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Ggoch Saem Sagong Kim

Tax Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Sammy Kim

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 6 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 9 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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"Sammy is an excellent tax attorney who can resolve your overwhelming IRS and state tax issues so you can better focus on your work and family. Call today for virtual or onsite meetings."

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Location

The Law Offices Of Sammy Kim PLLC
3603 Chain Bridge Road Ste E
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Posted by Brad | November 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
INCREDIBLE SERVICE – every issue resolved plus some. I couldn’t be a more satisfied client.
Sammy Kim, Tax Attorney & here legal assistant, Anna, were extremely responsive, knowledgeable and were able to walk me through a complex set of Tax, bank and even work-related issues. Everything was done rapidly and thoroughly to resolution. I don’t spend a lot of time writing reviews, but I felt compelled in this situation. I had no idea how complex my case was going to be. Sammy Kim took the time to understand the details, laid out a plan and did a great job helping make sure I navigated through complex legal and financial challenges. Her office’s Korean knowledge helped me with issues that had potential US and Korean tax implications. Not only did they help me with the case, but Sammy and Anna also took the time to help me with advice in areas that went beyond the immediate case to make sure things went as smoothly as possible. My brother is a lawyer so I have some visibility into what the day in a life of a lawyer and how busy they can get, so this level of service is rare. There’s no one else I would go to, especially if it spans US and international tax law.
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Posted by scott | March 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific
After fighting the IRS for over a decade with several lawyers to no avail, I finally made the right move and hired Sammy. She listens, she is articulate in her answeres and knows the nuances of dealing with the IRS. If you have tax and IRS problems, Sammy is the one to turn to. She is very good at what she does.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for fast service and kind explanation
When I contacted Ggoch Saem Sagong Kim for my tax concerns, she responded same day and gave me clear answer what to do. She explained line by line with patient. Many Thanks, Sammy Kim.
Posted by Monica Johng | February 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best Tax lawyer in DMV
After putting my head in the sand for several years, I finally wanted to handle my tax matters and contacted Tax Attorney Sammy Kim. She has been writing insightful tax columns in the newspaper and I have been reading her tax articles for quite some time. She solved my biggest concern over the cancellation of debt income and advised on how to handle the unfiled tax return matters step-by-step in detail. I had almost given up on my tax issues but now I have hope! She also discussed a cost benefit analysis in terms of the most sensible way to solve my tax issues without charging me. Thanks, Ms. Kim for your honesty and common sense approach. Plus she is perfect bilingual Korean & English. Thank a lot ❤️
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Posted by Sarah | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and the ultimate professional
Ms. Sammy Kim was our attorney for a complicated matter with the IRS that arose from reporting errors from another party. After numerous attempts to resolve the matter on our own, we went to the Sodowsky Law Firm and had a great meeting with Ms. Kim. She provided us with a clear path forward and took away all the anxiety from dealing with the issue ourselves. Ms. Kim delivered and our matter was resolved perfectly. The whole team was wonderful, professional in conduct, and responsive.
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Posted by James | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect in professionalism and supremely effective.
Ms. Sammy Kim was our lawyer for an issue with the IRS that was dragging on and was due to errors from another party in a transaction. After multiple attempts to resolve the matter on our own, we went to the Sodowsky Law Firm and were connected with Ms. Kim. She provided us with a clear plan and took away all the stress of dealing with the issue on our own. Ms. Kim worked our case to a fantastic resolution. The whole team was professional, responsive, and great to work with.
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Posted by Allen | December 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Ultimate in Capability, Confidence, and Straightforwardness
In my first meeting with Sammy, I quickly saw that she fully understood my issues, and was fully capable of resolving them. Nevertheless, she did not come off as arrogant or dismissive. Instead, she interacted genuinely as we discussed details, strategies and approaches. I feel assured that working with Sammy and her team will result in an excellent outcome.
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Posted by Mark | April 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Professional Tax Attorney With A Proven Record of Success
