Everything you need to know to get started in Tax Problem Resolution!
The ASTPS IRS Tax Problem Resolution Boot Camp is a hands-on workshop where you will take away the skills needed to provide professional representation services to troubled taxpayers.
The wide variety of topics covered are those encountered in the day-to-day practice of representing troubled taxpayers before the IRS. The speakers have extensive experience specializing in this discipline and presents the subject matter through lecture, war stories, interaction with the attendees, and hands-on practice cases.
AT BOOT CAMP YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN:
How to Secure Information From IRS
Learn how to work with the IRS to get the information you need to properly represent your taxpayer.
Power of Attorney & 8821
Learn everything you need to know about IRS forms 4180 and 8821 and where to send them!
IRS Notices and Critical Dates
Learn about the different IRS notices that you will receive and what critical dates and deadlines you need to keep in mind.
Preparation of IRS Forms
Learn about the different IRS forms and tips, tricks, and best practices for filling them out and submitting them.
Offer in Compromise Rules
Learn all about the IRS Offer in Compromise program and how to use it effectively to secure a resolution for your clients.
Installment Agreement Rules
Learn about one of the most common resolutions, IA Agreements, and find out how and when to use them.
Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Rules
Business tax problem cases can be some of the most profitable you will find. Learn everything you need to know about TFRP rules.
Penalty Abatement Rules
The IRS loves to add penalties and interest on top of what taxpayers owe, but some penalties can be abated and you’ll learn about those opportunities.
Innocent/Injured Spouse Rules
Learn the differences between innocent spouse & injured spouse and when they apply.
Currently Not Collectible
Learn about the CNC status and how to use it to effectively resolve your clients cases.
Representing Before Appeals
One of the best places to get cases resolved is the IRS appeals division. You’ll learn all about the appeals process and best practices.
Case Planning Techniques
Case planning is how tax resolution practitioners earn their big fees! Anyone can fill out forms, but real pro know the settlement options inside and out and can plan for optimal resolutions!
You’ll also go through 6 hands-on real world case studies
As an Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Attorney you’re probably tired of wasting today chasing the fees you earned yesterday. A great benefit of tax resolution work is tax resolution fees are typically paid in advance. This ends the receivable collection problem once and for all!
You might be asking yourself – How is someone with tax problems going to pay my high fees? At the IRS Tax Problem Resolution Boot Camp you will learn how to quote these fees and get the IRS to cover them!
At the ASTPS Boot Camp you will receive 3-4 days of hands on training by Certified Tax Resolution Specialists eligible for 24 hours of Continuing Education.
ASTPS is accredited by NASBA, the IRS, and attorneys are more than welcome to submit the credits to their state bar for credit. ASTPS will provide you with whatever supporting documentation is required submission.
More often than not Boot Camp attendees don’t attend just for the Continuing Education, but instead look at it as a bonus of Boot Camp.
Example Case with Fees
Let’s say a client comes to you and tells you that they haven’t filed Tax Returns for the last 3 years and the IRS says they owe $45,000. ASTPS always recommends billing in 2 phases. Phase 1 being the investigation & compliance and Phase 2 is the resolution.
Phase 1 Example:
Power of Attorney – $100
Pull Transcripts (3 Years) – $300
Tax Returns (3 Years) – 1,050
Evaluation of Alternatives – $1,325
Total for Phase 1: $2,775
Your financial analysis reveals the client has recently started a good paying job and is able to pay the amount due so you are going to get them into an installment agreement. As they do not have an RO on their case you will have to call ACS to to set up the IA.
Phase 2 Example:
Installment Agreement – ACS under $50,000 liability – $1,200
Total Fee for Case: $3,975
Your Instructors are Tax Resolution Experts
There are 3 instructors that are certified to teach the Boot Camp and each are current tax resolution practitioners who are actively working cases.
Larry Lawler, CPA, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow
Larry is the National Director of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS). Larry has represented literally thousands of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and is a frequent public speaker, a writer on professional topics, and a regular trainer of tax professionals nationwide. He is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker who offers a mix of information, personality and humor in his presentations and interviews. His audiences enjoy him as much as he enjoys speaking. He has become nationally recognized for his skills in solving tax problems, his marketing expertise, and exceptional practice management abilities. He has been a New York Certified Public Accountant since 1973. He is also a fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. Larry is the managing partner of Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs, PC, the firm he established in 1973.
