The government shutdown has delayed the annual revision of the Special Enrollment Examination. The examination administered starting on May 1, 2019 has not yet been updated and reflects tax law for the calendar year 2017. A revised examination will be released on July 1, 2019 and will be based on tax law for the calendar year 2018.
SEE Revised Test Beginning July 1
To ensure that the SEE accurately incorporates the changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and continues to reflect the skills and knowledge necessary to be an enrolled agent, the IRS commissioned a review and update of the SEE test specifications. Enrolled agents from the private sector and subject matter experts from the IRS participated in updating the test content. As a result, there were changes to the test specifications affecting test content topics for the SEE to be administered beginning July 1, 2019.
For examinations delivered through June 30, 2019:
For examinations beginning July 1, 2019:
The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are taking place across the country. The forums feature the latest tax law information, workshops, continuing education credits and exhibits of the newest products and services. There is still time take advantage of this great opportunity.
For more information or to register, visit the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum website at www.irstaxforum.com.
Be sure to check out the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums YouTube video.
The 2012 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum seminars are now available as online webinars. The actual live seminars were filmed by the NTFO (IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online) and put online. These are terrific resources for tax professionals.
The 2012 NTFO seminars cover many topics of interest to tax professionals including:
- tax law updates,
- registered tax return preparer regulations,
- Treasury Circular No. 230 overview,
- American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit specifics,
- new information on payment card and basis reporting requirements, and
- EITC due diligence for preparers.
The webinars can be audited for free, or for a fee, Registered Tax Return Preparers, RTRP candidates, Enrolled Agents and CPAs can earn CPE credit. NTFO is registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a qualified sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE).
Tax professionals interested in these seminars should visit www.irstaxforumsonline.com.