Meet Golding & Golding
Our Clients are our Number One Priority
Our international tax attorney team at Golding & Golding has helped thousands of taxpayers successfully navigate the complex maze of offshore disclosure, FBAR & FATCA. Each client receives the personal and individualized attention they deserve. Each case is led by a Board-Certified Tax Law Specialist team that specializes exclusively in offshore reporting and tax compliance.
Flat-Fee, Full-Service Tax & Legal Representation
Our International Tax Attorney team provides our global clientele with full-service tax preparation, legal representation, IRS follow-up, and examination defense — for a flat-fee. Mr. Golding has been featured in several publications for matters involving offshore disclosure and compliance, including Forbes and The Washington Post.
Learn More About our Areas of International Tax Practice
IRS VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM
The IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) is used to report Offshore & Domestic Income & Assets.
STREAMLINED DOMESTIC OFFSHORE
Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures (SDOP) help Non-Willful U.S. Residents get into U.S. Tax Compliance.
STREAMLINED FOREIGN OFFSHORE
Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures (SFOP) help Non-Willful Foreign Residents Avoid Penalties.
DELINQUENT IRS SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Delinquent FBAR & International Return Submission Procedures are an Alternative to Streamlined & VDP.
Offshore Penalty Abatement
If you have already been penalized either in an Audit or via an IRS CP15 Notice, we can help you Abate the Penalties.
EXPATRIATION & U.S. EXIT TAX Preparation
We represent U.S. Citizens and Long-Term Residents with Expatriation, Covered Expatriate Status, Exit Tax, and Form 8854.
2ND OPINIONs & FIXING LAWYER MISTAKES
Amateur and Inexperienced Offshore Tax Lawyers put clients into bad tax situations. We help get them out of their tax messes.
International Tax Investigation & AUdit
If you are under investigation or or Audit for offshore income, assets, accounts, or investments, you should speak with Counsel.
Recent Client Testimonials
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
“The whole process of correcting unresolved tax issues went smoothly as Sean provided me with a courteous, timely and professional service” – Foreign Account Compliance Client
“The reason went with Golding & Golding was that we wanted to work with someone that had both knowledge and expertise as well as actual in-depth experience of working through international tax situations.” – Offshore Compliance Client
“Sean has provided us with an outstanding service throughout the streamlined procedure. Sean is straightforward, knowledgeable, reliable and extremely responsive.” – Voluntary Disclosure Client
“After searching for a good, recommended OVDP lawyer, I found Sean. He walked me through my problem step by step, keeping me in the loop throughout the process.” – OVDP Client
My first call with Sean Golding was very reassuring, as he showed strong competency in this domain. He was upfront, clear, open, honest, and caring. Further communication with him and his team went quick and easy.. .” – Streamlined Client
“Sean and his team helped me navigating through a complex compliance issue including personal and business related tax matters. He is experienced, knew how to address my situation right from the beginning. “ – Voluntary Disclosure Client
Frequently Asked Questions
Sean M. Golding is a Board-Certified Tax Law Specialist. There are more than 200,000 attorneys in California , and tens of thousands of them practice in some area of tax. Whether they are full time tax attorneys or they practice tax law as part of a bigger practice — tax law is everywhere. In California alone, there are less than 350 Board-Certified Tax Specialists. Less than 1% of attorneys nationwide are Board-Certified .
Because the test is brutal, and the applicant must also meet rigorous ethical and experience requirements as well.
A Tax Lawyer Specialist in Offshore Disclosure will generally have all five (5) of these main qualifications:
–20+Years Attorney experience
-Extensive Audits, Litigation & Trial experience
-Board Certified Tax Law Specialist
-Master’s of Tax Law (LL.M.)
-Dually-licensed as an Attorney/EA or Attorney/CPA
These credentials are considered “pre-requisites” for the effective practice of offshore disclosure law.
We offer reduced-fee consultations in 30-minute and 60-minute blocks. Our Attorneys will discuss your case with you in detail, including evaluating the facts, discussing potential strategies, and answering your questions.
No. These days, most free initial consultations are sales-pitches designed to prey upon taxpayer fear. It is referred to as fear-mongering or scare-mongering.
Yes, at the reduced-fee rates that we offer for our consultations.
Since the requirements for the streamlined program and delinquency procedures are generally less onerous than traditional voluntary disclosure, it seems like every attorney with a few years of attorney experience and a handful of streamlined cases under their belt is suddenly an “expert.”
Many of these attorneys who “claim” to specialize in this area of tax and law have no prior attorney experience, have never prepared tax returns with PFIC or related issues, and either just struck out on their own, or have non-legal experience they are trying to substitute for lack of litigation, trial and tax law experience.
The IRS has nearly 100,000 employees, so it depends.
Was the attorney a prior senior offshore disclosure lawyer for the IRS? If so, it may be beneficial.
The main issue in today’s marketplace are the attorneys who could not get hired as attorneys for the IRS and worked in an entry-level role, such as an examiner, agent or “IRS specialist” — none of which require any legal or tax background. They then try to use this basic audit and examination experience to mislead clients about IRS offshore disclosure and how the process works — which then compromises the client’s entire offshore disclosure submission.
We are a Team of Tax Attorneys and Tax Professionals. For each case we accept, Golding & Golding representation includes tax and information return preparation (foreign trusts, FBAR, FATCA, foreign gifts, etc.), Legal Preparation, Legal Representation, IRS follow-up and representation in an exam stemming from the submission. In other words, we got your back!
This is not a problem, and is becoming a question we hear all too often. The Client always has the right to terminate their attorney, receive back their documents and unused portion of their fees, and hire another attorney.
We do not provide any other attorneys authorization to post our articles. Mr. Golding is a nationally-recognized author. He is a Tax & Legal Columnist for various periodicals & journals in the U.S. and abroad, and has been featured in various articles, including Forbes. If you see our writing on any other attorney websites, please drop us a quick email and let us know. We appreciate it!
We do not accept unsolicited calls. Our administrative staff schedules initial consultations by email to ensure there are no miscommunications, especially in light of the fact that we receive inquiries from clients in over 80 countries. Once a client retains Golding & Golding, they have full (and direct) access to the staff members assigned to their case.
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