Most months, we will premiere at least one new continuing education webinar. Each webinar will be 50 minutes in length (1 CPE hour), and you need to be online for the entire thing to receive credit for any of it.
You will need to register for each webinar individually, for attendance tracking purposes. In order to receive credit for attending, and receive your Certificate of Completion, you will need to:
- Register for the specific webinar session ahead of time.
- Attend for the entire 50 minutes.
- Respond to all three polling questions presented during the webinar.
- If you complete all three items above, your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within one week of the webinar and your attendance will also be reported to the IRS if you provided a valid PTIN at the time of registration.
- If you fail to meet any of the attendance verification requirements, you will NOT be issued a Certificate of Completion. This is an IRS and NASBA rule, not ours. If you experience technical difficulties that prevent you from answering polling questions or staying logged in for the 50 minutes, we cannot issue you credit.
Each webinar will have a maximum capacity of 500 attendees, so you’ll want to RSVP as early as possible for each webinar.
The majority of webinars will be absolutely free, as the name implies, but we will occasionally charge a nominal fee for some webinars in order to defray the costs of providing this service.
CPE Recognition Info for Enrolled Agents & Unenrolled Preparers
We are an IRS approved continuing education provider, number 4Y1UP.
All webinars on federal tax law topics will carry an IRS program number and are eligible for CE for Enrolled Agents and AFSP participants. We may occasionally present webinars on other topics for which CPAs may earn CPE hours but Enrolled Agents cannot.
CPE Recognition Info for CPAs
The webinars presented here qualify as CPE for CPAs in most states and territories, because most states simply have no registration/approval process or requirement for CPE providers.
A tiny number of states/territories require either direct registration, NASBA registration, or approval by another state board. Since we are registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, sponsor ID 010319, webinars presented here are accepted for CPE credit in most states with a registration requirement.
Four accounting boards require direct registration for all CPE providers: Illinois, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and New York. Sorry, but we are not registered as CPE providers with these CPA boards, nor with CTEC, and don’t plan to.
What’s the catch?
No catch. No gimmicks.
Oh, wait, just one catch: You gotta show up.
Seriously. If you RSVP for a webinar, please show up. Otherwise, you’re taking a slot that another colleague could be utilizing.
What topics will be covered?
Most courses will be in the Federal Tax Law or Federal Tax Law Update categories. Non-tax topics, such as marketing, A&A, or MAS, will occasionally be presented.
Due to the fact that I practice almost exclusively in the field of representing delinquent taxpayers in front of SB/SE Collections and the collection side of Appeals, you can expect a disproportionate number of the webinars to cover taxpayer representation.
Who the heck are you?
My name is Jassen Bowman, and I’m an Enrolled Agent that likes to flap his jaw. So you might as well knock out some continuing education requirements while I do it.