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How To Practice Before The New IRS From CCH Updates Classic Work On Taxpayer Representation

(Riverwoods, ILL., December 22,1999) – Tax professionals representing clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service now can find up-to-date, expert assistance in How to Practice Before the New IRS published by CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information. Based on decades of practice, author Robert S. Schriebman shares insights in a clearly written, clearly organized "no-nonsense" guide to every aspect of representation, from negotiation through litigation.

This is a completely new edition of Schriebman’s classic work, How to Practice Before the IRS, substantially revised and rewritten to reflect the new dynamics of tax practice under the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 and the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 enacted in 1996.

How to Practice Before the New IRS is a real-world manual for professionals who must represent taxpayers before one of the nation’s most daunting organizations. Every chapter of the book is enriched by Schriebman’s "from the trenches" insights into the best strategies and tactics to employ in crafting workable solutions, using a problem-solving approach to tax controversy practice.

Schriebman begins by showing readers how the IRS works and how to interpret the output of its computer systems. He then thoroughly explains topics such as:

  • How to Strategically Use Statutes of Limitations
  • How to Handle an IRS Audit
  • How to Appeal an Audit
  • Tax Court Basics
  • How to Challenge an Illegal IRS Notice
  • How to Get That Tax Refund
  • When Your Client Owes the IRS
  • How to Deal with Penalties
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Taxes and Bankruptcy
  • How to Avoid the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • How to Handle Employee-Independent Contractor Audits
  • Is Your Client an Innocent Spouse?
  • What to Do When Your Client Gets a Summons

Every chapter concludes with an extensive appendix of sample documents such as filled-in forms, sample correspondence, petitions and other court filings.

About the Author

Robert S. Schriebman is a noted writer, lecturer and tax attorney with over 25 years in practice. Author of over 300 articles, dozens of continuing education guides and CCH’s IRS Tax Collection Procedures, Schriebman was asked to appear before the historic IRS Oversight Hearings conducted by the Senate Finance Committee, and his observations helped shape the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to purchase the 952-page, hardbound How to Practice Before the New IRS, call 800-248-3248. Single copy price is $115; plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity pricing is available.


CCHINCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company offers more than 700 CD-ROM, print and online products, including Internet, online and book products for owners of small businesses. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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