Kunal Patel, JD is an experienced tax lawyer representing individuals and small businesses before the Internal Revenue service. He represents taxpayers in audits, appeals, collections, and foreign compliance matters.
After a brief stint in civil litigation at a local law firm, Kunal decided to pursue his interest in tax by working at the IRS. His time as a tax auditor at the IRS provided him with a unique perspective of IRS procedures and policies. There’s a way the IRS should work and the way it actually works. For his clients with tax problems, he fights aggressively to resolve their tax issues. After the IRS, Kunal worked at KPMG LLP. where he provided services to assignees of multinational corporations. He specialized in cross-border tax issues involving expatriates and foreign nationals. He fully understands the onerous reporting requirements for those with foreign assets and foreign income – including Passive Foreign Investment Companies, FBAR, and FATCA reporting.
Throughout his career, Kunal has resolved hundreds of tax problems, resulting in favorable outcomes including reduction of taxes, removal of tax liens, abatement of penalties, no change examination results, and successful resolution of tax debt issues. He has successfully represented clients with undisclosed offshore account and income through voluntary compliance procedures.
Kunal graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and later from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was invited for membership on the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal (disclaimer: he left the journal after the first year).
Kunal has been a Houstonian for 11 years. He resides in Sugar Land with his wife, who is a CPA, and two children. He stays involved in the local community through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Service.
Attorney is admitted to practice law in all Courts of the State of Texas and the Southern District. He is also admitted by the United States Tax Court to represent taxpayers before the IRS in all 50 states.
Member of the American Bar Association, Taxation Section