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RICHARD CARPENTER
CERTIFIED TAX LAW SPECIALIST

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NAMED A "SUPER LAWYER" FOR NINE CONSECTUTIVE YEARS (2008 to 2016)
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YOU DON'T NEED TO FEAR THE IRS WITH ME ON YOUR SIDE.

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RICHARD CARPENTER's BACKGROUND:

    • 30 YEARS OF TAX LAW EXPERIENCE - Since 1984, I have successfully assisted thousands of clients with resolving their IRS and California tax disputes and have saved them millions of dollars. Put my 30 years of tax law experience to work for you.

    • CERTIFIED TAX LAW SPECIALIST - I am a Certified Tax Law Specialist (State Bar of California). This is the highest tax designation available to a California tax attorney. I have been a certified San Diego attorney for 25 years.

    • NAMED A "SUPER LAWYER" FOR EIGHT CONSECUTIVE YEARS - I have been named a "SUPER LAWYER" in tax for the past 9 consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). As a California tax attorney, only a couple CA attorneys in all of the state have received this prestigious award for the past 9 consecutive years.

    • TAX LAW PROFESSOR FOR 22 YEARS - For the past 22 years, I have been a part-time Tax Law Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law graduate tax program since 1993. I teach the Tax Court Litigation class using my experience with the IRS Tax Court. I am the only IRS tax specialist in San Diego who teaches the Tax Court Litigation class.

    • "AV Preeminent" RATING - I am an "AV Preeminent" rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest and most prestigious rating available to an attorney in the US. An "AV" Preeminent rating is a sign that I am considered by my peers to be at the highest level of professional excellence.

  • PRIOR VICE CHAIR OF CALIFORNIA TAX LAW SECTION - During 2004, I served a one-year appointment as Vice Chair of the 3,000+ member Taxation Section of the State Bar of California.

  • 14 PUBLISHED TAX LAW ARTICLES - I have written 14 published articles, including some of the leading tax law articles resolving IRS tax disputes. Examples of these are:

  • FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED AT IRS AUDIT, published in Taxation For Accountants, March 1998 issue.
  • WHAT ACCOUNTANTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TAX COURT, Published in Taxation For Accountants, February 1998 issue.
  • PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL TAX MATTERS, published in Taxation For Accountants, May 1998 issue and republished in Taxation For Lawyers, July/August 1998 issue.
  • GET THE BEST DEAL FOR CLIENTS FROM THE IRS COLLECTION DIVISION, published in Taxation For Accountants, August 1998 issue and re-published in Taxation For Lawyers, September/October 1998 issue.
  • SAVED BY THE BELL, OR LEFT AT THE STATION, LIMITATIONS PERIODS COUNT, published in Taxation For Accountants, October 1998 issue.
  • OBTAINING THE BEST RESULTS IN AN IRS ESTATE TAX AUDIT, published in Estate Planning, Aug./Sept. 1999 issue.
  • CAN AN ATTORNEY PARTICIPATE IN THE WRITING OF AN EXPERT WITNESS REPORT IN THE TAX COURT?, published in Journal of Taxation, June 2004.

    • STRONG ACADEMIC BACKGROUND - I received my BBA degree in accounting from the prestigious Baruch School of Business of the City University of New York and my Juris Doctor law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

    • PRIOR CPA WORK EXPERIENCE - From 1977 to 1981 (prior to my attending law school), I worked for four years for an international CPA firm in the Wall Street section of New York City. I first became a New York CPA in 1979 and then a California CPA in 1982. I am currently a California CPA (inactive status).

    • EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD - I was honored to be a co-recipient of the 2009 Bernard Witkin award for Excellence in Teaching as a University of San Diego School of Law Tax Clinic Professor.

  • NATIONWIDE TAX CONTROVERSY PRACTICE - I can help you regardless of where you live. My tax law practice is limited to civil tax and criminal tax controversy defense. Successfully resolving tax disputes as a civil or criminal tax attorney is what I do all day long, each and every day.

