February 16, 2023


2 Total CPE Credits


Webinar (CPA Crossings): Ethics: Plain Talk About IRS Ethics and Conduct

  • Instructor

    Garrett Wasny

Learning Objectives

After attending this presentation you will be able to…

  • Recognize at least 12 key principles of IRS Ethical Conduct
  • Recall at least 10 types of gifts that are okay to accept
  • Identify at at least six outside activities that are NOT permitted
  • Point out 12 categories of government property that may only be used for authorized purposes
  • Summarize at least two rules that relate to gambling and the use of controlled substances

Major Topics

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Introduction: What is the IRS “Plain Talk” Document?
  • Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Standards
  • Key Principles of Ethical Conduct
  • Gifts from Outside Sources
  • Gifts from Within the Agency
  • When Gifts Cannot be Accepted from Outside Sources
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Outside Activities and Employment
  • Misuse Of Position
  • Using and Accounting for Office Time
  • Using Government Property
  • Matters Concerning Personal Activities
  • Rules Concerning Employee Conduct and Official Activities
  • Who Can Help Within IRS

CPE Credits Available

Total CPE
Regulatory Ethics

Things to Know About This Course

Course Level

  • Overview



Advanced Preparation

This webinar is produced by CPA Crossings. You will receive your login link/instructions and Certificate of Attendance directly from this third-party vendor. It is important that you review your COCPA confirmation for details on receiving your login instructions and COA from said vendor.

Intended Audience

Practitioners who want a basic, non-technical understanding of IRS principles of ethical conduct, and general guidance on how to prevent any potential ethical problems before they occur when communicating or interacting with IRS officials at any level.


CPA Crossings, LLC

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