Book Description: America?s #1 Tax Guideâ€”Written for tax professionalsFor more than half a century, millions of Americans have turned to J. K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. The Professional Edition of Your Income Tax 2003 has all the content, features, and benefits of the best-selling J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 plus it also includes special sections for the tax professional.J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003, Professional Edition is divided into two volumes:Volume One includes the complete edition of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003, which for over 65 years has helped people solve their tax problems and has served as a valuable reference for tax practitioners. Volume Two expands the usefulness of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 by providing citations of tax authorities and sections devoted to practice before the IRS.The Professional Edition includes these special sections for the tax professional:Tax Law Authority â€” explains tax authorities, legislative, administrative and judicial and their relative importance in the practice of tax law. Citations of Authority â€” provides relevant tax authorities for the text of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003. The authorities cited are the Internal Revenue Code, IRS ruling and regulations, and court decisions. Law review and professional tax journals are also sited as an additional aid. These citations can save tax practitioners valuable time and effort researching income tax problems.Practice before the IRS â€” discusses how to handle tax audits and negotiate with the IRSPreparing a Federal Estate Tax Return â€” provides a sample filled-in estate tax return and explanation of how to prepare and file an estate tax returnWritten by a team of tax specialists, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003, Professional Edition includes all the outstanding features that have made J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 one of the nation's top-selling tax guides.Contains up-to-the-minute coverage of all changes to the tax laws and tax-saving advice on maximizing deductions and sheltering income. Features hundreds of examples of how tax laws apply to individuals. Features special bonuses throughout, including icons highlighting new tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, filing pointers, and planning strategies. Offers valuable links to Lasser Tax Tips Web site and a free update supplement complete with ready-to-use tax forms.