Stand Up to the IRS

Stand Up to the IRS

by Frederick W. Daily, Erica Good Pless

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IRS Bills? Get the information and strategies you need to deal with the taxman

The Internal Revenue Service can wreak havoc on your life. But now you can confront America’s most intimidating government agency with confidence. Packed with insider secrets and practical information, Stand Up to the IRS reveals the tactics of the IRS and how to deal with them. It even contains confidential forms used by IRS agents during collection interviews and audits.

Turn to Stand Up to the IRS for help when you need to:

  • defend your deductions
  • file a late return
  • work out a long-term payment plan
  • get a Taxpayer Assistance Order
  • settle your tax bill for pennies on the dollar
  • stop collection efforts
  • avoid property seizures
  • determine if bankruptcy offers a solution
  • learn what to say when you face an auditor
  • appeal the auditor's decision
  • and more

This edition is completely updated with the latest rules, regulations and tax numbers. Plus, Stand Up to the IRS also shows you how to go to Tax Court, if it's ever needed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413324587
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Edition description: Thirteenth Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 506,615
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Frederick W. Daily is an expert tax attorney with over 40 years of experience. He has been interviewed on "Good Morning America," CNN, and NPR and has appeared in numerous news publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Daily is the author of Tax Savvy for Small Business.

Erica Good Pless is a tax attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida. She represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. She has co-authored numerous articles and books on tax law and has been a guest speaker on several webinars and continuing education presentations.

Table of Contents

Your Companion for Dealing With the IRS

1. Inside the IRS: What You Need to Know About IRS Operations

2. Filing Tax Returns

3. Winning Your Audit

4. Appealing Your Audit Within the IRS

5. Going to Tax Court: No Lawyer Necessary

6. When You Owe the IRS: Keeping the Tax Collector at Bay

7. IRS Enforced Collection: Liens and Levies

8. The Taxpayer Advocate: A Friend at the IRS

9. Family, Friends, Heirs, and the IRS

10. Fraud and Tax Crimes: Do You Really Have to Worry?

11. Small Businesses/Self-Employed: When IRS Trouble Comes

12. Penalties and Interest

13. Help Beyond the Book: Tax Professionals and Tax Information

14. When You Owe State Income Taxes

15. The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

16. The 25 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary of Tax Terms


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Stand up to the IRS 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will run from any book this author has his name on. I followed the advice of skipping the first IRS appointment for the 2006 year, and got hit for 2005 and 2007 for rescheduling. According to the auditor, I would have only been audited for 2006 had I kept the appointment. She claimed she had to see the consistency in all 3 years due to the rescheduling. Had I kept the initial appointment, I would have only had to worry about 2006.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very helpful as I was dealing with a back tax situation with the IRS. I referred to it constantly whenever those 'what do I do next?' type of questions came up. Mr. Daily goes into great, exhaustive detail on some subjects, but then glosses quickly over others. For example under the topic area of levys and liens, there are some big oversights ie. he failed to mention that a threat of levy notice has no expiration date even if you are in negotiations... something I found out the hard way over 8 months after I got one!. This is a good source for help with your tax problems, but do not rely on it as your sole source of information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
incomplete info
Guest More than 1 year ago
Plain language and easy to understand makes this a 'must have' for anyone who pays taxes!! Excellent reference for tax pros.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FredDaily More than 1 year ago
A review above says that my book advises "skipping" an audit, and the reader did so, and he was punished by an expanded audit. My reply to "Mr. or Ms. Anonymous": No where does my book advocate such an absurd action. I don't know what the motive of this individual was in writing this to disparage the book, and blackening my name. "Stand Up to the IRS" is the best selling book of all time for dealing with IRS issues, and has been in print continuously, and updated many times, since 1992. Rather than take my word for the value of the book, simply read the professional reviews, also posted on this site.