Ethics and Due Diligence Issues

The "Ethics and Due Diligence Issues" webinar focuses on due diligence and other ethical issues affecting tax preparation and representation of clients before the IRS.

Prerequisites are not necessary to participate in this course and no advance preparation is needed.

Course Description

In this recorded webinar, Stuart P Sobel, EA, discusses due diligence and other ethical issues affecting tax preparation and representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service. The topics covered are beneficial to all tax practitioners in public and private practice who need to identify and apply the basics and recent changes in the tax law and procedures.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify recent changes in tax practice enforcement by the IRS
  • Apply new guidelines regarding competence of tax practitioners
  • Exercise enhanced due diligence in the preparation of tax returns
Affiliation* CPE Awarded Delivery Method Field of Study Course ID Sponsor ID
CPE Facts
NASBA 2 Self-Study Ethics N/A 103137
CTEC 2 Self-Study Ethics 3038-CE-0168 3038
IRS 2 Self-Study Ethics FQTGU-E-00242-18-S FQTGU
Texas State Board of Accountancy 2 Self-Study Ethics 100197 002921
Pennsylvania State Board of Public Accountancy 1 Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Ethics N/A

* Individuals with other professional credentials should check with their state licensing board or accrediting organization to determine if this program meets their continuing education requirements.



Drake Software is an IRS-qualified sponsor of continuing professional education.


Drake Software is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,


Drake Software has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer Ethics and Due Diligence Issues, 3038-CE-0168, which provides 2 hours of federal credit and 0 hours of state credit towards the annual continuing education requirement imposed by the State of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, at (877) 850-2832, or at


Drake Software is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.

Course Policies

Send cancellation requests to Requests must be made within 30 days of purchasing the course. To be granted a full refund, you must not have completed and earned continuing education for the course. No refunds will be issued after the course expiration date. For more information regarding the refund policy or to address concerns or complaints regarding courses, contact the DrakeCPE support team at

Other Details
Last Revision March 2017
Course Expiration The CPE portion of this course expires one year from date of purchase