Workshops & Seminars

2017 Washington Small Business Fair

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Place: Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056


Attend workshops that cover important, up-to-date topics for all stages of business ownership. Savvy business experts share their knowledge and real-life experiences with you.

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When you attend, be sure to stop by the WSSEA table!



 WSSEA Tax Forum on Tax Representation – an ongoing series in tax resolution work.

  1. Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  2. Place: Federal Way Regional Library, Meeting Room #1.
  3. Address: 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, WA 98003
  4. Time: 2:00pm to 3:45pm

Ahlberg Auna, EA, NTPI Fellow, will present strategies for defense with IRS Tax Audits: dealing with correspondence, office and field examinations; representing the non-filer; second chances with audit reconsiderations; and making audit appeals more appealing.

Please join us in for 1 ½ hours of discussion, real-world experiences and proven ideas that may help win your next audit case – successfully.

Also, several ideas for our session would be along the lines of our tax pros sharing a success story on any of the general topics and perhaps throwing out an unresolved tax problem that we all could chip in our ideas for resolution.

The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2018. FYI, these dates shouldn’t conflict with tax filing season and other WSSEA events. Also, the good part: there are no fees involved at all, just time away from our offices and great networking opportunities.

As mentioned previously, the general topics presented will be based on:

  1. IRS Audit Defenses & Strategies
  2. Collection Alternatives & Strategies
  3. Appeals
  4. Penalty Abatements.

Please pass the word onto others in your respective networks.
Let us know if you plan to make this!

Ahlberg Auna, EA
Sandra Robb, EA
WSSEA Tax Forum Facilitators


23rd Annual IRS Working Together Symposium

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 4:40 pm
Place: Washington State Convention Center Ballroom 6E
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

Featured speaker is Sam Donaldson with his income tax update.
All other speakers and topics to be determined.

Registration Fees: 
$99 for Members and Non-Members through October 23
$125 for Members and Non-Members as of October 24th to event date

Lunch will be provided for you

Event Description:

Unparalleled access to IRS employees.  This event is a joint effort with the Internal Revenue Service, WAATP, WSSEA, WSTC, and AFWA.  Join us for Sam Donaldson’s always entertaining income tax update.

Green Policy Reminder: All program materials will be provided electronically ahead of time. We will not be providing hard copy materials onsite. If you register onsite, there will be a link provided to you to access the materials electronically. We will have WiFi available. 

You can now register through the WAATP website HERE.

Cancellation Policy: There is a three business day cancellation policy. Registrations cancelled less than three business days prior to the event will be responsible for payment regardless of attendance. No refunds will be issued after the program materials have been sent out.

The Working Together Symposium is sponsored by the
Washington Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals
Washington State Society of Enrolled Agent
Washington State Tax Consultants
Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
Internal Revenue Service


1040 Tax In Depth Live CPE Seminar

Date: January 4-5, 2018
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South 22406 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Cost: $395.00 Members/$445.00 Early Bird Rate. After December 1, 2017, add $50