At Pontius Tax Law, PLLC we believe it’s important to support and to be involved in our community. A community is stronger when we have one another to lean on. That is why John Pontius has donated to a handful of schools and organizations that have positively impacted his life. He hopes to help make a difference in the lives of those who attend these institutions after he did and to make their experiences even better than his own positive experience.

20th Annual Tax Professionals’ Networking Night

Pontius Tax Law is proud to be sponsoring the 20th Annual Tax Professionals’ Networking Night presented by the Maryland State Bar Association Taxation Section on November 17th! This association serves Maryland and beyond helping legal professionals by providing ongoing advocacy and support at every stage of their members careers. MSBA works to connect legal professionals with each other as well as leaders in the industry and their Annual Tax Professionals’ Networking Night is just one of the ways they do that. If you are a taxation section members, non-section member, non MSBA member or law students visit their website to get a ticket or learn more.

MSBA Section of Taxation Law

Attorney John Pontius joined the MSBA Section of Taxation Law learning event that was co-hosted by MACPA and had the pleasure of presenting for the 2022 Advanced Tax Institute for day 2 discussing Fundamentals and Hot Topics in State / Federal Controversy. Pontius spoke about tax controversies including audits, appeals, and collection alternatives to liens and levies.

To learn more about this learning event please visit their website.

Community of Hope D.C.

Our team was proud to show our support for Community of Hope D.C. by attending their Night of Hope on October 5, 2023! This night benefited Community of Hope D.C. and their ongoing work to care for families struggling to find a place to sleep at night, dealing with health issues and unemployment in the D.C. community. For more information about Community of Hope D.C., please visit our webpage!

Volunteer for Vets Scholarship

Mr. Pontius began practicing law in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Germany and was deployed to Iraq. Due to this, he believes Veterans are owed a huge debt for the service they do for our country. We are looking to hear from Veterans, or individuals who are close with a veteran, about why they deserve to be recognized for their service. You can learn more about this $1,000 scholarship opportunity here.

Diversity in Tax Law Webinar

Thank you to those of you who joined Attorney John Pontius at the Diversity in Tax Law webinar on Thursday, April 15th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. This webinar was free to Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) members and non-MSBA members. To learn more visit the webinar page.

The Pontius Tax group is excited to participate in the annual Diversity in Tax Law Panel on April 15th, 2022, from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm. We want to invite anyone interested in joining to create a free profile on the MSBA website to participate. The MSBA Taxation Section Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be featuring a wide range of speakers. This will be a virtual experience, making it easy to partake from anywhere!

Some of the places John Pontius has donated to include:

  • Landon School
  • Gettysburg College
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rockville 
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...
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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.
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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 .
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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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