Responsibility supports effective tax administration by ensuring all tax practitioners, tax preparers, and other third parties in the tax system adhere to professional standards and follow the law.

This CE/CPE webinar will explain the expectations and responsibilities of those who practice before the IRS. Best practices for due diligence, return standards and data security will be covered.

What is Circular 230?

Circular 230 is the document that contains – it has a statute on the front cover and then the rest of it is those regulations detailing a tax professional's duties and obligations while practicing before the IRS. And it has several sections. It has sections regarding who can practice before the IRS.

It has regulations that identify various kinds of ethical behavior and professional responsibilities the IRS believes are appropriate to monitor and oversee for individuals who practice before the IRS. Those duties and obligations that practitioners are expected to meet. The rules regarding sanction individuals for violating Circular 230 and the specific sanctions. And then, last, a section describing the disciplinary process to ensure that if someone is in before OPR and is being disciplined they have those due process protections that they're entitled to.

Attendees in this CE/CPE tax course will also get tips to avoid common violations of Circular 230.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify your role as a practitioner.
  • To identify your obligations to your clients as a practitioner.
  • To recognize common violations of Circular 230, including personal tax compliance. 
  • To inspect how to avoid common violations of Circular 230.
  • To analyze the best practices to ensure due diligence, return standards, and data security

Recommended For

  • This IRS Approved CE webinar will be insightful for CPAs, EAs, AFSPs, CRTPs, MRTPs, ORTPs, CITPs, CFEs, CIAs, MAFFs, and other Tax Professionals who want to understand the expectations and responsibilities of those who practice before the IRS.
  • This CPE tax course is also recommended for tax professionals who want tips to avoid common violations of Circular 230.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0877)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00940-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00940-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00940-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor ID# : 6273) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Presenter

About Presenter

Michael Smith

Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Internal Revenue Service

Michael Smith is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison with the Internal Revenue Service. As a Sr. Stakeholder Liaison, he works with all taxpayer communities, including major employers, community associations and tax practitioner organizations to help all taxpayers comply with the tax laws.

 

Michael became a Senior Stakeholder Liaison in the Communications and Liaison division of the IRS in 2021. Prior to 2021, he held a variety of positions in the Small Business/Self-Employed division of IRS as a Revenue Officer and Collections Manager. He specializes in the areas of employment tax, tax controversy, alternative resolutions and collection actions (lien/levy/seizure).

 

Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009. Michael has gained a thorough understanding of IRS policies, procedures, and work processes throughout his 12-year career with IRS.

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Ratings and Review

4.6

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June Slagel, EA

Mar 29th, 2022

Using Zoom was a learning experience with the viewing choices. I had to log in twice when I tried to change the screen, but overall, it worked well. I thought the slides were concise and thorough. I appreciated the examples. Thank you.

DF

Dana Fairchild, EA

Mar 31st, 2022

I always enjoy hearing directly from the IRS. I would like to see more webinars like this on various topics affecting tax practitioners.

JS

Joanne Sawyer, Accountant

Mar 30th, 2022

The courses and instructors are very important, the classes are so convenient and the instructors are easy to understand and follow.

MP

Marie Poh, Accountant, AFSP

Mar 29th, 2022

the instructor the way he presented the material made it very interesting. I wish it was 2 hours most ethics requirement is 2 hrs.

TGG

Tatyana G Gebert, EA

Apr 12th, 2022

Very helpful to brush up the basics for those who are already Circular 230 and invaluable for those who are becoming ones!

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