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John Pontius

John Pontius

Resolution of sensitive and serious tax problems.
  • Tax Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

Attorney John Pontius is the founder of Pontius Tax Law, PLLC with offices in Washington, DC and in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Pontius represents individual and business clients with sensitive and serious tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Mr. Pontius regularly advises clients with complex tax issues in the following areas: FBAR examinations, offshore disclosures, FATCA, 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, US Tax Court litigation along with defense of tax fraud and tax evasion. Before opening his firm in 2017, Mr. Pontius worked for seven years at tax controversy firms in Maryland and in the international corporate tax group of KPMG LLP in Virginia. In 2006, he began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army.

Practice Area
  • Tax Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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Education
Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. (2010) | Tax
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Widener University Commonwealth Law School
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Gettysburg College
B.A. (2002) | Economics
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Awards
Tax Rising Star: 2015-2019
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Maryland who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. # 56428
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
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Current
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Federal Bar Association
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Montgomery County Bar Association
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Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Long Hours, and They Aren’t All Billable
by Zoe Sagalow, Tax Notes
Updates on Denial or Revocation of U.S. Passports for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debtors
Tax Talk, Tax Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
Comments Regarding the OVDP and Streamlined Procedures to the IRS Acting Commissioner Kautter
ABA Tax Section
Individual Income Tax Consequences of the Affordable Care Act
Newsletter, Bar Association Of Montgomery County
What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Tax Liens
Tax Talk, Tax Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
How to be prepared for an IRS audit
Newsletter, Bar Association Of Montgomery County
Foreign Bank Account Reporting Extends Beyond Switzerland
Bar Bulletin, Maryland State Bar Association
A Guide for Worker Classification
Newsletter, Bar Association Of Montgomery County
Procedures to Stop an IRS Levy
Newsletter, Bar Association Of Montgomery County
Speaking Engagements
Demystifying IRS Letters While Resolving IRS Liens and Levies, Annual Meeting, North Bethesda, MD
Bar Association of Montgomery County
Updates on Denial or Revocation of US Passport for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debtors, Washington, DC
DC Bar
The Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on the Taxation of Individuals, Annual Lax Law Conference, Washington, DC
Federal Bar Association
Liens, Levies, and Collection Alternatives with the IRS and Maryland, Rockville, MD
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Techniques for Maximizing Charitable Giving, Owings Mills, MD
Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals
An Overview of Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation for Accountants, Columbia, MD
Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Getting Tax Documents from Uncle Sam: Tips for the Tax Practitioner, Germantown, MD
Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Pontius Tax Law, PLLC
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
USA
Telephone: (202) 756-1125
Pontius Tax Law, PLLC
199 East Montgomery Avenue
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
USA
Toll-Free: (240) 599-8027