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John Pontius, Esq.

Pontius Tax Law, PLLC

1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC



Additional office location in Rockville

What are the areas in which you have represented clients with complex tax issues?
I navigate my clients through stressful tax matters through trust, dedication and value in: FBAR examinations, offshore and domestic disclosures, FATCA, FIRPTA, tax planning, unfiled tax returns, release of tax liens and levies, employment taxes, trust fund recovery penalty, IRS and state audit examinations as well as appeals, penalty abatement, U.S. Tax Court litigation along with defense of tax fraud and tax evasion.

Before opening my firm in 2017, I worked for five years at tax controversy firms in Maryland and the preceding two years in the international corporate tax group of KPMG in Virginia. In 2006, I began my legal career as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army. In 2010 I earned my Tax LLM (Master of Laws) from the Georgetown University Law Center.

John Pontius represents individual and business clients with sensitive and serious tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.

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