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 experience. We retained John after roughly 6 months of trying to explain our position and the tax law to no avail, with the auditors denying our deductions. John worked diligently to create narrative summaries and documentation that turned the decision (without requiring an in-person conference). Sometimes you just need an attorney to have the auditors take your position seriously, especially as the DC staff does not necessarily have any academic background or training in accounting or tax.

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 with John saved me $800.


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 brought me into US tax compliance without any penalties. I strongly recommend Mr. Pontius to anyone with complex tax issues.

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.

Janelle M