LG Brooks, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow
LG is the former CEO of U.S. Tax & Consulting Group and as of January 1st 2019 he is a Senior Tax Resolution Consultant at Lawler and Witkowski CPA’s. LG has been in the field of taxation for more than 29 years and has been in practice full time since 1990. LG is a member of several tax-related organizations and his tax practice includes Tax Representation, Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation and Pre-Tax Court Litigation Support Services. LG received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop College at Dallas, Texas in 1977, and is a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) and is currently a faculty member of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) administered by NAEA.
Steve Klitzner, Esq., CTRS
Steve is the CEO of Florida Tax Solvers. His practice in Miami is 100% focused on IRS Tax Resolution. Steve has presented at many ASTPS conferences in the past and is the newest member of the Boot Camp Training Team. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He currently sits on the IRS Advisory Council, and is a frequent lecturer on Tax Resolution topics and has presented to thousands of practitioners around the country. He is well known for the humor he brings to his presentations!
“Coming into this program I had little knowledge of the area. After the Boot Camp I can’t wait to take on my first case. This Boot Camp has given me the confidence I needed to move toward a tax representation career.”Sarah Staab
“No better program I am aware of better prepares the tax professional to immediately gain the knowledge and confidence to enter the tax resolution business!”Warren Banfield, EA
Unlike other programs that have popped up in recent years to capitalize on the trend of tax resolution training, the ASTPS Boot Camp has been running for over a decade! The course itself has evolved and improved quite a bit over the years based on the feedback of our attendees.
Click the button below to take a look at what over 500 of your professional colleagues had to say about the Boot Camp!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Attorneys, CPAs, Enrolled Agents, and all tax professionals who wish to make more money in their existing practice by gaining the tools needed to confidently represent taxpayers before the IRS. No prerequisite knowledge is required beyond that common to a CPA, EA, or Attorney. There is no advance preparation required.
90 DAY SUPPORT
We don’t abandon you after Boot Camp is over. We are always just a phone call away. During the 90 days following your Boot Camp you will have a onetime phone consultation with Certified Tax Resolution Specialist and ASTPS National Director Lawrence Lawler. Membership options are also available to continue your education and support. Plus you are also always welcome back at Boot Camp with a 50% discount forever.
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We are so sure that you will be 100% satisfied with our program that we are willing to give you a FULL REFUND if you are not! At the end of the first day, simply turn in your materials and we will gladly refund your registration fee.
After taking the two day boot camp, I feel like I am better able to assist my current clients as well as confidently expand my business to include tax resolution services.Susan Hackman, CPA
No Stranger to Virtual
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we had to get really good at virtual events and fast! We spent hours researching the best strategies and now we have well over 200 hours of Boot Camps and Advanced Conferences under our belt.
Every 2021 Boot Camp will have a virtual option. We will have 3 fully virtual events and 2 hybrid events. Hybrid means we will have a small number of people in person in a meeting room and then additional seats will be available online. This will help us accommodate those that feel comfortable traveling as well as those that aren’t ready just yet.
Take a look at the video to see an example of what our virtual events look like!
ASTPS was founded in the infancy of the tax resolution industry way back in 2003. Initially Larry Lawler and John Witkowski were running into a lot of clients with tax problems, but there were very few resources to help guide practitioners through the programs available. As they learned they decided to create ASTPS to share their new knowledge.
Initially they launched advanced training conferences for practitioners to get together several times per year. As the demand for the information increased they decided to create a comprehensive tax resolution training program which later became the Boot Camp.
Thousands of practitioners have gone through the Boot Camp over the last decade and if you’re looking to get started in tax resolution there is no better jumping off point!
Follow Up Interactive Q&A
Virtual Boot Camp attendees will be invited to join their fellow attendees in small group video Q&A sessions. These sessions will take places roughly a week following the end of the program. They will be run on the Zoom Meeting platform and you’re encouraged to turn on your video and bring your case questions to discuss!
Full Q&A Report
Throughout the course there will be hundreds of questions asked by attendees. We will go through all of the questions after the program to find the most instructive questions and send you the full report!