|About the Book|
Have you recently been through an IRS audit and do not agree with the outcome? Have you received a letter that the IRS has decided that you owe more money than you believe you should? Would you like to know how to get the IRS to see things your way?MoreHave you recently been through an IRS audit and do not agree with the outcome? Have you received a letter that the IRS has decided that you owe more money than you believe you should? Would you like to know how to get the IRS to see things your way?The US government grants the IRS nearly limitless power to act as judge and jury when determining how much a taxpayer owes and the terms of how payment should be made. The only checks and balances to this power come in the form of rules and procedures that are supposed to provide a clear framework for resolution of tax matters. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the Internal Revenue Code, cases arise where grey area exists, judgment calls are made and sometimes, human error causes a revenue officer to simply get it wrong. In these cases the last line of defense for taxpayer rights is the Office of Appeals.The key to winning in Tax Appeals is understanding how to navigate the procedural process, how to create a sound strategy, how to piece together a solid case and how to position your case and create leverage in negotiations.In this book The Tax Lawyer, William D. Hartsock, Esq. utilizes over 30 years of experience in Tax Appeals to guide you through each step in the Tax Appeals process with insights on how to prepare and position your case for a favorable outcome.If you are not a tax attorney, this book is not intended to turn you into one. When entering into tax appeals it is absolutely critical that you seek the guidance of an experienced tax attorney to guide you through the process. Only a qualified attorney who understands the facts of your specific case should be allowed to develop your strategy and negotiate with the IRS on your behalf.However, a well-informed client can save an incredible amount of time and money in both legal fees and by ultimately achieving a more favorable result through Tax Appeals. This book will help you become informed.Currently, Mr. Hartsock is the Chairman of the San Diego County Bar Association, Pro Se Program, owner of http://TheTaxLawyer.com and the founder of a law firm comprised of Tax Attorneys, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents, Tax Preparers and Bookkeepers.After earning a Masters in Taxation and Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego School of Law along with an undergraduate Accounting Degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mr. Hartsock became a certified tax law specialist and founded his practice in 1982. A Certified Tax Law Specialist is the highest designation available to a tax attorney. Since that time he has successfully represented countless clients as a tax attorney specializing in all types of IRS, EDD and FTB tax problems whether state, federal or international.If you are considering whether or not to pursue a Tax Appeal, or if you have already made the decision and need to quickly get up to speed on what to expect and how to achieve the best possible result… turn the page.