Stephen P. Kauffman

Stephen P. Kauffman

Kauffman Kim, LLP
  • 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-related matters. He 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 negotiate 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.

His 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
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland Court of Appeals
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4th Circuit
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U.S. District Court-Maryland
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Tax Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Kauffman Kim, LLP
- Current
Tax planning and supervising return preparation and related matters.
Board Member
Canton Railroad
- Current
Member of the Board of Directors of the Canton Railroad.
Senior Partner
Skeen & Kauffman, LLP
- Current
Private practice representing businesses and individuals in tax and business disputes, as well as business transactions.
Board Member
Von Paris Enterprises
- Current
Member of the Board of Directors of a regional moving and storage company until December of 2020. Thereafter accepted a position as one of five members of an Advisory Board.
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law
Taught tax law in Low Income Tax Clinic.
Wright, Constable & Skeen
Private practice of law, primarily in the areas of business, tax, and litigation.
Associate Attorney
Constable, Alexander, Daneker & Skeen
Private law practice specializing in business, tax, and litigation.
Revenue Agent
Audited tax returns of businesses and wealthy individuals.
Bank Examiner
Examined banks for compliance with banking regulations.
University of Maryland - Baltimore
J.D. (1983) | Law
Honors: Recipient of Morton P. Fisher, Jr. Award for Best Work in Income Tax Editor, Maryland Law Review
Activities: Editor, Maryland Law Review
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Loyola College
B.A. (1977) | Accounting
Activities: Lacrosse (4 Year Starter at Midfield on NCAA Lacrosse Team)
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AV Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association
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Howard County Bar Association
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District of Columbia Bar Association
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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
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service
Numerous presentations on tax related matters
Certified Public Accountant
Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Skeen & Kauffman, LLP
9256 Bendix Road Unit 102
Suite 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 (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours