Paul A

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.