[OSSSA218] Fwd: IRS National Phone Forum "Return Preparer Penalties Under IRC 6694" Jan 21 and Jan 28 2009

Karen PARK Karen.Park at state.or.us
Thu Jan 15 15:18:42 PST 2009


Karen Park
State Social Security Coordinator
Oregon PERS
503 603-7633
karen.park at state.or.us


Please note my office hours are Monday thru Thursday 6 am to 4:30 pm

>>> On 1/15/2009 at 8:41 AM, in message <252711D1622F7545835A431B524D020E0175FF96 at KAN0010CP3MB01.ds.irsnet.gov>, "*SBSE National Phone Forum" <NationalPhoneForum at irs.gov> wrote:

Our next National Phone Forum, Return Preparer Penalties Under IRC 6694 is scheduled for January 21, 2009 and January 28, 2009 and we hope you’ll be able to join us. Details and registration instructions are below.
This topic is particularly important because of the many issues raised by tax professionals and IRS’s actions to address them.
We choose the topics for our phone forums based on input from stakeholders like you. We use your feedback, comments and complaints to identify issues that are important to our audience and use the phone forums as one avenue to address them. 
During the phone forums, you’re more than an observer – you’re a participant. A question and answer session follows each presentation. If your questions aren’t answered on the spot – sometimes we need to do some research – we follow up with a consolidated Q&A by e-mail. 
And it doesn't end there.  We use the Q&A for training purposes, to help our field staff respond when they encounter situations similar to yours. We also use them to determine whether we need to enhance the content on our Web site, IRS.gov, or clarify something in our tax forms and publications.
Your participation matters. We sincerely hope you will join us!
IRS Stakeholder Liaison presents:
National Phone Forum
Return Preparer Penalties Under IRC 6694
Dates: Jan. 21, 2009 OR Jan. 28, 2009
Cost: FREE
Location: The convenience of your home or office

This IRS phone forum is for
•          Tax professionals
•          Attorneys
Learn about:
§   The effective date for returns and refund claims under the SBWOTA of 2007
§   The extended scope of return preparer penalties
§   How the IRS is deterring noncompliance through penalties
§   Why the standards under Section 6694 were elevated 
§   How penalties are a fairness issue for all tax professionals
Earn Continuing Professional Education credit
•          Enrolled agents receive one CPE credit for a minimum 50-minute participation
      from the start of the forum.
•          Other tax professionals may receive credit if the phone forum meets your organization’s or state’s CPE requirements.
•          To receive credit, register individually and use your PIN.
•          Call in using your individual phone line so your attendance can be verified
•          Look for your Certificate of Completion by e-mail approximately one week after the forum. If you have met all requirements, you will receive your certificate automatically; there’s no need to follow up. 
•          If you and others in your office do not require a CPE certificate, please have only one person register on the group’s behalf and use your speaker phone to dial in.  This will maximize the number of lines available for other participants and help reduce costs.
Sign up now for the event of your choice

Select the date and time that works best for you
Note: Time zones shown are Standard Time. 
January 21, 2009
1044168 a.m.7 a.m.6 a.m.5 a.m.
26580211 a.m.10 a.m.9 a.m.8 a.m.
2390392 p.m.1 p.m.Noon11 a.m.

January 28, 2009
4887278 a.m.7 a.m.6 a.m.5 a.m.
21777911 a.m.10 a.m.9 a.m.8 a.m.
7194602 p.m.1 p.m.Noon11 a.m.

•          Register at www.attevent.com. Reservations are limited, so register early.
•          You will receive a Personal Identification Number to join the conference.
•          If you have never registered with AT&T for a prior phone forum, you will first need to click on create a profile.
•          If you require special accommodations (for example, Braille, large print or interpreter services) please contact Brian Finn at nationalphoneforum at irs.gov.   
•          We will e-mail presentation materials the day before the forum.  If you do not receive this e-mail by noon the day before the event, please e-mail us at nationalphoneforum at irs.gov to request the materials.
Dial in on your selected date
Toll free:   1-866-216-6835
Toll:           1-913-227-1220
Dial in at least 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled time. Those who are first to arrive will be assured participation; when all lines are busy, you will be unable to join the session. 
Enter your access code, then the pound (#) sign. 
Enter your PIN, then the pound (#) sign. 
Your line will be placed on hold until the conference begins. 
A question and answer period will follow the presentation. However, due to the public nature of the call, we will not be able to address specific client issues. 
Questions? E-mail nationalphoneforum at irs.gov
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