FBAR Lawyers Specializing in IRS Foreign Account & Asset Compliance

Who We Are

We are an International Tax & Legal Specialist Team that represents clients in over 80+ different countries exclusively in FBAR, FATCA & Offshore Disclosure matters.

Flat-Fee, Full-Service

Our Team provides clients a full-service experienced in all aspects of Strategy Development, Tax Preparation, Legal Analysis, and Post-Submission follow-up for a flat-fee

Foreign Account & FBAR Compliance

FBAR Amnesty

Avoid FBAR Penalties

penalty mitigation

FBAR Audits

FBAR investigations 

LATE FBAR FILING

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Board-CertifIED Tax Law specialist?

Sean M. Golding is a Board-Certified Tax Law Specialist. There are more than 200,000 attorneys in California , and tens of thousands of them practice in some area of tax. Whether they are full time tax attorneys or they practice tax law as part of a bigger practice — tax law is everywhere. In California alone, there are less than 350 Board-Certified Tax Specialists. Why? Because the test is brutal, and the applicant must also meet rigorous ethical and experience requirements as well.

What Type of Tax Credentials & Experience should an FBAR Lawyer Have?

A Tax Lawyer Specialist in Offshore Disclosure will generally have all five (5) of these main qualifications:

20-Years Attorney experience

-Extensive Audits, Litigation & Trial experience

-Board Certified Tax Law Specialist

-Master’s of Tax Law (LL.M.)

-Dually-licensed as an Attorney/EA or Attorney/CPA 

These credentials are considered “pre-requisites” for the effective practice of offshore disclosure law.


What is a reduced-fee initial consultation?

We offer reduced-fee consultations in 30-minute and 60-minute blocks. Our Attorneys will discuss your case with you in detail, including evaluating the facts, discussing potential strategies, and answering your questions.

Do You Offer Free FBAR Consultations?

No. These days, most free initial consultations are sales-pitches designed to prey upon taxpayer fear. It is referred to as fear-mongering or scare-mongering.

Do You Offer Second Opinions on Offshore FBAR Compliance & Disclosure?

Yes, at the reduced-fee rates that we offer for our consultations. 

Since the requirements for the streamlined program and delinquency procedures are generally less onerous than traditional voluntary disclosure, it seems like every attorney with a few years of attorney experience and a handful of streamlined cases under their belt is suddenly an “expert.”  

Many of these attorneys who “claim” to specialize in this area of tax and law have no prior attorney experience, have never prepared tax returns with PFIC or related issues, and either just struck out on their own, or have non-legal experience they are trying to substitute for lack of litigation, trial and tax law experience. 


What does Flat-Fee, Full-Service Mean?

We are a Team of Tax Attorneys and Tax Professionals. For each case we accept, Golding & Golding representation includes tax and information return preparation (foreign trusts, FBAR, FATCA, foreign gifts, etc.), Legal Preparation, Legal Representation, IRS follow-up and representation in an exam stemming from the submission. In other words,  we got your back!

What if I Already Hired Another FBAR Attorney?

This is not a problem, and is becoming a question we hear all too often. The Client always has the right to terminate their attorney, receive back their documents and unused portion of their fees, and hire another attorney.

Is Previous Experience Working at the IRS Important?

No, and beware of Attorneys who falsely market prior experience they do not have. If an attorney worked in the offshore disclosure department as an Attorney for the IRS, that could of course be beneficial. Most A ttorneys who tout experience at the “IRS” have no experience working for the IRS in Offshore Disclosure.  The IRS has nearly 100,000 employees. 

Most of the IRS positions, such as Tax Examiner, Revenue Agent, or Tax Law Specialist do not require any tax, legal, or accounting background.

Just being a prior employee such as an “ IRS Agent or Examiner” for the IRS does not qualify a person as an Offshore Disclosure expert or specialist.

We see this problem over and over again, and inherit these types of cases from other counsel all the time.


What if I Find Your Content on Another Website?

We do not provide any other attorneys authorization to post our articles. Mr. Golding is a nationally-recognized author. He is a Tax & Legal Columnist for various periodicals & journals in the U.S. and abroad, and has been featured in various articles, including  Forbes. If you see our writing on any other attorney websites, please drop us a quick email and let us know. We appreciate it!

Why is Your Telephone Number Not Listed on the Website?

We do not accept unsolicited calls. Our administrative staff schedules initial consultations by email to ensure there are no miscommunications, especially in light of the fact that we receive inquiries from clients in over 80 countries. Once a client retains Golding & Golding, they have full (and direct) access to the staff members assigned to their case.


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Address

930 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 321, Irvine, CA 92620