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.

Contact a Washington DC tax planning lawyer for help in managing your tax returns.

Attorney John Pontius

Pontius Tax Law, PLLC is a tax law firm that strives to resolve sensitive tax problems through trust, dedication and value. The law firm was founded by John Pontius with offices in Washington, DC,  Rockville, MD, Bethesda, MD, Fairfax, VA, and Alexandria, VA. Mr. Pontius represents individual and business clients with sensitive and serious tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. His client base is local, national, and international.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Pontius has represented businesses and individuals with complex tax issues in the following areas: FBAR examinations, offshore and domestic disclosures, FATCA, FIRPTA, tax planning, unfiled tax returns, release of tax liens and levies, trust fund recovery penalty, IRS and state audit examinations, as well as appeals, penalty abatement, U.S. Tax Court litigation, along with defense of tax fraud and evasion. If you require assistance from a tax lawyer, contact Mr. Pontius to discuss your situation.

Client Reviews
John helped us with a DC tax audit and succeeded in getting us a "no change" final decision. The issues were related to two flow-through entities and the use of carry-forward operating losses -- something that the DC auditors struggled to understand and with which they did not have any...
Paul A
Mr. Pontius is extremely professional and was able to take care of my tax returns which includes international bank accounts quickly and at a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.
I received a fee this past November from the IRS for over $800 because of an error I made on my 2016 taxes. I called my cousin, John Pontius, and he immediately knew what steps needed to be taken. Thanks to him, the fee was cleared. A 10 minute conversation...
As an American citizen living in the Middle East my local banker informed me that I needed to file FBARs and report my worldwide income to the IRS. Through the recommendation of another attorney at an international law firm, I was introduced to John Pontius. Mr. Pontius efficiently and effectively...
Kareem S
John handled a difficult IRS lien for my client. He was excellent in getting the lien released so we could close on the property. I would highly recommend John .
Bobbie M
We were seeking tax advice with managing two properties, LLC, as well as some future financial planning. John responded to my call in a timely manner and was happy to answer our questions while referring us to specialists who can manage our accounts on a more regular basis.
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