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Tim A Tarter

About Me

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Practice Areas


  1. Tax: 80%
    29 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    27 years
  3. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 10%
    27 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christopher J. Moore

    Tim and I worked together on a gift tax valuation controversy. Tim was instrumental in helping my client reach an acceptable compromise with the IRS. I will call Tim again when the need arises.


    Christopher Moore Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephen Dillon Hartman

    I can gladly endorse Tim for his skills in both civil and criminal tax matters. We worked together on a matter, and his knowledge makes him invaluable. I've even sought his advice a couple of times since we worked together. He is always helpful and responsive. If I found myself in a tax investigation, there isn't anyone else I would hire.


    Stephen Hartman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Woolston & Tarter, P.C.

2525 E Arizona Biltmore Circle
Suite B-218
Phoenix, AZ, 85016-2114

Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group

250 S. 5th Street
Suite 660
Boise, ID, 83702



IDAuthorized to practice law200709/13/2015
AZActive 199908/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
President/AttorneyWoolston & Tarter, P.C.1996 - 2015
Senior AttorneyInternal Revenue Service, Chief Counsel1988 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Idaho State BarN/A2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionN/A1999 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1999 - Present
Valley of the Sun United WayN/A1998 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Avrahami v. IRS CommissionerDecision Pending
Evans v. IRS CommissionerWin
U.S. v. LandonN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Idaho Business ReviewYou Can Reduce the Chance of an Audit2007
Journal of Practical Estate PlanningCircular 230 in Estate Planning: A Primer2006
Tax NotesTax Court Rule 155: Avoiding a Lose-Lose Situation1999
Tax NotesTEFRA Audit Provisions: Don't Wait For an Audit to Understand Them1999
Arizona AICPA NewsLedgerCPAs: Are You Privileged?1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Oregon State UniversityAccounting/FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2015 Tax Section May MeetingMicro-Captive Insurance Audit Update2015
Idaho State Bar Annual MeetingFederal Trust Fund Liability2011
Estate Planning CouncilEstate and Gift Audit Process2010
Annual Advanced Estate Planning SeminarIRS Appeals2009
Idaho Family Law SectionIRS Tax Relief for Innocent Spouses2008
Estate Planning CouncilIRS Summons Authority2002
Valley Estate PlannersFamily Limited Partnerships1997
VariousSee Firm Web Site for Full ListN/A