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Save the date for IRS’s Tax Talk Today on January 8

Those of you with small business clients will want to mark your calendars for January 8, when the IRS offers Tax Talk Today "Getting Ready for the Filing Season 2008: Part 2 (Businesses)." See the IRS announcement below for details on this and future Tax Talk programs, as well as many useful IRS links.

IRS’s January 8 Tax Talk Today program gives small businesses a head start on the upcoming tax-filing season

The 2008 filing season is right around the corner. The IRS’s January Tax Talk Today (TTT) program, "Getting Ready for the Filing Season 2008: Part 2 (Businesses)", on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. will give tax professionals, their clients, and small business owners a head start.

This annual program picks up where the December program ended ("Getting Ready for the Filing Season 2008: Part 1 (Individuals")). The show’s panel of experts will discuss business tax return issues for small businesses and self-employed taxpayers, recent tax law changes and updates for the 2007 tax year, IRS regulations, business credits, common errors, and processing issues which impact filing business returns for the 2007 tax year.

Sponsored by the IRS, Tax Talk Today is a free, live, monthly interactive Webcast aimed at educating tax professionals and their business clients on the most contemporary and complex tax issues. They are encouraged to watch and submit questions. Tax professionals in need of continuing education credits (CECs) are eligible to receive one CEC by viewing the January 8th Webcast. Click on Continuing Education at the TTT Web site for more information.

The one-hour live programs begin at 2 p.m. ET on the second Tuesday of each month except April and August. In addition to viewing live Webcasts and archived programs, listening to audio podcasts and reading show transcripts, subscribers can order audio and video recordings from the Tax Talk Today Website.

To access the Webcast at no charge, viewers can register online at www.TaxTalkToday.tv. Tax Talk Today can be viewed with Windows Media Player and Real Player. Both players are free software that may already be installed on your computer. If not, click the link for Installing System Software to view Internet Broadcast under "How to View."

If you missed the program, the December 11 Webcast is accessible for viewing via archive for 12 months at Tax Talk Today. A transcript of the show is also available, as well as an audio podcast. For more information on future programs, go to the TTT Website and select Upcoming Programs.

To learn about the availability of IRS products and services, subscribe to IRS’s e–News for Small Businesses. To see a representative sample and to start a free subscription to e–News, just go to IRS.gov at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/content/0,,id=154826,00.html, type in your e-mail address and submit.