Attorney John Pontius is the founder of Pontius Tax Law, PLLC with offices in Washington, DC and in Rockville, Maryland. Pontius Tax Law strives to resolve sensitive tax problems through trust, dedication and value. 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, employment taxes, 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 five years at tax controversy firms in Maryland and the preceding two years in the international corporate tax group of KPMG in Virginia. In 2006, he began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army. In 2010 Mr. Pontius earned his Tax LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.