International Tax Attorney - Enrolled Agent, Certified Tax Law Specialist (Golding & Golding)

International Tax Attorney – Enrolled Agent, Certified Tax Law Specialist (Golding & Golding)

International Tax Attorney – Enrolled Agent, Certified Tax Law Specialist

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, LL.M., 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.

In addition to earning the Certified Tax Law Certification, Sean also holds an LL.M. (Master’s in Tax Law) from the University of Denver and is also an Enrolled Agent (the highest credential awarded by the IRS.) 

He is frequently called upon to lecture and write on issues involving IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure.

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Less than 1% of Tax Attorneys Nationwide

Out of more than 200,000 practicing attorneys in California, less than 400 attorneys have achieved this Certified Tax Law Specialist designation.

The exam is widely regarded as one of (if not) the hardest tax exam given in the United States for practicing Attorneys. It is a designation earned by less than 1% of attorneys.

Golding & Golding – We Specialize in IRS Offshore Disclosure

At Golding & Golding, we focus exclusively on IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure. 

Golding & Golding limits their practice exclusively to IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure matters. Sean represents clients worldwide (in over 60 countries) with Offshore Disclosure (OVDP) and Streamlined Procedures, as well as FBAR & FATCA Compliance.


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What We Do

Flat-Fee, Full-Service: Our International Tax Attorneys represent hundreds of Taxpayers annually in over 60 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!

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OVDP

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.

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Streamlined Program

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!

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Reasonable Cause

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.

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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 8938352054718621PFIC or other Requirements. 

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Who are Golding & Golding?

Golding & Golding limits their practice exclusively to IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure matters. Sean represents clients worldwide (in over 60 countries) with Offshore Disclosure (OVDP) and Streamlined Procedures, as well as FBAR & FATCA Compliance.

Throughout his nearly 20 years of practicing as an Attorney, Sean also has gained extensive litigation experience in highly complex civil and criminal matters nationwide.

He has represented individuals and businesses in a broad range of both civil litigation and audit matters and has helped thousands of individual and business clients worldwide avoid criminal charges, as well as reduce and avoid penalties. (See our Case Results for more information.)

Sean has been retained to represent clients in offshore disclosures matters with unreported accounts reaching nearly $40,000,000 in a single disclosure and has substantial experience with facilitating compliance of Foreign Corporations, CFC (Controlled Foreign Corporations), and PFIC (Passive Foreign Investment Companies), in all aspects of Offshore Disclosure. 

Sean’s clients include U.S. and foreign businesses and families living throughout the states and abroad. Past and current clients reside in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey Islands, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, and more.

Sean graduated from one of the nation’s Top Master of Tax Law Programs at the University of Denver, where he also received his Bachelor’s degree. He worked his way through school and earned Dean’s List distinction at both Whittier Law School and University of Denver.

  • Certified Tax Law Specialist (Less than 1% of Practicing Tax Attorneys Nationwide)
  • Member, State Bar of California, 1999-Present (Inactive 2004-2005 while launching NY practice)
  • Member, State Bar of New York, 2004-Present
  • Enrolled Agent, Federally Licensed Tax Practitioner 
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court
  • Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate

Having achieved Enrolled Agent status, Sean is one of only a few attorneys licensed to represent individual and corporate clients nationwide before the IRS, IRS Appeals Board, Tax Courts, and Federal Courts. He has been quoted in several news publications, including Accounting Magazine and Tax Pro Today.

Sean is originally from New York City and currently resides with his family in Southern California. He is active within the community and serves on various legal panels. Sean is also a former ranked junior competitor Tennis Player in the Eastern Tennis Association (part of the USTA). In his free time, Sean enjoys traveling.

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 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.

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