Taxpayers with federal tax issues typically have state tax issues:

  • Income Tax
  • Sale and Use Tax
  • Employer Withholding Tax
  • Unemployment Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Residency

Every state has a separate legal system for assessing and collecting tax. With fewer resources in comparison to the IRS as well as less formal procedures, state tax departments can be much more complicated to navigate. Most states have an Offer in Compromise program as well as payment plans. Pontius Tax Law, PLLC protects taxpayers with state tax issues from the Comptroller of Maryland, D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, Virginia Department of Taxation, and other state taxing entities.

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Experience & Practice Areas

Mr. Pontius has extensive examination experience with federal and state audits, protests of proposed adjustments and audit reconsideration. He represents clients on tax liens and levies, collection due process hearings, offers in compromises and requests for penalty abatement. He has experience with employment tax issues such as worker classification and the trust fund recovery penalty. Prior to founding Pontius Tax Law, PLLC, Mr. Pontius practiced for five years at Maryland tax controversy law firms in Rockville, Annapolis, and Bethesda. Mr. Pontius has two years’ experience in the international corporate tax group at KPMG in Tysons Corner, Virginia where he researched and analyzed a wide range of complex tax matters in the areas of compliance, provision, planning, and restructuring. At the accounting firm, Mr. Pontius worked with a broad range of U.S. multi-national and foreign-owned clients doing business as corporations and partnerships in the communications, financial services, and defense contractor industries.