If you’ve been thinking about expanding your tax practice to serving clients that are behind in filing or payments or both, then this is perfect guide to get you started.
You already know your way around taxes, but might need a bit more confidence when it comes to handling clients with collection issues. This guide steps you through the procedures you need to know to help these types of tax clients. The best news is that it’s quite a lucrative area and in extreme demand.
The IRS’s ability to match information and identify non-filers has never been greater. As of 2018 there were more than 14 million taxpayers in the IRS Collection Division inventory, and the IRS has announced it has identified and will pursue more than 7 million non-filers in 2019 and beyond. With more than 21 million taxpayers who need help, there has never been a better time to add IRS Representation to your practice!
Included with each chapter are sample forms and letters, as well as a Collection Checklist for you to use with potential clients at the end of the book. It’s everything you need to begin your journey into the burgeoning and profitable world of taxpayer representation.
“WOW!! Eric Green’s The Accountants Guide to IRS Collection covers every aspect of the Federal Collection Process. The book is filled with a HOT TIPS and is a step by step guide to various approaches the resolving your clients collection issues. A must have book in every practitioners office.” – Ray L., EA
“Informative, authoritative and concise what more could you ask for!!! Attorney Eric Green has been successfully representing taxpayers against the IRS for years and his new Collections Manual contains all the insight necessary to work this business. It is the perfect compendium for professionals who need to quickly get something done – especially when they don’t have time to spare. A superb and easily understandable reference source – I highly recommend it to all practitioners seeking to tighten their knowledge of IRS collection processes, grow this segment of their business and to train staff.” – Harold B., CPA
“Eric Green has offered a superb resource for CPAs! This book takes you by the hand and guides you step by step through the intricacies of the IRS Collection process. Eric draws on his real-life experience with clients and shares these stories for the benefit of the reader. The exhibits are super thorough. I find it very easy to follow and loved the practice tips. Keep it on your desk!” – Allie P., ESQ
About the Author
Attorney Eric L. Green is a nationally recognized Tax Attorney whose talks have educated thousands of tax practitioners. He is a partner in the law firm Green & Sklarz LLC based in Connecticut and the founder of TaxRep LLC, an online member-driven organization of IRS tax representation professionals.
His law practice is focused on civil and criminal taxpayer representation before the IRS, Department of Justice Tax Division, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, New York Department of Revenue and Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Eric is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an organization in which membership is an honor reserved for those at the top of their chosen profession. A frequent lecturer and author of two books and hundreds of articles, Eric is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CreditCard.com and Consumer Reports Financial News.
Inside the Book
This book includes:
- 10 chapters on the processes you need to know to serve IRS collection clients
- New Collection Client: The Checklist
- IRS Abbreviations Cheat Sheet
- 20 hot tips on how to fast-track your way through the system
- 43 Exhibits, including IRS Account Transcript, Sample Retainer Agreement, Department of Justice Court Filing of Suit to Convert Federal Tax Lien to Judgment, and all of the relevant IRS forms you need to know about
Table of Contents
i. About the Author
ii. Why This Book?
1. The IRS Collection Process
2. The Collection Client
3. Federal Tax Liens
4. The Federal Tax Levy
5. Collection Alternatives: Offers, Installment Agreements, Uncollectible Status and Bankruptcy
6. Payroll Taxes and Personal Liability
7. Collection Appeals
8. Challenging an Assessed Tax
9. Taxpayer Advocate Services
10. Private Debt Collectors and Passport Suspension/Revocation
“In The Accountant’s Guide to IRS Collection, Eric Green shares his vast experience and knowledge of the IRS collection process with readers. This user-friendly guide presents information in a logical manner and can aid professionals at any experience level. The guide includes a “New Collection Client Checklist”, an invaluable tool for all practitioners. This is a must have desktop resource for every practice. You never know when a delinquent taxpayer will walk through your door!” – Theresa G. Page, EA
“Eric has done a great job outlining the steps needed to help resolve a taxpayer’s IRS debt. His use of practical examples, exhibits, and clear explanations is very valuable. This book is helpful for those with little experience with the IRS collection process as well as a good review for those more experienced in IRS collection matters.” – Terry D., EA
“Eric Green is one of the top tax lawyers in the country. His in depth knowledge along with his ability to make the subject simple makes this guide an indispensable reference for my practice. The guide is clear and concise, and I just loved the client stories! Accountants everywhere will want this Guide in their library.” – Dawn B., CPA