Directed towards CPAs, accountants, non-tax lawyers and high-wealth individuals, Texas Tax Talk is a resource for developments, commentary and analysis relating to state and federal tax issues. Whether it is tax loop holes, deadlines or repercussions, Texas Tax Talk will be guiding you through the choppy waters of paying taxes and dealing with the IRS on tax controversies.

Joshua Smeltzer

Joshua Smeltzer is a tax lawyer focused on defending individuals and all types of businesses in a variety of challenging tax controversies before the IRS, federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Tax Court and federal bankruptcy courts. As a former litigator for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Joshua has first-hand knowledge of how government lawyers evaluate, build and litigate complex tax cases. He uses this strong background to provide strategic guidance to avoid or prepare for a dispute, guide clients through the IRS examination process and support tax positions at IRS appeals or in federal court so the case has its best chance at a positive outcome.

In addition, clients rely on Joshua to handle individual, corporate and partnership tax disputes involving variety of tax issues including tax credits and deductions, reporting and disclosure of foreign bank accounts, individual and corporate tax audits and collection actions, cryptocurrency tax issues, and summons enforcement. He is often consulted on tax issues arising from significant financial events, such as large litigation settlements or judgments or sales of business assets or stock.

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About Gray Reed

A full-service Texas law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 as well as high net worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit