March IRS Live Webinar Focuses on Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s next IRS Live webinar, “Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers” is Wednesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

The program will include current information on early program accomplishments, Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) guidelines, plans for upcoming competency testing and continuing education, background checks and electronic filing requirements.

David R. Williams, director, IRS Return Preparer Office, will be the main presenter for the webinar, which will also include a panel of representatives from the tax professional industry. Panelists are: CPA David Lifson from Crowe Horwath LLP, and Bill Parrish, practicing as Bill Parrish – Private Practice Group, LLC. Retired IRS communications manager Mike Quinn will moderate the program.

Viewers can register online anytime before the program and download a calendar reminder. Enrolled agents can receive one CPE credit. Other tax professionals may receive credit if the broadcast meets their organization’s or state’s CPE requirements.

More information about CPE credit is available on

Tax professionals are encouraged to watch the free webinar and submit questions by e-mail to  during the broadcast.

The event will be archived for later viewing on the IRS Video Portal approximately three weeks after the live event.