Kunal Patel, JD is a Houston tax lawyer representing individuals and small businesses before the Internal Revenue service. He represents taxpayers in audits, appeals, collections, and foreign compliance matters.
Mr. Patel graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, recognized on the University Honors list. Subsequently he graduated from the University of Houston Law Center where he was invited to the Houston Business and Tax Journal after successfully competing in the write-on competition.
After law school, Mr. Patel pursued his interest in tax by working at the IRS for several years. His experience as an IRS examiner provided him with a unique perspective of IRS procedures and policies. For his clients he approaches tax problems with a practical and results-oriented approach.
After the IRS, Mr. Patel worked at KPMG LLP. where he provided expat tax services and handled tax controversies for assignees of multinational corporations. He specialized in cross-border tax issues involving expatriates and foreign nationals. At KPMG he gained experience in reporting of foreign assets and foreign income, and is knowledgeable of issues such as:
While at KPMG, he handled tax controversy matters for clients that involved foreign income and asset reporting, and other issues.
Throughout his career, Mr. Patel has resolved hundreds of tax problems, resulting in favorable outcomes in audit, collections, and IRS Appeals representation. He has successfully represented clients with undisclosed offshore account and income through offshore voluntary compliance procedures. Please click here to view our practice areas.
Mr. Patel 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. He is a guitar enthusiast and has been playing for over 15 years.
He enjoys writing about tax law. Mr. Patel is currently co-authoring Foreign Accounts Compliance, 2018 ed (Thomson-West) and will be featured in the 2018 and future editions of the book.
Mr. Patel 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