International Tax Attorney Washington DC – Certified Tax Specialist
International Tax Attorney Washington D.C.: Our International IRS Offshore Compliance Lawyers represent clients throughout Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure is a highly niched area of law that combines Legal Advocacy and Tax Analysis, with Tax Return Preparation. It also required a strong background in IRS Audit and Trial/Litigation experience.
Sean M. Golding, JD, LLM, EA – Certified Tax Law Specialist
Our Managing Partner, Sean M. Golding, JD, LLM, EA is the only Attorney nationwide who has earned the Certified Tax Law Specialist credential and specializes in IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Matters. Sean is one of only a handful of attorneys licensed in both New York & California and has a Master’s degree in Tax Law.
In addition, Sean is also an Enrolled Agent (the highest credential awarded by the IRS.)
Less than 1% of Tax Attorneys Nationwide Are Certified Specialists
Anyone can say they “specialize” in tax, but only few are State Bar Certified Tax Law Specialists.
Sean M. Golding is one of less than 400 Attorneys (out of more than 200,000 practicing California Attorneys) to earn the Certified Tax Law Specialist credential. The credential is awarded to less than 1% of Attorneys.
The exam is widely regarded as one of (if not) the hardest tax exam given in the United States for practicing Attorneys.
Sean has accumulated nearly 20 years of legal experience and is also an Enrolled Agent, the highest credential awarded by the IRS (which authorizes him to represent clients before the IRS in all 50 states). Mr. Golding is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Sean has served as a contributing author to the NOLO legal book series on issues involving U.S. and International IRS and State Tax matters for individuals and businesses.
Sean represents clients in:
- Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures
- Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures
- Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures
- FBAR Penalties
- Form 8938 Penalties (FATCA)
- Form 3520 Penalties
- Form 5471 Penalties
- For 8865 Penalties
- International Tax Investigations
- Criminal International Tax Investigations
He is frequently called upon to lecture and write on issues involving IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure.
Why are these Credentials Important?
Whether it is because you are arguing for a reduced OVDP penalty, Mark-to-Market or other complex tax elections, experience is crucial. Moreover, if your Streamlined Submission is audited, or you are under audit for unrelated issues, and the Streamlined submission you made is still open (statute of limitation), you need an experienced litigator.
In addition, when it comes to the tax preparation, unless your Attorney is also a CPA or Enrolled Agent, they will not be handling the Accounting or Tax Preparation for you. Rather, they will retain a 3rd party, who you may never get to meet (and have no input in the selection process) to handle your taxes. And, who knows if they are any good?
You will find that most experienced Tax Attorneys handling these types of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure matters are have both the requisite legal and tax background to best represent you.
Is Distance Important?
No. What is most important is that you find a firm and an Attorney you can trust. We have represented clients who are located throughout Washington D.C., nationwide, and the entire world (we are approaching a client base that expands to nearly 60 countries). We use our high-technology offices to make representation and communication nearly seamless.
Golding & Golding, APLC: We are a team of International Tax Lawyers and Enrolled Agents. We focus our entire Tax Law Practice on IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure, including the traditional Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, FBAR Penalty Reduction, and FATCA Reporting for individuals.
What We Do
Flat-Fee, Full-Service: Our International Tax Attorneys represent hundreds of Taxpayers annually in over 50 different countries around the world in IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure. We have developed a unique Tax Law Firm that is devoted entirely to representing clients in IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure. We work with you every step of the way!
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP): Our International Tax Lawyers represent clients with IRS OVDP (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program) submissions. We diligently work to protect our clients, while developing cost-effective tax & penalty reduction strategies for Foreign Income, Assets, Real Estate and Investments worldwide.
Streamlined Offshore Disclosure: If you are Non-Willful or have Reasonable Cause, you may be able to reduce or avoid Offshore Disclosure Penalties for FBAR or FATCA non-compliance. Our International Tax Lawyers evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case, including penalty reduction strategies, and work with you every step of the way!
IRS Reasonable Cause Statement: Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your nondisclosure, reasonable cause may be a viable alternative to either OVDP or the streamlined program. Reasonable cause is a fact specific submission, in which you request a penalty waiver in lieu of the OVDP or Streamlined Domestic Penalty.
We Can Help You!
Offshore Disclosure: We safely bring Taxpayers from around the world into IRS Tax Compliance. We work together to evaluate and analyze your case, including assessing whether you are willful or non-willful, the pros and cons of entering OVDP, Streamlined, or Reasonable Cause, and whether you may have Form 8938, 3520, 5471, 8621, PFIC or other Requirements.
Reduced Fee Initial Consultation
We understand that many firms offer a “Free” Initial Consultation, with the word being used loosely.
Oftentimes, these firms use these free consultations to bait you in, only to try to scare you (5 Years Prison) or sell you (Better Act Now!). This is not how Golding & Golding, APLC operates.
When you are ready to contact our firm, we will schedule a reduced fee consultation to discuss the facts of your case in more detail and provide you a firm understanding of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and what your options are for compliance.