Persuasive Writing: Using the English Language to Win Tax Cases



Peter Faber wrote this bylined article to advocate writing well when representing taxpayers in state and local tax (SALT) matters. “All too often, SALT practitioners seem to feel that their real work involves analyzing a tax issue and coming to a conclusion,” Mr. Faber wrote. ”Setting their analysis and conclusion down on paper is an afterthought to which little attention is given. This can be a big mistake. After all, the written product is that part of a case that stays with the decision-maker.”