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2015 ACPEN Signature Series

ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing. 

Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January. 

Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.

To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below. 

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Stopping Tax Identity Theft: Practical Advice for CPAs and Clients


  • Length: 1 Hour
  • Identity theft of tax information is a growing problem.  Both taxpayers and tax preparers are a target for identity theft.  This presentation discusses how to advise taxpayers who are victims of identity theft, and some of the scams that aim to victimize CPAs or make them complicit in identity theft of client information.


    This course is approved by the IRS.  The submission of a completed request form, found under the materials tab, is required for credit.

Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 1
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Basic
  • Prerequisites: Some knowledge of individual tax returns and fraud practices
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Designed For: CPAs and tax staff who prepare individual tax returns
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Field of Study 1: Taxes (1 hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objectives: *Describe what an identity theft is, and why and how an identity theft might be perpetrated. *Describe what is being done to curtail identity theft for tax purposes. *Be familiar with identity theft prevention techniques. *State several actions to take when an identity is stolen.

Major Subjects


  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Valrie Chambers, PhD,
    • Dr. Chambers is a Professor of Accounting at the College of Business, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, USA.  Prior to receiving a Ph.D. concentrating in taxation in 2000, she had over a decade of public accounting experience as owner/partner-in-charge of a CPA firm in Houston that had a concentration in accounting issues for small business owners.  Dr. Chambers has been published articles in such journals as Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Legal Tax Research, Tax Notes and Tax Adviser.

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Chambers - Identity Theft - BH edits (0)
    • Identity Theft Checklists (0)
    • Important CPE Credit Information_2014 (0)
    • IRS CE Credit Request Form (0)
    • Tax Fraud Supplement (1)

Additional Information

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