I encourage anyone that has tax problems to go to Ms. Kim. Please don't allowed your fear of the IRS keep you from taking decisive steps in eradicating your tax debt. Ms. Kim is a professional tax attorney that is knowledgable of the ever changing tax laws and how the IRS operates. She has a proven record of success and can walk you through the process of getting a favorable resolution. You may be sinking under the weight of insurmountable tax debt now, but from my experience, I know that Ms. Kim can help you. My life was completely overwhelmed by a growing State tax bill and a Federal tax debt of over $130,000. I had gone through a divorce after 27 years of marriage, had years of unpaid taxes, was trying to keep a small business running while providing care for my aging father. I was unable to sleep at night and dreaded going to the mailbox. In addition to official IRS tax lien and levy letters, I was getting solicitation notices daily from predatory tax resolution scammers once my tax liens became public record. Although I had a desire to pay my taxes and wanted to get caught up, my business and personal finances decreased leaving no resources to do so. Yet in the background, my tax liability was growing and now at a critical stage that could no longer be ignored. I had previously sought the help of a nationally recognized tax resolution company. However, they began using fear-based tactics of what the IRS could do to me as a way of trying to get more money from me. The money I spent with them I counted it as a loss and once again, began my search for someone that could help me with my tax woes (without any fear-mongering). Thankfully a friend recommended Ms. Kim to me. When I came to Ms. Kim, I was ashamed that I had allowed my tax debt (and life) to spin out of control. At my initial consultation she assured me that my tax problems weren't insurmountable and that they could be resolved with her help. She laid out a clear, strategic, and intentional action plan of how she would work on my behalf. Her compassion, empathy and professionalism immediately calmed my fears and infused me with hope. I hired Ms. Kim and she immediately went to work after receiving requested documents from me. My words can never fully describe the amazing feeling of hope that I had when I left her office. To know that someone was now working hard on my behalf gave me a mental peace that I hadn't experienced in years. Ms. Kim is great at communicating where she is in the process of resolving your tax problems with the IRS and State officials. If she needs something from you, she will contact you in a timely manner and keep you informed at each step in the process. Ms. Kim's was able to get my Federal tax bill reduced from $130,000 down to $7,000 and I was able to get me a manageable monthly payment agreement with the State. I can't thank Ms. Kim enough for helping me. I can breathe again and my future is bright. Going forward I will stay current on my taxes so that I never find myself in this situation again. Thank you so much Ms. Kim!
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Posted by Hoa | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Offer in Compromise
I had a bad tax debt situation with IRS more than 10 years. I came to Ms. Kim for help and the office did very good, professional work to help me to settle my debt with IRS. My debt is about $383K was settle for less than $3K. Huge saving for me. I am so happy that now I can reclaim my life after so many years with my IRS problem. She is very thorough, and helpful through my case.
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Posted by Cheolwoo | April 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
She is a very kind and smart tax lawyer. I hired her 2018. She solved a very complicated tax problem perfectly.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic group, experience + resolution
Reached out to Ggoch Kim regarding previous years of unified taxes. Went through a divorce and had a hard time keeping finances straight after court battles and a few other mishaps. Ggoch Kim and staff made me feel very welcomed right from the beginning. Within a short time, all financials were organized, filed and resolutions agreed. Fees were reasonable, staff 5 star professionals. Wouldn’t hesitate to refer in a heart beat...
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Posted by Kari | August 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kari Rodriguez
My husband & I were audited for the 2015 & 2016 tax years. They were claiming we owed upwards of $150K! As you can imagine we were extremely stressed out. We met with Ms. Kim for a consultation and she walked us through the process. She let us know what to expect and was honest about expectations. We hired her that day and were just informed the IRS owes us apx. a $5K credit. She exceeded our expectations and are extremely pleased! I appreciate her and highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very patient and competent
I often lost sleep over my tax issues because I did not file federal or state returns for multiple years. The potential tax balance, penalties and interests scared me so much. Once I made up my mind to move forward with my situation, I found Sammy Kim. Ms. Kim took the time to listen to everything I Had to say, she did not rush me. Now all my taxes are filed and I do want to thank her for her guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer!
