Navigating the US tax laws can be a daunting challenge. Let Pontius Tax Law, PLLC be your guide. We are experienced with complex federal, state, and international reporting laws. We advise on tax compliance for businesses and individuals. We frequently work with our clients’ accountants on technical issues.

We advise on cross-border tax issues for businesses and individuals. Outbound taxation is related to the foreign income of US persons (i.e. US citizens, residents and domestic businesses). Common outbound taxation issues are foreign earned income exclusions, foreign tax credits, controlled foreign corporations (CFCs), passive foreign investment companies (PFICs) and expatriation taxes. Inbound taxation refers to the US income for foreign persons (i.e. foreign businesses and nonresident aliens). Typical inbound taxation issues are investment income or business income from US sources, capital gains and foreign investment in real property act (FIRPTA). Both outbound and inbound taxation cover the following topics: residency, tax treaties, check the box elections, employment taxes, estate and gift taxes, withholding tax and tax reporting.

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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.