David K. Petzinger, Esq.

David not only earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho, he also earned an LL.M. in Taxation (this is a post-doctorate Master's Degree) from the University of Washington. He holds a license in good standing with the Supreme Court of the State of Washington. David Petzinger has never been disciplined by the Washington Bar Association.Prior to joining Fortress, David worked for the prestigious Seattle law firm, K & L Gates, where he was involved with a variety of large civil litigation cases. He possesses polished negotiation and advocacy skills derived from his previous experience as a criminal defense attorney. David also gained experience representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and in United States Tax Court before he joined Fortress. David's education and experience in tax law coupled with his strong ability to negotiate make him a very effective advocate for taxpayers facing America's most formidable creditor-the Internal Revenue Service.

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Cash And Acurral Methods Of Accounting Can Impact The Outcome Of A Tax Collection Case

To some business owners, the accounting part of their business is the last thing they want to deal with.  “Leave that to the accountant or bookkeeper and let me get to work” is the sentiment I get from a lot of small business owners. Accrual Method of Accounting Many business owners just don’t have the …

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IRS Automated Collection System (“ACS”)

You may have received a letter from an from the IRS labeled with an address IRS Support 5050.  This is a letter issued from the desk of the IRS Automated Collection System (ACS). These act as collection agencies on behalf of the IRS, located in multiple cities across the USA. When an IRS tax liability …

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Identity Theft and the IRS – Beware of Identity Thieves Stealing “Your” Tax Refund

You’ve been overpaying your taxes all year long, saving money in your IRS ‘refund account’ with the expectation that you will get that big fat juicy refund early next year. You get some software and prepare your own return or hire a tax preparer exclaiming big money is waiting for you. That vacation is just …

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Exploring the Consequences of Paying S Corporation Shareholders Unreasonably Low Wages

If you are a shareholder in an S Corporation and you also work for that S Corporation, it is critical that that you pay yourself a reasonable wage. Many S Corporation owners take little or no compensation in the form of wages and, instead, disproportionately pay themselves in the form of distributions. This can lead …

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