The Standard of Excellence for Accounting & Tax Professionals
The IRS Compliance Certification Program sets the standard within any business area in information regulatory reporting. Sponsored by IRS Compliance Inc. – the industry leader in Compliance Services and Regulatory Training, resources and services.

The IRS Compliance Certification designation signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform well in today’s complex Business environment with Federal and State Regulatory Requirements.

Employers seek employees who are not only skilled, but who are responsible and have a credible way of demonstrating their professional and practical knowledge.

Certification is the answer.

• Study Manual provided in PDF format for online viewing and download.
• Training is provided via our Education Center website – on demand, when you want it.
• Testing is performed online – on demand, when you’re ready.

2018 CIRS Certification
[su_heading]Federal & State Information Reporting & Withholding Certification[/su_heading] Attempting to research federal and state regulatory requirements and gain a clear understanding of the law can be burdensome to you and your employer – getting CIRS certified takes you through the process and requirements preparing you with the knowledge you need to comply. Ongoing education offered by IRS Compliance retains your accreditation and keeps you up to date on the ever changing regulations. With the ever changing Federal and State Legislative Regulatory Requirements, the financial risks for any U.S. Organization that is not knowledgeable and the staff and business areas prepared to comply with complex regulations could face significant financial risk and the possibility that you may be required to make a public disclosure of the areas where your company is not compliant and the associated liability risk for penalties, withholding and interest. The IRS Penalty Program can be up to $100 per record for missing and/or invalid TIN. In addition the Penalty Program has been increased across the board including intentional disregard. These are just some of the initiatives at the Federal IRS level – there are also many complex State Regulations on mandatory, backup, cross- state withholding and direct information reporting. States are comparing information obtained from the IRS and do have penalty programs which they enforce. Several of the states have passed legislation to piggyback on the new IRS laws, further increasing the penalties and financial risks. The IRS has newsletters, bulletins and notices of new and proposed legislation to ensure that all U.S. companies have access to the information, have time to prepare and implement requirements. Therefore, ignorance of the regulations is not an acceptable defense. It is your company’s responsibility to stay educated, knowledgeable and implement any changes or processes necessary to comply. [su_divider top="no"]
$175.00$775.00
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2018 CMISC Certification
[su_heading]Form 1099-MISC Information Reporting & Withholding Certification[/su_heading] The majority of U.S. Organizations issue payments of reportable income in the course of their trade or business. The most common forms of payment are:
  • Non-employee compensation (Contractors and providers, Legal Services, Medical Services)
  • Honorariums
  • Fees
  • Commissions
  • Rents
  • Royalties
  • Attorney Settlements
  • Awards and Prizes
  • Consignment Resale
  • And more…
There are many factors that you must be knowledgeable of to be thorough and execute payments that are compliant with the regulations set forth by the IRS. Demonstrating your expertise in the area of compliant processing of miscellaneous payments – is invaluable to your employer and your career. Get CMISC certified to receive the training you need and to validate your knowledge. Ongoing education offered by IRS Compliance retains your accreditation and keeps you up to date on the ever changing regulations. With the ever changing Federal and State Legislative Regulatory Requirements, the financial risks for any U.S. Organization that is not knowledgeable and the staff and business areas prepared to comply with complex regulations could face significant financial risk and the possibility that you may be required to make a public disclosure of the areas where your company is not compliant and the associated liability risk for penalties, withholding and interest. The IRS has newsletters, bulletins and notices of new and proposed legislation to ensure that all U.S. companies have access to the information, have time to prepare and implement requirements. Your Organization is required to be knowledgeable and ensure that the regulations that apply to the issuance of payments and withholding. Therefore, ignorance of the regulations is not an acceptable defense. It is your company’s responsibility to stay educated, knowledgeable and implement any changes or processes necessary to comply. [su_divider top="no"]
$175.00$625.00
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2018 CNRA Certification
[su_heading]Form 1042-S Information Reporting & Withholding Specialist Certification[/su_heading] If you have the responsibility to issue or manage payments that may be issued to any foreign entity – individual or entity – you must be fully knowledgeable of the steps and rules that must be applied to:
  • Identifying and documenting the payee
  • Knowing what type of documentation is required and acceptable
  • Validate documents
  • Classify the payee properly as a foreign payee or U.S. Payee
  • How to determine and find the correct foreign treaty rates
  • Withholding under treaty or non-treaty rates
  • Understand the rules according to FATCA
  • Applying the rules under FATCA
  • Applying FATCA Withholding
  • What Form W-8 document is required
  • Reporting Form 1042-S Payments
  • Penalties for Form 1042-S errors
  • Filing the Annual 1042
With the exception of payments for goods and materials or for services provided outside of the U.S. (including U.S. Territories, Embassy’s, Military Bases, etc.) almost all other payments issued to a foreign payee are reportable and may require federal withholding. With the new regulations for FATCA, payee document requirements, withholding and reporting – compliance with those regulations is further complicated and risky. Significant knowledge and expertise with the regulations and/or compliant procedures are crucial whenever you issue payments and even more so when a payee is determined to be foreign. Financial risks to your company could be significant if the payee is not documented properly, the correct withholding is not applied and/or the payment and withholdings are not filed properly and timely. There are many factors that you must be knowledgeable of to be thorough and execute payments that are compliant with the regulations set forth by the IRS. Demonstrating your expertise in the area of compliant processing of payments to foreign payees – is invaluable to your employer and your career. Get CNRA certified to receive the training you need and to validate your knowledge. Ongoing education offered by IRS Compliance retains your accreditation and keeps you up to date on the ever changing regulations. With the ever changing Federal and State Legislative Regulatory Requirements, the financial risks for any U.S. Organization that is not knowledgeable and the staff and business areas prepared to comply with complex regulations could face significant financial risk and the possibility that you may be required to make a public disclosure of the areas where your company is not compliant and the associated liability risk for penalties, withholding and interest. The IRS has newsletters, bulletins and notices of new and proposed legislation to ensure that all U.S. companies have access to the information, have time to prepare and implement requirements. Your Organization is required to be knowledgeable and ensure that the regulations that apply to the issuance of payments and withholding. Therefore, ignorance of the regulations is not an acceptable defense. It is your company’s responsibility to stay educated, knowledgeable and implement any changes or processes necessary to comply. [su_divider top="no"]
$175.00$675.00
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2018 CSTATE Certification
[su_heading]State Information Reporting & Withholding Specialist Certification[/su_heading] Attempting to research state regulatory requirements for State Reporting and Withholding regulations and gain a clear understanding of the laws can be a daunting task for you and your employer – getting CSTATE certified takes you through the process and requirements preparing you with the knowledge you need to comply. Ongoing education offered by IRS Compliance retains your accreditation and keeps you up to date on the ever changing regulations. With the ever changing and unique State Legislative Regulatory Requirements, the financial risks for any U.S. Organization that is not knowledgeable and the staff and business areas prepared to comply with the varied and complex regulations could face significant financial risks. Additionally, failure to comply presents the possibility that you may be required to make a public disclosure of the areas where your company is not compliant and the associated liability risk for penalties, withholding and interest. State specific Penalty Programs are also varied and could be excessive. Some states have direct filing requirements, mandatory withholding and even backup withholding of state tax. States are comparing information obtained from the IRS and state penalty programs are enforced. Several states have passed legislation to piggyback on the new IRS laws, further increasing the penalties and financial risks. Ignorance of the state regulations is not an acceptable defense. It is your company’s responsibility to stay educated, knowledgeable and implement any changes or processes necessary to comply. [su_divider top="no"]
$175.00$775.00
• Access for 1 Year from Date of Purchase
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