        • TAX LAW JOURNAL EDITOR - During 2003 and 2004, I was the Editor of the prestigious California Tax Lawyer journal.  This is the official Tax Law Journal of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California.

TAX DEFENSE MINDSET - Unlike some tax controversy defense attorneys, I did not start out my legal career as an IRS attorney using the Tax Code against honest taxpayers. I also did not start out my legal career as a federal prosecutor working to put good people in prison for some mistakes on their tax returns. Instead, I have devoted my entire 30 year legal career helping to defend hardworking taxpayers against the far and powerful reaches of the Internal Revenue Service and I am proud of that accomplishment. Being an effective tax controversy defense attorney is a mindset and I have had that tax defense mindset for my entire 30 year legal career.

RESULTS

RESULTS . . . that's the bottom line ... what every client is looking for. 

During the past 30 years, I have helped thousands of clients resolve their tax disputes with the IRS and the State of California and have saved them millions of dollars as a San Diego IRS Tax Lawyer.

HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF RECENT CLIENT RESULTS:

          A) On January 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court in San Diego dismissed all criminal tax charges against my client.   The Government had previously Indicted my client for structuring of bank deposits to avoid the bank financial reporting requirements.

         B) In a recent 2015 Tax Court case, the IRS was seeking approximately $3,000,000 in additional tax, penalties and interest.  I was able to obtain Innocent Spouse relief for my client…and therefore, she did not owe the IRS any money.  That was a $3,000,000 reduction.

       C) I was the lead attorney for the Petitioner in David Carreon v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo 2014-6).  The IRS had asserted that my clients - the Petitioner, and his two related corporations - were subject to a 75% civil fraud penalty.  After a trial in U.S. Tax Court, Judge Wherry issued his written Decision.  The U.S. Tax Court ruled that my clients - were NOT subject to a civil fraud penalty.  This was a COMPLETE VICTORY FOR MY CLIENTS.


       Despite my strong record of favorable client outcomes during the past 30 years, I refrain from making any case result predictions to you about your case without knowing the complete facts of your case. Each tax case has its own unique set of facts.  I urge you to call me today for a FREE consultation. You can also email me in confidence.

GUIDANCE YOU CAN TRUST

During the past 30 years, many San Diego attorneys, CPA's and other tax professionals have referred their own clients and family members to me for help in resolving their serious tax problems with the IRS and the state of California. These local tax professionals knew that I would do my best to produce the best results possible their clients and family members.


NATIONWIDE HELP IS AVAILABLE TO YOU...

I understand how a tax problem can take hold of your life and affect your ability to sleep at night. If you are serious about resolving your IRS and/or CA tax problem, I can help you regardless of where you live. Call (619) 696-8607 to discuss your tax situation in complete confidence. Put my 30 years of tax law experience to work for you.

YOU DON'T NEED TO FEAR THE IRS WITH ME ON YOUR SIDE.

Hire A "Super Lawyer" With 30 years of Tax Law Experience To Resolve Your Tax Problems.

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RICHARD CARPENTER
SAN DIEGO TAX ATTORNEY
406 Ninth Ave., Suite 213
San Diego, CA 92101
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TELEPHONE: 619/696-8607
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RICHARD CARPENTER

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SAN DIEGO TAX ATTORNEY
-  Certified Tax Law Specialist
-  30 years tax law
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experience
-  Skilled negotiator, well
-respected, fights for best
-results
-  Tax law professor
-  Named a "Super Lawyer"
-for 9 straight years
-  Able to communicate
-directly with IRS or
-California on your behalf
-  Reasonable fees, all major
-credit cards accepted
-  Prompt, confidential help
-  Dedicated to defending
-taxpayers against the far and
-powerful reaches of the
-Internal Revenue Service
San Diego tax lawyer
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