2016 Tax Forums: TAS focus groups to discuss IRS Future State and refund timing

June 3, 2016

Each year the IRS sponsors the Nationwide Tax Forums, a three-day series of tax education and networking conferences for tax professionals in cities around the country.

These events feature the latest information from the IRS, news about tax law changes, the chance to meet with software vendors and the opportunity to attend nearly 50 seminars presented by IRS employees and members of professional associations.

We’ve already written about the seminars TAS will offer. Now, we’re pleased to announce this year's focus groups.

TAS holds focus groups at the forums to hear the practitioners’ perspective and gain valuable insights on trending problems or issues where we’ve heard concerns from the public. The focus group topics for 2016 are:

Ready for IRS Future State?

TAS wants to hear about the services that you and your clients MUST have in order to handle tax obligations. Some of the areas we would like to explore include:

  • What online services do you consider necessary in serving your clients?
  • Do the proposed IRS Future State online services leave segments of the population underserved?
  • What effect will the IRS Future State have on your clients?
  • What are the implications for your practice?

We value your opinion, so please join us to share your thoughts about how the changes will affect your clients and how the IRS Future State should be implemented.

Refunds: Now or Later?

TAS values your opinion and wants to hear your thoughts and experiences concerning the receipt of refunds. This includes current practices and operations, and potential changes for refunds in the future. We would like to know what your expectations are when you file a tax return for a client with a refund, how well the process works now, and how pushing back the timing of when refunds are issued may affect your clients and your practice.  
We will hold the focus groups during the lunch hour so you will not miss any continuing education credits. To sign up and attend the focus groups, please look for the TAS recruiters at the focus group booth near the registration area at the forums.    

Space is limited. Visit the focus group booth at the forums to sign up.

2016 Tax Forum Dates

City Dates Hotel
Chicago 7/12 – 7/14 Hyatt Regency
New Orleans 7/26 – 7/28  Hyatt Regency
Washington DC 8/23 – 8/25  National Harbor
Orlando 8/30 – 9/1  Hyatt Regency
San Diego 9/13 – 9/15  Town & Country