The Internal Revenue Service is the taxpayer's nightmare, and for good reason -- a tax bill or other notice can come out of nowhere and wreak havoc on your life. But now you can confront America's most intimidating government agency with confidence. Stand Up to the IRS reveals the tactics of the IRS and how to deal with them. This book even contains confidential forms used by IRS agents during collection interviews and audits. Use Stand Up to the IRS to: 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 protect your assets determine if bankruptcy offers a solution learn what to say when you face an auditor appeal the auditor's decision The 7th edition, completely updated to reflect the latest rules and regulations, also provides the information and forms you need to go to Tax Court, including everything you need to represent yourself in cases involving less than $50,000. U.S. News & World Report A hands-on guide to battling the IRS and coaxing favorable decisions from agency personnel.
1. Inside the IRS: What You Need to Know About IRS Operations 2. Filing Tax Returns: If You Haven’t Filed and Other Concerns 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: 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 Appendix Index