This book in plain English gives you what you need in order to confidently prepare and present your case against the IRS before a Tax Court judge. No time is wasted in the book discussing information you don't need. Thus, you can quickly read the information it contains, digest it, and use it to focus on preparing your case. Step-by-step, the book walks you through how to file your petition with the Tax Court, prepare your case for trial (if it does not settle), and present it as clearly as possible in order to improve your chances of winning. The book also includes samples of forms, letters, and documents that you may need or receive from the IRS, starting from before you file your petition with the Court to after the case is settled or tried, so that, at each stage, you'd have a reasonably good idea of what you're dealing with, and be able to develop an appropriate response. For example, the book includes: · Sample Notice of Deficiency - your "access" to the Tax Court; · Sample Petition forms; · Sample Motion to the Court; · Sample Pretrial Notice; · Sample Pretrial Memorandum; and · Sample Stipulation of Facts ... Read more
Customer Reviews (2)
Not What I Was Looking For
Unfortunately, this book simply reiterates the steps of how to file that you can pretty much find all over the web and off the IRS' own site.It offers very little new information unless someone was starting completely fresh, although a couple of the checklists are nice reminders.What I was hoping for was not just the sample forms and checklists, but some suggestions or examples of things like original statements to the Court and stipulations.I would think that anyone who was really considering representing themselves instead of retaining an attorney, would have already gleaned most of the information this book provides.
Highly recommended guide
This book is exactly what it says it is: easy to understand with thorough explanations, and without all the frills that aren't necessary nor wanted. It is very concise and I didn't have to wade through a textbook to figure out what I needed to do. I would strongly recommend this book.
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