Payment Reporting Specialist Certification – November 2021 Live Training


Friday, November 19, 2021 | 10:00AM - 4:30PM Eastern Time

Course type: Live, Online | Self-study course included

Registration fee: $795 per learner (Member discounts apply)

IOFM CEUs available: None

Enrollment includes: Your purchase includes registration to a one-day, six-hour online Certification class with one of our expert trainers – in addition to the regular self-study Payment Reporting Specialist Certification Program.

The self-study program comes with access to the e-textbook, on-demand training video and 3 attempts at the final exam. The course is accessed through's E-Learning Center, and access expires one year after date of purchase.

The full-day live webinar is an additional $395 value that is provided for free for new enrollments only as part of this special offer. If you are already enrolled as a self-study learner but interested in attending, please contact [email protected] or 207-842-5557.

Course description: Accurate payment reporting is a critical function in AP, and earning a certification in this area of accounts payable demonstrates to your employer that you are dedicated to achieving 100% compliance. Employees who have earned the CPRS designation can play a key role in ensuring accurate reporting and avoidance of penalty tax assessments – improving the bottom line and increasing your value to the organization.

With ever-changing federal legislative and regulatory requirements, any organization that is not knowledgeable and prepared to comply with complex regulations could face significant penalty assessments, which could also be subject to public disclosure. The penalties and risks associated with noncompliance are onerous, and the burden is on you and your organization – not the IRS – to see that you are educated about regulatory updates. Ignorance of the law leaves you and your company exposed to costly penalties and legal fees.

This online workshop addresses in detail the Form W-9 solicitation, backup withholding, tax deposit, and reporting requirements. It also reviews the B-Notice and Penalty Notice procedures and includes a brief overview of Form 1042-S withholding and reporting requirements for payments to foreign vendors. Our expert trainer prepares you to earn your certification credentials as an Certified Payment Reporting Specialist and is available to answer your questions live and provide additional guidance.

Limited Seats Available

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Member discounts apply. Make sure that you are logged in before completing your registration in order to get your member pricing.

This enrollment is suitable for 1 learner enrolling themselves in the courseFor groups or to purchase on behalf of someone else, please contact Customer Service at [email protected] or 207-842-5557, and we would be happy to assist with registration.

Course Instructor:

Marianne Couch, JD - Principal, Cokala Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC

Marianne Couch, JD, is a Principal in the Cokala tax group and an experienced and well-known advisor on U.S. federal and state tax information reporting compliance.  She is a frequent lecturer at major tax conferences and the author of The Master Guide to Form 1099 Compliance, The Master Guide to Form 1042-S Compliance and numerous published articles. Prior to co-founding Cokala in 2007, she was for many years the Research Director of the tax reporting specialty firm Balance Consulting, and chaired special training and advisory services provided to large organizations and academic and nonprofit institutions.       

Marianne was an appointee for three years to the IRS Commissioner’s Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), where she was Chair of the IRPAC Subcommittee on Small Business and Self-Employed (SBSE) tax issues.

Marianne formerly served as a Research Attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals, and earlier as a litigator for a large Michigan law firm, where she represented individuals and large clients in many types of civil actions.  She received her JD, cum laude, from the Michigan State University School of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Continuing Education Credits

NASBA CPE Credit and IOFM CEU Credit will not be available for this webinar. 

Per IOFM policy, certification classes, whether onsite at one of our conferences, live online or self-study do not count for CEUs. We know that earning your certification takes a lot of time! However, the nature of continuing education is that it is additional training you do after you are certified in order to keep up with the standards set by the program. Therefore, earning your credentials does not count towards your CEU requirement. If you already hold an IOFM certification, you may count subsequent certification classes for 6 CEUs towards that previously-held certification. 

Cancellation policy:

To cancel your registration for this event, simply contact IOFM customer service at [email protected] (or call 207-842-5557) no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the event. You can choose to access the full recorded event, or, your credit may be applied toward the purchase of any IOFM product or interactive event. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with this program, we will provide a full refund — no questions asked!

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Phone: (207) 842-5557

Email: [email protected]

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