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Tax Ethics and Best Practices

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

Course Description

In this online Ethics CPE webinar, we will discuss sources and standards of tax ethics and best practices to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. In reviewing the requirements of Circular 230, the AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, we will touch on common practice issues including what standards must be met to take a position on a tax return, when you can omit an answer to a question on a tax return when you must verify information provided by a taxpayer or third party, the use of estimates, correcting errors and omissions on returns, responsibilities when faced with a conflict of interest, and the form and content of advice provided to taxpayers. We will also discuss the necessity of establishing data security plans, requirements for providing tax return documents to third parties, and requirements related to the retention of client records and other documents.

This online Ethics CE webinar covers the following key topics:

1. Introduction and discussion of general ethics principles

2. Sources of Rules and Standards Related to Tax Ethics including discussion of the following sections:

  • §10.21 Knowledge of client’s omission
  • §10.22 Diligence as to accuracy
  • §10.27 Fees
  • §10.28 Return of client’s records
  • §10.29 Conflicting interests
  • §10.30 Solicitation
  • §10.33 Best Practices for Tax Advisors
  • §10.34 Standards with respect to tax returns and documents, affidavits, and other papers
  • §10.35 Competence
  • §10.36 Procedures to ensure compliance
  • §10.37 Requirements for written advice

3. Other Rules of Conduct applicable to tax professionals

  • Statements on Standards for Tax Services (SSTSs)
  • Review SSTS #1 through # 7 with key ethical issues highlighted
  • Briefly discuss the AICPA project to review and update SSTSs

4. To discuss the six principles and key sections applicable to tax practice and state Board Rules and Regulations. 

  • Responsibilities
  • Serve the public interest
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity and Independence
  • Due care
  • Scope and nature of services

5. Risk Mitigation

  • The importance of engagement letters
  • Client acceptance and monitoring
  • Data security and privacy

6. Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize the major sources of malpractice claims in a tax practice
  • To identify the primary benefits of client engagement letters
  • To construct engagement letters using best practices to limit malpractice risk
  • To develop best practices surrounding client acceptance and monitoring
  • To recognize the key components of data security and privacy plans for your firm

Recommended For

  • This tax ethics CE approved by IRS is recommended for CPAs, EAs, AFSPs, and other Tax practitioners desiring to fulfill their regulatory ethics requirements.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CE Credit of Federal ethics for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-E-00368-20-O)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Ethics (Regulatory) for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CE Credit for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal ethics for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0369)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal ethics for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-E-00368-20-O)
  • 2 CE Credit of Federal ethics for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-E-00368-20-O)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

Additional details

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About Presenter

Roby B. Sawyers

Professor, NC StateUniversity

ROBY SAWYERS, Ph.D., CPA, is a Professor in the Department of Accounting at NC State University.  He is an author of Federal Tax Research (Cengage Learning) as well as chapters on international tax, state and local tax, tax research and tax practice and procedure in Corporate, Partnership, Estate and Gift Taxation (Van-Griner) and writes frequently for leading academic, policy and professional tax journals.  

Dr. Sawyers is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) currently serving on the Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee. He previously chaired the AICPA’s Tax Legislation and Policy Committee as well as the Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Committee. He has also served on the AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee and Precertification Education Executive Committee. 

About Company

NC StateUniversity

With more than 34,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. NC State students, faculty and staff are focused. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world.


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Ratings and Review


42 Ratings



Very Good









Jason Mcdowell, CPA (US)

Feb 23rd, 2021

The webinar was very informative and the instructor provided relevant examples to reinforce the topics.


Gilbert De Los Santos, EA

Apr 22nd, 2021

presenter was engaged, slides, handouts and personal anecdotes from presenter were most useful.


Jeffray A Moore, Tax Professional

Mar 4th, 2022

This class was very well-paced and the instructor was clear and concise in his presentation.


Stephen Headley, EA

Jan 5th, 2022

Webinar was fine, but instructor went 10 min over alloted time.

Ruth Ortiz
Ruth Ortiz, RTRP

Dec 6th, 2021

Loved the presentation

Tax Ethics and Best Practices


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