Bishop L Toups

I love helping clients with Estate Planning, Elder Law and Tax issues!

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About Bishop L. Toups

Bishop L. Toups is an estate planning, elder law, and tax attorney in Southwest Florida. He helps clients with their various estate planning needs and helps clients navigate the Medicaid system here in Florida. He also represents clients nationwide and worldwide in front of the IRS. Bishop is also a V.A. accredited attorney and helps Veterans obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He graduated from The Florida State University, Stetson University of College of Law, and he received a tax law degree (LL.M.) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, which is consistently ranked a top 3 tax program nationwide.

Bishop had the privilege of learning how to represent clients in front of the IRS from his good friend, mentor, and partner, Frederick W. Daily (Fred). This firm was formed by Fred and Bishop to carry on Fred’s legacy of helping clients stand up to the IRS.

Bishop has been quoted in many publications: Nolo, Forbes, US News and World Report, Realtor.com, and The Street. Bishop has also co-authored two tax books with Fred: “Surviving an IRS Tax Audit” and “Tax Savvy for the Small Business.”

Bishop is also a practicing Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army, Florida National Guard where he practices in military operational law and criminal law.

In his spare time, Bishop enjoys traveling, volunteering, collecting vinyl records, playing chess poorly, and spending time with his border collie mix Buddy.

Education

  • Jesuit High School, Tampa
  • B.S. Florida State University
  • J.D. Stetson University College of Law
  • Tax LL.M. University of Florida Levin College of Law

Courts

  • State Courts of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • All Military Courts

Stand Up to the IRS

A NOLO published book

IRS Bills? The Internal Revenue Service can wreak havoc on your life. This book has the information and strategies you need to confront America’s most intimidating agency.

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Tax Savvy for Small Business

A NOLO published book

Create a business tax strategy that will save you time, energy and money. Getting your tax on track will free time to do what really counts - running a profitable business.

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Surviving an IRS Tax Audit

An Amazon published book

Worried about surviving an IRS audit? This book explains what to say, what to do, even what to wear so that a visit from the auditor doesn't turn into a disaster.

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Mr. Daily is THE expert in his field. I've had the pleasure to work with him for over 20 years and he has always found the time to counsel and explain the best course of action.

JG | tax law assistance and counsel

Mr. Daily and his expertise helped me get out of a tax situation that could have forced the dissolution of my business and ruined my credit.

Anonymous | Representation and defense in front of the IRS

Fred assisted us through a multi year audit with ease and professionalism. His guidance was excellent and it was obvious he knew exactly how to handle the IRS

Richard | Multiyear tax audit defense

Thank you. Thank you. You got the tax lien removed and I was able to get my home re-financed.

Stephan | Removal of erroneous federal tax lien

Two years ago my finances (and life) were a mess. The IRS was on my back with tax levies of my bank accounts. Today, all of that is behind me. I can sleep at night.

Seraphina | IRS debt reduced from $200,000 to $14,700

The accountant that you warned me against tried to create endless fear as an incentive to hire him. You then helped me through the process of getting back into the tax system and not worry.

Sharon | 12 years non-filing of tax returns

Fred, I believe you function as part attorney, part therapist. You really do care about your clients.

David | IRS business audit appeal case

Tax Audit Defense

A tax audit can be overwhelming. Your behavior during the audit is critical to its outcome. IRS auditors are trained to extract information from you. If you’re alone and not properly prepared, you can expose your business and incur devastating penalties.

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IRS Tax Appeal

It’s a crime not to pay taxes. But usually, the IRS will not press criminal charges. If you hear from the Criminal Investigation Department, you should realize the situation is very serious. Contact a tax attorney immediately!

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Unfiled Tax Returns

If the IRS has come to collect the money you owe them, you need to act fast. A tax collection in the wrong moment can harm your business and set you back years. A tax attorney can lead the negotiation and convince the IRS to adopt more lenient measures.

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