It's tax season again, and more than 25 million taxpayers are faced with the terrifying prospect of Internal Revenue Service audits, assessments, or even worse.
But could there be a way to file from home without fear? Tax expert Daniel Pilla says "yes."
Dan Pilla talks to Dr. Pat Robertson on The 700 Club about some of the suggestions in his book The IRS Problem Solver. Click play to watch the interview.
The Two Greatest Fears among Americans during tax time are:
1. The IRS can do anything it wants, legally.
2. Tax mistakes equal jail time.
But Pilla, who is a tax litigation consultant, says these fears are false.
He explains that people are too quick to submit to federal tax notices instead of fighting them. As a result, millions of responsible Americans end up paying untold billions each year - money they may not even owe.
In his new book, The IRS Problem Solver, Pilla offers practical advice for those who file on their own. He also offers steps to combat the IRS the next time they come knocking at the door.
Pilla takes on subjects from audits to tax debt caused by current or former spouses. He says you can solve your tax problems easily, legally, and inexpensively.
Pilla's book provides real life scenarios along with steps and even form letters to combat the claim.
He says it's all just part of his mission to help ordinary Americans in their battles with the tax agency.
*Originally broadcast on April 5, 2010.