Stephen P. Kauffman

Stephen P. Kauffman

The Kauffman Group
  • Tax Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Stephen P. Kauffman is a lawyer, CPA, and former IRS revenue agent who brings this knowledge to bear during his representation of individuals and businesses with a wide variety of Tax and Business Law matters.

Mr. Kauffman represents clients with serious federal and state tax problems including unfiled returns, substantial balances due, audits, criminal investigations, personal liability for delinquent payroll taxes (i.e. trust-fund recovery penalties) and sales and use taxes, foreign bank and financial accounts, foreign businesses, and litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Court of Federal Claims, Courts of Appeals, US Supreme Court, and all Maryland and DC courts. He also has extensive experience representing businesses and business owners structure and negotiating large transactions, as well as litigating disputes between owners, or with third parties.

Mr. Kauffman has published several articles on tax and litigation matters in professional journals including TAXES—THE TAX MAGAZINE®, and the ABA Litigation Journal. He has also taught and lectured on tax and other topics at the Maryland Law School, Loyola University Maryland, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and Borra CPA Review.

Stephen P. Kauffman's law firm runs very efficiently with low overhead costs, enabling them to offer flexible billing terms while maintaining quality legal representation.

Practice Area
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Area
  • IRS Tax Disputes including Unfiled Returns, Audits, Payroll, Trust-Fund Recovery
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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4th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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U.S. Court of Appeals
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U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Kauffman Group
Current
Senior Partner
Kauffman Kim, LLP
- Current
Senior Partner
Skeen & Kauffman, LLP
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law
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1995-1996
Principle
Stephen P. Kauffman PA
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Adjunct Professor
Notre Dame of Maryland University
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Partner
Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP
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Associate Attorney
Constable, Alexander, Daneker & Skeen
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Adjunct Professor
Loyola University
Revenue Agent
IRS
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Bank Examiner
FDIC
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Education
University of Maryland - Baltimore
J.D. (1983) | Law
Morton P. Fisher, Jr. Award for Best Work in Income Tax; Editor, Maryland Law Review
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Loyola College
B.A. (1977) | Accounting
Lacrosse (4 Year Starter at Midfield on NCAA Lacrosse Team)
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Awards
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2022
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Canton Railroad
Board Member
Current
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Von Paris Enterprises
Board of Directors, Advisory Board
Current
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American Bar Association Foundation
Member
Current
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Howard County Bar Association
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Avoiding and Mitigating Potential Personal Liability for Unpaid Payroll Taxes
Maryland State Bar Association-Practice Insights
Impeaching the Unimpeachable
ABA Litigation Journal
The Impact of Begier and Energy Resources on IRS Policy Statement P-5-60
Taxes- The Tax Magazine-a CCH Publication
100% Penalty: Avoidance and Mitigation
Taxes- The Tax Magazine-a CCH Publication
Speaking Engagements
Audit Special Topics, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Field Audit Representation Post-Audit Appeals 90-Day Letter, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Field Audit Representation Post-Audit Appeals 30-Day Letter, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Field Audit Representation Controlling Audit, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Field Audit Representation Before Initial Meeting, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Field Audit Overview From IRS Perspective, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Selection of Returns, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
THE INTERNAL REVENUE MANUAL Part 4-Examining Process Chapter 10-Examination of Returns, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
THE INTERNAL REVENUE MANUAL (IRM-Structure), Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
THE INTERNAL REVENUE MANUAL (IRM-Introduction), Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
IRS Employees, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Types of Audits, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Examples of Canvassing from the Trenches, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
IRC 7601 Duty to Canvass, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
RELEVANT LEGAL AUTHORITY (NOT EXHAUSTIVE), Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
IRS Audits and Appeals An Almost Orderly Presentation, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Certifications
Certified Public Accountant
Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Kauffman Group Website
Website
Skeen & Kauffman, L.L.P. Website
Website
Steve Kauffman's Website Profile
Blog
The Kauffman Law Group Blog
Contact & Map
The Kauffman Group
9256 Bendix Road, Unit 102
Columbia, MD 21045
Toll-Free: (410) 382-9606
Telephone: (410) 625-2228
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)