On Your Own In Tax Court: United States Tax Court without a Lawyer
When most people think of conducting a case in any court, the first thing they think they need to know is the law. But that's not so. Because trials are not about the law, they are about the facts. It isn't until after the facts are put on the record at trial that you apply the law to them in what is called a post-trial brief. To successfully conduct your own case in Tax Court you need to know the Rules of the Court, the Rules of Evidence, and the Rules of Civil Procedure. You need to know the order of events, the special vocabulary of the Court, how to make a motion, and how to respond to one. The law comes last and is rarely mentioned at all until after the trial is over. This book is written by a non-lawyer for non-lawyers. It explains what the author learned in Tax Court and what he wishes he'd known going in. For the price of 20 minutes of a lawyer's time you can learn what most people going to Tax Court on their own never discover at all or until it's too late. The information in this book is guaranteed to improve your performance in Tax Court whether you have a lawyer or not, or the publisher will refund your money with no questions asked.