Los Angeles May 8-9 2018


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Join the more than 2400 Practitioners that got their tax resolution careers started at the ASTPS Technical Boot Camp!


If you are like many of our members, or past Boot Camp graduates, you’re tired of relying on hundreds of tax returns every year to make a living. The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers shows you how to escape the tax return grind and use your existing credentials to diversify your practice and gain a steady stream of business year round.

How would you like to add $40,000 - $60,000 to your practice in 12 months? You could do this by solving just one Offer in Compromise case per month. Offers in Compromise are just one of the tools the Certified Tax Resolution Specialists at ASTPS will teach you how to effectively use at Boot Camp. After investing so much to become a CPA, EA, or Attorney why wouldn’t you want to earn the highest fees you are capable of?

Below you will find sample fees charged by tax problem resolution practitioners for difference cases.

• Offers in Compromise $3,500.00 – $6,000.00

• Employment Tax Representation $3,500.00

• Trust Fund Recovery Penalty $3,500.00

• Installment Agreements $1,750.00 – $3,000.00

• Innocent Spouse Representation $950.00 – $3,500.00

• Penalty Abatement $650.00 – $1,150.00

• Release of Bank or Wage Levy $750.00

These are just a sample of the fees you could earn by incorporating tax resolution services into your firm. Each case is unique and the fees will depend on your location and the work involved. You will learn how to use these different tools to solve your clients problems and much more at Boot Camp.

What You'll Learn

The ASTPS Boot Camp is a 2-day technical course on IRS Tax Problem Resolution. In this hands-on workshop, 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.

You're going to cover a lot of material in 2 days including:

• Offer in Compromise Rules

• Case Planning Techniques

• Securing Information From IRS

• Installment Agreements

• IRS Notices and Critical Dates

• Preparation of IRS Forms

• Employment Tax Delinquency

• IRS Powers of Attorney

• Innocent/Injured Spouse Rules

• Penalty Abatement Rules

• Representing Before Appeals

• TFRP Rules

Get Paid Now!

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.

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!

Continuing Education with Serious Money Making Potential

At the Boot Camp you will receive 2 days of hands on training by Certified Tax Resolution Specialists eligible for 16 hours of Continuing Professional or Legal Education.

ASTPS is accredited by NASBA, the IRS, and the Florida Bar Association to be a provider CE/CPE and CLE.

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.

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.

Boot Camp Testimonials

"Amazing what can be learned in 2 Days! I definitely feel more confident in representing clients now." - Jason Upshaw, EA

"No better program I am aware of that better prepares the tax professional to immediately gain the knowledge and confidence needed to enter the tax resolution business" - Warren Banfield, EA

"Great energy, professional & fun. Practice cases were a big plus." - Ron D'Abrosca, EA

"Short Answer - The best program ever!" - Mikal Abdullah, EA


You will have TWO Certified Tax Resolution Specialist course instructors. What does this mean for you? This means you will have double the knowledge and experience at your disposal. Take a moment and read about your instructors below.

Lawrence Lawler, CPA, EA, NTPI Fellow, CTRS

LarryLAWRENCE M. 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. The firm derives seventy percent of its annual income from TAPeR (Tax Problem Resolution) work. He is available as an expert interview on tax and accounting issues or as a quotable expert source for media.

LG Brooks, EA, NTPI Fellow, CTRS

LGLG BROOKS, EA, CTRS, NTPI FELLOW is the CEO and Senior Consultant of U.S. Tax & Consulting Group. LG has been in the field of taxation for more than 20 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.


We don’t abandon you after Boot Camp is over. We are always just a phone call away. During the 30 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.


Register 2 weeks prior to the event and receive $100.00 off your registration.

Non-Member Registration: $897.00*

Bronze Registration: $852.15*

Silver Registration: $807.30*

Gold Registration: $762.45*

*Prices above include Early Bird discount

Additional Attendee(s) receive $100 OFF your registration fee. They will also be eligible to receive the early bird discount and member discounts of the primary registrant.

For example if you are a Gold Member and your register more than 2 weeks early:

  • 2nd Attendee $677.45
  • 3rd Attendee $592.45
  • 4th Attendee $507.45
  • 5th Attendee $507.45
  • 6th Attendee FREE

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.

Still have questions? Call now and speak to an ASTPS representative at 716-630-1650. We will be happy to answer any questions and guide you through the registration process.

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