IRS Whistleblower: 33 Years as an IRS Insider
The secrets of how to engage the IRS and win
IRS Enforcer/Abuser Comes Clean and Shares Secrets that the IRS does not Want You to Know. This one-of-a-kind story about life inside the most reviled and hated agency in the U.S. Government will have you reeling. The Internal Revenue Service sends chills down most people’s spines, and for good reason – every year they seize tens of millions of dollars in cash, wages, bank accounts, houses, businesses, and cars. Now a 33-year IRS veteran tax collector is ready to tell his story. Richard Schickel’s memoir, IRS Whistleblower, shares the secrets that the IRS does not want you to know; about its culture, its procedures, and how they train their employees to think. It tells for the first time in print about the Social Security Loophole that allows people who have never paid for Social Security to receive benefits for life. The IRS is a fear machine – it hurts some of the people all of the time and some of the people none of the time. Between 16-20% of U. S. Citizens never file or correctly pay their share of income and other taxes. The IRS knows about this but instead of chasing them, it prefers to keep the W-2 wage earners in a box, tortured by a hot poker of fear, anger, and greed. This memoir will share how the IRS fosters a culture of unyielding power and abuse, mistreating taxpayers and non-taxpayers alike. In return, the public abuses the IRS by stealing at least $50 billion dollars out of the Treasury every year due to fraudulent claims and false refunds. Richard Schickel was a Senior Revenue Officer but also one of the abusers and enforcers who seized cash, wages, bank accounts, houses, businesses, and cars, sometimes destroying people’s lives just to “teach taxpayers a lesson”. He was also one of the abused when he exposed Anti-Semitism, racism, and sexual harassment in IRS case processing. In the last half of his career, Richard Schickel became the tax collector who cared, transforming into a person who knew the IRS system well enough to help his taxpayers. And now he wants to help you too! This story is written with warmth, humor, and wisdom. Richard Schickel shares what he witnessed – the good, the bad, and the ugly. It will shock you, make you mad, and hopefully cause you to demand change in the IRS and Congress. This book is essential reading for anyone in trouble with the IRS. If you owe money or are being audited, or have been contacted by IRS Criminal Agents, read this book. It is an insider’s guide to the IRS.
About the Author
Richard M. Schickel is a 33 year veteran of the Internal Revenue Service. He was a Senior Revenue Officer responsible for collecting Income and Social Security taxes from wealthy individuals and large corporations. He successfully worked a variety of collection cases and retired in December, 2013. He was also an IRS Instructor, Coach and in his off time authored an IRS internal book called the Asset Recovery Guide which IRS adapted as the Financial Analysis Section of the Internal Revenue Manual. He was awarded 65 awards from the IRS and the Treasury Department for his work. As a tax collector he was also a bill collector, psychologist, credit counselor, loan officer, auctioneer, marketing specialist, marriage counselor, financial planner, social worker, paralegal, mediator, asset evaluator, negotiator, judge, jury and enforcer. He is writing a second book called – What to Do if the IRS is After You, together with other retired IRS employees. That book is to be released in Spring, 2016.
- Paperback: 326 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; first edition (June 27, 2015)
“Interesting look at the inside of the powerful, secretive IRS…” ” A must read for anyone experiencing problems with the IRS. Par memoir, part self help, this guy knows his stuff.” “As a certified tax attorney, this book confirms my views of the IRS.” “As a former IRS attorney, I found it interesting and informative.”
Awesome and valuable tax information.
As a current IRS employee of 9 years, this book provided valuable insight to the inter-workings of many departments. I enjoyed this book tremendously as it tells so much history and truths. If you want to truly learn about the IRS, this book is a must read. This book leaves no stone unturned.
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but it was good.
It was very informative. He didn’t give out every little tidbit about how the IRS selects audits, but it was good.