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ISBN: 1551804131

ISBN13: 9781551804132

Tax This!: An Insider's Guide to Standing Up to the IRS

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Every Year, the IRS issues more than 34 million penalty notices to individuals and small businesses. What you may not know is that many of these notices are wrong. If you receive one, you may not have to pay it. You also don't have to hire an expensive tax professional in order to challenge these penalties and stand up to the IRS.

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Tax This: A Great Resource

"Tax This" is a great resource for individuals, small businesses, and self-employed persons, like myself. From the general IRS and tax system information to the rules for dealing with an actual IRS audit, this book has all the information you'll need. The section on how to handle IRS Penalties and Notices and the the chapters on negotiating with the IRS were very informative and designed to save money. If you are currently involved in an IRS audit and want to know how to defend yorself or if you simply want to know some strategies for reducing your odds of being selected for an IRS audit this book is for you. I would recommend it for any taxpayer.

Great insight into dealing with the IRS

If you're faced with an encounter with the IRS, I would highly recommend getting this book for starters. Most tax experts will tend to steer you in one of two directions: knuckle under or fight the IRS up to and including jail time (for you, not the expert.) You need to understand what your options are before you seek outside help because all too often the outside help has an agenda that is not in your best interests.This book does an outstanding job of laying out realistic stategies and options for helping you with tax issues and for working with, rather than against, the IRS to obtain the best possible outcome. It offers a refreshing change in the tax literature. By offering well-grounded, honest advice in a well-written fashion, this book should be in the hands of anyone seeking to resolve a tax problem without "giving away the farm" to the IRS.Learn what your options are and how best to work with the IRS and you'll save yourself a lot of grief and a lot of green.

Help for the layperson vs the IRS

Tax This! An Insider's Guide to Standing Up to the IRS, is just that. It provides the insight of an insider that will help you stand up to the IRS in any situation. Little known facts and difficult to conceive strategies are revealed that will help any target of the IRS deal effectively with them or help prevent you from becoming their target. Author Scott Estill discloses all the rights, which are many, that citizens have when confronted with a problem involving the IRS. He gives an insider's look at the culture, attitudes, and seemingly out of control bureaucracy that prevails inside the IRS and prepares you to deal with the IRS at that level also. His information is backed up by references to the Internal Revenue Code, Congressional Law, and established judicial decisions. Tax This also provides clear examples of completed IRS forms, which are many and varied. Overall, this is an informative, easy read for someone like me with little knowledge of the IRS. It will hold your interest even if the IRS isn't breathing down your neck and may be invaluable if they are.

Excellent

I found this book to be very helpful for those who are in trouble with the IRS. As a tax professional, I often am contacted by clients who receive IRS notices. Most of these cases are pretty simple matters, and could be resolved without my involvement, if only the client new a little more about the IRS, as wasn't so intimidated by them. This book helps chart a course of action to take when dealing with the Service, and shows the average taxpayer that dealing with the IRS does not have to be the nightmare that most people think it is. I highly recommend this book.

Tax This hits the mark

As a former IRS trial attorney, and current adjunct professor teaching federal income tax procedures at the graduate university level, I have made it my business to read most every book written about the Internal Revenue Service. With very few exceptions, these works are either strident, reactionary diatribes rooted in paranoid, conspiracy theory or dry, academic treatises devoid of any real insight into the inner workings of the IRS. Mr. Estill's book is neither; rather,it is a refreshing departure that provides a realistic approach to dealing with the various problems that arise in our federal tax collection system. The book is eminently readable - useful for both the layperson wishing to tackle the bureaucracy him or herself, as well as the experienced practitioner who wants the insider's perspective and some valuable strategies. Mr. Estill's unique ability to explain complex processes with clarity, and his pragmatic advice for negotiating the pitfalls inherent in each of the IRS functional divisions, makes this an important addition to the field, and mandatory reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in the way our country administers tax collection.
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