The Internal Revenue Service announced that it has reached an agreement with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to offer continuing education credits at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums scheduled for this summer.

The agreement marks the first time that the IRS has registered as a continuing education sponsor for CFPs. The agency is already a continuing education sponsor for enrolled agents and certified public accountants.

Twenty-four of the 36 seminars at each tax forum are eligible for the credits. The approved seminars cover a variety of topics, including tax law changes, retirement plans, health care credits and ethics.

The locations and dates of the 2006 tax forums are:

  • Anaheim, Calif. -- June 27-29
  • Chicago -- July 11-13
  • Atlanta -- July 25-27
  • Orlando -- Aug. 1-3
  • Las Vegas -- Aug. 22-24
  • New York -- Aug. 29-31

The three-day seminars are conducted by IRS experts and tax industry leaders from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the National Association of Tax Professionals, the National Society of Accountants and the National Society of Tax Professionals.More information on the forums, including descriptions of seminars and a list of the seminars eligible for continuing education credits for CFPs, is available at .

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