Ms. Kim was amazing! I had an erroneous tax lien from DC government for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not only did Ms. Kim aggressively advocate on my behalf, keeping me up to date through the whole process, she was able to get DC government to admit the mistake and withdraw their lien! Thanks so much Ms. Kim! If you have any tax issue, you MUST use Ms. Kim.!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted for Tax Audit
I consulted with Sammy about a Tax Audit. The thoughtful advice and attention to detail I received resulted in no change in my return within 30 days of submitting information on my audit. Sammy is very competent about Tax laws. Unlike other attorneys, I was never pressured to hire them, in fact I was encouraged that I could handle this on my own. They are a very ethical firm and attorneys—very hard to find these days. Specifically, I was advised to make it easy for the auditor to review the material, offer specific narratives, organize material with tabs, slip sheets , numbers,for each sub item and also write a short response letter in the order of the asks and submit the information in a timely manner.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
property
I consulted Ms. Kim twice for different property related questions. Ms. Kim is very professional. She is responsible for her clients and takes her clients seriously. She was prepared before the meeting and provided further information and documents after the meeting if needed. Both consultations from her addressed my questions well. The office environment is also welcoming.
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Posted by Jonghwa | April 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10
Helped me settle a huge tax bill. She was professional and understanding of the situation. I would highly suggest using this law firm.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10% WITHOUTHOLDING
I came to see Ms. Kim concerning the 10% US tax withholding issues while getting ready to sell my home before moving to South Korea. I was so confused by different advice from CPAs and realtors but Ms. Kim cleared my confusion and saved me the 10% of the sales proceeds! She patiently walked me through the US tax code and explained why such withholding did NOT apply to my situation. I had clear directions going into a settlement closing and got a confirmation that there will be NO withholding! Ms. Kim provided me over and above what I would’ve expected from a busy lawyer. I highly recommend Ms. Kim and her team.
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Posted by Joe | April 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear, simple, friendly with great result
Long story in short, she is the best. Just call her and you will know what I mean.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solved a tax issues
My experience with Sammy Kim was a very positive, professional courteous, helpful and extremely efficient. She answered all my questions about my current tax issues with IRS in timely manner to be solved correctly that was totally upfront about everything and attentive to my needs. And she speaks fluent Korean that could be more helpful, benefit to fully explain, answer all tax question who speaks English as second language. I would recommend her highly anyone has to solve a tax problem ASAP!!!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Tax attorney
  • The Law Offices Of Sammy Kim PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Tax Attorney
  • Sodowsky Law Firm PC
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Tax Associate Attorney
  • Kundra & Associates, PC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk to Special Trial Judge Peter J. Panuthos
  • United States Tax Court
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Department Of Justice Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M. in Taxation
  • 2014
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Ewha Womans University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • FIRPTA Withholding for Non-Resident Sellers
  • Sales & Use Tax Deficiency Resolution by an Offer in Compromise Doubt as to Liability
  • Audits and Appeals to IRS (Payroll Tax; Trust Fund Recovery Penalty)
  • Cases resolved with a reasonable payment plan, without criminal referrals

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association chapter
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mentoring and Leadership Award 2021
  • The League of Korean Americans of the USA, Inc.
  • 2021

Publications

  • The Korea Daily USA
  • Bi-weekly Tax Columns
  • 2022
  • The Korea Daily USA
  • Bi-weekly Tax Columns
  • 2022
  • The Korea Daily USA
  • Bi-weekly Tax Columns
  • 2022
  • The Korea Daily USA
  • Bi-weekly Tax Columns
  • 2022
  • Korean Entertainment Weekly
  • Weekly Tax Columns
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tax Controversy Resolution Update 2019
  • Tax Resolution Options (OIC, IA, CNC, etc.)
  • 2019
  • AREEA New Tax Law Presenation
  • New Tax Law for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2019
  • New Tax Tips for You and Your Business
  • Business Tax Savings for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2018
  • Payroll Tax Issues and Business entities beneficial for Small Business Owners
  • Tax Planning for Small Business Owners
  • 2016
  • Career in Tax Filed
  • Various Career in Tax Controversy
  • 2016
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Tax Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked side-by-side with Ggoch Saem while we were co-workers at a boutique tax law firm. Her effectiveness as an attorney was self-evident. Ggoch Saem is a highly intelligent lawyer with specialized expertise in the field of tax law."