Summer is not far off and if you haven’t made any plans yet the Internal Revenue Service has recently announced its schedule for its popular and informative “Nationwide Tax Forums,” held in five major cities across the United States.

The IRS said tax professionals may be ale to earn up to 19 continuing education credits at the various Forums this summer, it said in a news release. Each of the offered Forums consist of 43 seminars and workshops presented by a number of experts from the IRS and association partners on such topics as cybersecurity, changes to the tax law, ethics and various other topics.

2019 registration fees, dates and locations

Tax professionals who pre-register by June 15, 2019, can qualify for an early bird rate of $235 per person. The standard rate, starting June 16, is $255. Attendees who register less than two weeks before a Forum or register on-site pay $370.

See the chart below for Forum dates, as well as locations:

Location Forum Dates Standard Registration Deadline
National Harbor, Md (near Washington, DC) July 9 – 11 June 25
Chicago July 23 – 25 July 9
New Orleans Aug. 6 – 8 July 23
Orlando, Fla.  Aug. 13 – 15 July 30
San Diego Sept. 17 – 19 Sept. 3


Discounts for national association members

The IRS reports members of the associations listed below can qualify for a discount of $10 off the early bird rate, but only if they register by June 15, 2019. Participating association members should contact their association directly for more information about the forum they want to attend:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • National Society of Accountants (NSA)
  • National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP)

Case resolution program

The Nationwide Tax Forums offer tax professionals with unresolved client cases the opportunity to meet face-to-face with IRS representatives in the IRS Case Resolution Program. In 2018 case resolution staff worked on 872 cases with a resolution rate of 99 percent, according to the IRS news release. A Forum attendee must bring a valid power of attorney for any case he or she wishes to resolve. Tax businesses are permitted one client case per Forum, the IRS said.

Exhibit hall

The Forums also feature a two-day expo with tax and financial businesses offering various products,  select services and expertise designed with the tax professional in mind. The exhibit hall includes an IRS booth where all attendees can learn about various programs and interact directly with IRS staff, the news release stated.

Registration information to attend 

The IRS reports this is its 29th year that it has hosted and planned the Nationwide Tax Forums. For more information and to register online you may visit

View presentations from past forums

Source: IRS