The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is collaborating again this year with the Internal Revenue Service to offer a tax symposium from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

sbdclogoThe continuous education credit opportunity is designed for certified public accountants and bookkeepers to receive updated tax information.

The IRS Tax Symposium in SIUE’s Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom offers seven CEU credits and covers various topics: criminal investigations; exam; new collections; taxpayer advocate; Tax Cuts & Job Act topics; Illinois Department of Revenue and more.

“This is an opportunity CPAs and tax preparers will not want to miss,” said Jo Ann DiMaggio May, SBDC director and small business specialist. “Accounting associations and CPA-related organizations are encouraged to invite their members, as well as other business-building and networking organizations.”

The $90 cost includes parking, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. For details and registration, visit commerce.cashnet.com/siuebus. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 19.

The Metro East SBDC assists existing companies as well as new businesses headquartered in the nine-county Metro East region of Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Washington, Monroe and Randolph. It is a no-cost service to the community supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and SIUE.