Fred is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating earned by American attorneys and is authorized to practice federal tax law in all of the 50 states. Fred currently resides and practices in the Tampa Bay area.

Frederick William Daily, III

Frederick (Fred) W. Daily  is a Tampa Bay tax law specialist who focuses on cases involving tax crime and tax fraud. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Florida College of Law. Fred holds a Masters in Law (Taxation) and formerly served on the tax faculty at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Fred currently practices in the Greater Tampa Bay area.

Fred is a member of the State of California and Florida Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal District and Courts of Appeal.

He is the author of several books, including “Stand Up to the IRS,” “Tax Savvy for Small Business, “Surviving an IRS Tax Audit”. Two of these titles have continuously been in print since 1992 and 1995, and are updated annually.

Fred’s tax commentary has been utilized on TurboTax and licensed by Microsoft; his tax advice is posted on, and He has given tax programs for Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and even IRS agents. Fred attended, and provided data used in the 1998 Senate Finance Committee IRS hearings, that resulted in a sweeping IRS Reform act.

He is regularly quoted in publications including the New York Times, Maxim, U. S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Tax Hotline, Bottom Line, Redbook, Smart Money, and Money. His television appearances include ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox’s Burden of Proof, CBS’s Street Stories; he has appeared on hundreds of local and national radio programs, including NPR’s Marketplace.

Fred currently resides and practices in the greater Tampa Bay area. Contact him here.