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Stand Up to the IRS

Exam Questions: 90
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 398 | Content: 372, Supplemental: 26
NASBA Area of Study: Taxes
Not Acceptable for: N/A
Version: 7980

This course provides the tools needed to successfully deal with the IRS in different scenarios. Topics covered include handling an audit from start to finish, defending deductions, appealing an audit report or IRS decision, negotiating and working out a payment plan, settling a tax debt through the Offer in Compromise program, avoiding property seizures, removing tax liens and levies, and more. The course also discusses how to deal with the IRS in the event of divorce or death of a loved one and even the most serious of all tax issues - tax fraud. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

EA Program Approval Number: ZX34G-T-00419-21-S

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Table of Contents
  • Inside the IRS: What You Need to Know About IRS Operations
  • Filing Tax Returns
  • Winning Your Audit
  • Appealing Your Audit Within the IRS
  • Going to Tax Court: No Lawyer Necessary
  • When You Owe the IRS: Keeping the Tax Collector at Bay
  • IRS Enforced Collection: Liens and Levies
  • The Taxpayer Advocate: A Friend at the IRS
  • Family, Friends, Heirs, and the IRS
  • Fraud and Tax Crimes: Do You Really Have to Worry?
  • Small Business/Self-Employed: When IRS Trouble Comes
  • Penalties and Interest
  • When You Owe State Income Taxes
  • The Taxpayer Bill of Rights
  • The 25 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Objectives
  • To recall which entity has the final word on interpreting the U.S. tax code
  • To recall the best methods for minimizing the chances of an audit when filing a federal tax return
  • To identify the different types of audits performed by the IRS
  • To recognize the benefits of appealing audit results
  • To recall the characteristics of Tax Court
  • To recall the characteristics of the various installment agreements available to taxpayers
  • To recall the detrimental effects that a federal tax lien can have on a taxpayer
  • To recall the purpose of the Taxpayer Advocate System (TAS)
  • To recognize the ways in which alimony and dependent children are handled by the IRS
  • To identify the characteristics of, and potential penalties for, tax fraud
  • To recall the characteristics of employees and independent contractors
  • To identify under what circumstances the IRS can abate penalties and interest
  • To recall the characteristics of a state audit of income tax
  • To recognize the changes implemented due to passage of TBOR III
  • To recall how long the IRS has to assess civil penalties for not filing a tax return

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