Thursday, January 23, 2014

FYI: ID Theft Webinar on Jan 30 (No CE Credit)

Hello Everyone,
The following webinar on Identity Theft is being offered on January 30, 2014 from 11:00 am - 12:00 (PST).
Please see below flyer for information. (The PDF version of the flyer is also attached above). 
Note:  No Continuing Education Credit is being offered for this particular webinar.







Combating Identity Theft:  Working with the Internal Revenue Service to Reduce Your Clients’ Risk


Thursday, January 30, 2014

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST


Just in time for the 2014 Filing Season!!!


The IRS Western Area Stakeholder Liaison Office invites California, Hawaii and Nevada tax professionals to a one-hour webinar covering the Internal Revenue Service’s Identity Theft Program.  Justin McCarty, a subject matter expert in the IRS Office of Identity Protection, will cover what the Service does to prevent fraudulent refunds, how the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number program (IP PIN) works, and what you can do to protect your clients. 


To attend:

§         Ensure your browser’s cookies and scripting are enabled, and your browser’s pop-up blocker is disabled.  

  • Enter the required participant information. 

§         Participant Code 87105405 should be pre-populated; if not, fill it in. 

§         Name:  Last, First

§         Company:  Name & Chapter of Practitioner Organization publicizing this webinar.

  • Enable your computer speaker and adjust volume.  The webinar audio will be broadcast using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP).  You will be prompted (in a pop-up window) to start the Audiocast; click “OK.”  A headset is recommended. 
  • Open the Chat Box to ask questions by clicking the bubble symbol near the top right screen.  Select “Q&A Group” in the dropdown menu as the recipient (“To”).


Note: Do you require real time closed captioning? Closed captioning displays the words that describe the audio portion of the program for viewers who are deaf or hearing impaired. Captions are available in English only. Contact IRS Stakeholder Liaison at  by Monday, January 27 for closed captioning, and put “ID Theft Closed Captioning” in the subject line of your message.  


Continuing Education Eligibility:  Continuing education credit will not offered for this webinar.