IRS Forum to Address Tax-Advice Standards

January 10, 2013 ( - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will hold a free phone forum regarding ethical standards for and accountability of practitioners offering tax advice relating to employee benefit plans.

Karen Hawkins, the director of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Gabriel Minc, a senior tax law specialist in Employee Plans, will focus on the standards for written tax advice for, and the accountability of, employee benefit plan practitioners under Circular 230 and the Internal Revenue Code. 

The phone forum will be held Wednesday, February 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Suggestions for specific matters to address may be e-mailed to the IRS at by February 8.  

Registration for the event is here.