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How to Beat the I.R.S. at Its Own Game: Strategies to Avoid-and Fight-an Audit Revised Edition

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About the Author

Amir D. Aczel is the bestselling author of ten books, including "Entanglement, The Riddle of the Compass, The Mystery of the Aleph, " and "Fermat's Last Theorem." He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Revised edition (January 5, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568580487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568580487
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amir Aczel is a professor of statistics whom the IRS treated badly during an unnecessary and unjustified audit. For example, the IRS auditor repeatedly telephoned Aczel at his home before dawn, depriving Aczel, his wife and small baby of sleep. Wanting to avoid such a nasty experience in the future, Aczel used his statistical skills to detect the rules that the IRS uses to choose taxpayers to audit.
He used a super computer to compare thousands of audited income tax returns with thousands of other returns which were not audited. The result is this fascinating book. It explains 14 rules for avoiding an IRS audit.
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This book is invaluable...I won my audit because of the tips I learned from this book.
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The book arrived on my porch, I guess my Labrador Puppy doesn't like the IRS, as he destroyed the cover and first few pages. I was still able to read the book. The book helped me survive the audit, also helped me learn how to repair my tax returns for easier, stress free tax season. GREAT book, Great read. A must have for anyone that pays taxes.
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I love that this guy is a statistician and used his skills to 'crack the IRS code' and then share his findings. However, the chapters end at page 179 and the good stuff doesn't start until page 121. This is where the results of his research begin and I will definitely keep the book to refer to these 58 pages. The rest of the book has some useful information but it's overly fluffed up with the author's negative views toward the IRS. An excellent alternative is "Stand Up to the IRS," by tax attorney Frederick Daily. I give this book a 4 star rating though because the author provides readers with the results of a very extensive review of over 1200 tax returns. I hope Dr. Aczel does another study and provides an updated book soon (this book was published 17 years ago).
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