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Wilson Tax Law is an Orange County tax attorney firm with offices in Newport Beach (near Irvine) and Yorba Linda. We specialize in federal and state tax audits, international compliance, FBAR, foreign property and offshore bank account disclosures, and criminal tax, including appeals, trials, and collection. Firm founder Joseph Wilson is a former federal tax prosecutor, IRS lawyer, and Franchise Tax Board attorney.

Wilson Tax Law Group is the Only Multi-Attorney Tax Law Firm in Orange County Comprised Solely of Ex-IRS Attorneys and Ex-Federal Tax Prosecutors.

We do more than just resolve civil tax audits. Our background in tax prosecution and defense uniquely situates us to help you avoid potential criminal liability, an aspect often missed by other tax firms. Joseph Wilson founded this firm to provide complete, sophisticated, and diligent tax representation to clients exclusively by attorneys who know the government's procedures from the inside-out. Some tax firms advertise their IRS experience to bring you in but then, when it comes time to do the job, they pass your case on to an inexperienced associate. Clients of the Wilson Tax Law Group are guaranteed to have their case handled by an attorney with real IRS experience.

Joseph Wilson is a current member of the Executive Committee that oversees the entire Taxation Section of the State Bar of California. He is the 2015 Chair of the State Bar of California Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee and the Orange County Bar Tax Section. He is a former federal tax prosecutor, former IRS trial attorney, and former FTB attorney with significant civil and criminal litigation experience. The Orange County Lawyer Magazine awarded Mr. Wilson the Who's Who in Tax Law in 2015. He has been recognized as a Top Tax Attorney in OC Metro for 2014 and is a top-rated attorney by Avvo. He is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Service Award by the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, a winner of the Wiley W. Manual Pro Bono Services Award by the State Bar of California, and a winner of the AMJUR Award for Tax Valuation by the United States Tax Court.

Daniel W. Layton is of counsel with Wilson Tax Law Group. He is a former federal tax prosecutor and IRS trial attorney with significant civil and criminal litigation experience. He is the 2016 Chair of the Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and was awarded a Master of Laws in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
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Joseph Wilson, Recognized as Top Tax Attorney OC Metro

Joseph Wilson, Recognized as Top Tax Attorney OC Metro, 2014 & Awarded Who's Who in Tax Law by Orange County Lawyer magazine - April 2015 edition


Daniel Layton, Of Counsel, and Joseph Wilson, Founder

Daniel Layton, Of Counsel, and Joseph Wilson, Founder

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FBAR & Offshore Tax Matters

A primary focus of Wilson Tax Law Group is offshore voluntary disclosure and tax compliance. The U.S. government and its international partners are aggressively pursuing individuals and entities that have income or assets outside the U.S. who have not disclosed and reported these assets or paid U.S. taxes from these assets. This applies to all US taxpayers and green card holders living domestically and abroad or a foreign national residing in the U.S. with foreign income, foreign bank accounts, or financial assets. These people may be required to disclose these assets.

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The Best Approach to Tax Audits & Appeals

Wilson Law Tax Group believes that a taxpayer should only litigate against the IRS or the state taxing authorities after all other alternatives of resolving a tax dispute have been exhausted. In audits conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), or the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Wilson Tax Law Group represents clients and works with their accountants in resolving an audit in the manner most favorable to our clients.

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