Are you thinking about expanding your tax practice to serving clients who owe the IRS back taxes, penalties, and interest? Do you want to learn more about the process of offers-in-compromise and other tax debt resolution options so you can serve current clients better? Are you wondering how to increase your revenue and offer more profitable tax services beyond tax compliance?
If so, this book is perfect for you. This guide steps you through the procedures you need to know to help tax clients who have debt with the IRS. The key is to know if taxpayers qualify, and this book shows you the formula that the IRS uses when evaluating the taxpayer’s situation so that you can wisely counsel your client.
This knowledge is in great demand. Most tax practitioners do not know how to do this, more than 15 million people owe the IRS money, and many of them need the help of a tax resolution professional.
Included in this book are six case studies so you can follow real life examples, 36 exhibits showing completed forms and letters you need to learn, and an Offers-in-Compromise Checklist for you to use with potential clients at the end of the book. It’s everything you need to understand how to help clients navigate and negotiate their IRS tax debt.
You’ll also get the 59-page “Community Property Addendum” as a BONUS when you purchase this book.
“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
“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 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:
- 7 chapters on the process of offers-in-compromise
- 6 case studies
- 36 Exhibits
- Offers-in-Compromise: The Checklist
- A 59-page Community Property Addendum
Table of Contents
i. About the Author
ii. The Lure of Offers-in-Compromise
1. The Collection Process
2. Financial Analysis: It’s All in the Numbers
3. Installment Agreements and Uncollectible Status
6. Collection Appeals
7. Payroll Taxes and Personal Liability
Cs. Case Studies
“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
“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
“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