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Kunal Mukesh Patel

Tax Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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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.
 
Education

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.

Career

After law school, Mr. Patel decided to pursue his interest in tax by working at the IRS. His experience as an IRS examiner 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. He is able to provide practical and creative solutions for resolving tax problems.

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 worked on 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:

  • Interpreting and applying tax treaties
  • Classification and reporting of investments in passive foreign investment companies
  • Foreign income sourcing rules
  • Tax residency issues
  • Section 911 Foreign earned income exclusions
  • Section 901 Foreign tax credits
  • Interpretation and application of totalization agreements
  • And other taxation issues involving expatriates and immigrants

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.

Personal

Mr. Patel has been a Houstonian for 11 years. He resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, who is a CPA, and two children.

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

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6671 Southwest Fwy, Ste  820B
Houston, TX 77074

Location

Law Office of Kunal Patel, PLLC
6671 Southwest Fwy
Ste 820-B
Houston, TX, 77074

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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
We were fortunate to have found Kunal after discussing our Streamlined filing issue with a few other CPAs and attorneys. He clearly explained the process to us, and was prompt in responding to any questions we had along the way. If we were ever in need of tax / business law services again, he would be our first call. Thanks Kunal!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2022
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He is an excellent lawyer
Kunal provided outstanding service. I hired him for my very complicated FBAR filing, and it was the best experience. He was very patient and explained the recommended strategy for the best results. He helped beyond his regular service and spent extra time working on my case, which is unusual for any lawyer. He was very quick to answer any questions I had during the process. He is an excellent lawyer and a great person. I would highly recommend his service. No need to say that we were successful, and I am very grateful for his service.
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Posted by G V | April 2, 2022
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SDOP
We did not realize that the bank accounts we held in foreign country need to be reported here in the US as the accounts had the taxes deducted at the source. Once we realized, we contacted couple of lawyers and Mr. Patel has been fantastic in ensuring from information gathering and coordinating with the accountant for tax amendment and then filing for the SOP procedures. We are so glad to have found Mr. Patel in our struggle to get into compliance with the IRS. I strongly recommend him to everyone who wants to do the right thing.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
We hired Kunal for a Streamlined Filing. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. From the first consultation up to the final moment, Kunal was always professional, methodical, approachable, and answered all of our questions extremely quickly throughout the process. He's also very ethical - his final price was actually a little less than what he had quoted at the start of the process. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by Martin | November 3, 2021
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Excellent!
In helping me bring an offshore account into compliance with US tax requirements, Kunal was incredibly helpful. He was always thoughtful, thorough, available, and diligent, with a keen mind towards how to navigate my particular situation. I literally couldn't have done it without him!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2021
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SDOP Submission
We hired Kunal to assist us with filing SDOP. We first learned about him from reading materials on his website. At our initial consultation, he was thorough in answering all of our questions. Throughout the submission process, he was professional and detail-oriented. He was very responsive to emails and communicated regularly with us.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
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experienced tax attorney for SDOP
Kunal helped me with my backfilling of FBAR and FATCA. He filed all my paperwork in a quick and efficient manner. His charges were reasonable and he always responded quickly to clarify all my queries during the process. I strongly recommend him.
Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Kunal helped us with a successful streamlined filing disclosure of foreign assets. He came across as very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. In some cases, he also passed on specific research material that provided better insight into his answers. He was efficient and quick in completing the process after we had put together all our documentation. Overall, we had a very good experience working with him. I would strongly recommend him.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2018
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Highly recommended
I hired Kunal to assist me with a SDOP application after talking to a few other tax attorneys. He is very professional and methodical in his approach. Also very reasonable with his rates. You will definitely find an ethical lawyer in Kunal and I wish him the best for the future.
Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
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Resolution of FATCA Tax
Mr. Kunal Patel is a very competent tax attorney specializing in FATCA and overseas taxation. He worked patiently, efficiently and in professional manner in resolving overseas taxes. He is easy to work with. He delivered what he had stated during our consultation. His service charges are quite reasonable. I would recommend him.
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Response from Kunal Patel May 2, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Leslea | January 7, 2018
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Grateful for the advice
Mr. Patel was extremely knowledgable and helpful when we were trying to answer a tax question about my recently deceased father's estate. He agreed to take our case when others felt it was too complex and after reviewing the facts, he helped us be comfortable moving forward. He was very courteous, responsive and his rates were reasonable as well. We were grateful for his help.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
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streamlined offshore procedure
Mr. Patel was very professional and approachable. He listens to clients and does not handle cases just mechanically. He successfully closed a streamlined offshore procedure. The experience with CPA was not the best.
Response from Kunal Patel May 2, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by AB | November 1, 2017
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FBAR and FACTA compliance
I came to know of FBAR and FACTA reporting when I started researching on how to sell some stock held overseas. I was worried of the potential criminal penalties resulting from failure to report my foreign investment which was acquired legally. I approached Kunal to help becoming compliant and he took time to explain about the streamlined domestic procedure. We submitted the required penalties and amended tax returns and got the IRS acknowledgement in a few months. Thank you Kunal for your help.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Ram | September 12, 2017
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Great tax attorney!
I hired Kunal for my offshore case. I have foreign FDs, life insurance, pension, demats, etc from inheritance totaling over $1 million. It was fairly complicated and my accountant did not know how to report them. I called a few attorneys and some of them tried to scare me about my situation. I felt comfortable with Kunal. After asking questions and looking at my returns, he explain to me that it was not willful and what my options were. I wanted someone to take their time with my case and do it properly instead of rushing. It was a straightforward process and done very professionally. It has been several months since the SDOP application was submitted and everything is turned out great.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Sid | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great!!!
Kunal has been really helpful over the past few months in order to get me compliant per the streamline procedures. Kunal was aware of all the nuances related to FATCA and FBAR procedures and gave appropriate recommendation and advice. I would definitely recommend Kunal for future work related to tax advice or issues with compliance...
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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Lien Removed
Kunal was quick, efficient, and successful. We had trouble getting the IRS to remove a lien, with Kunal's assistance the matter was resolved quickly. Highly recommend his services.
Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by J.P. | April 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent tax attorney
When I first called Kunal I was very worried because I had many years of FBARs and unreported foreign income. I never realized that I needed to report foreign income on the US return until I read about it online. Then I read about the FBAR and FATCA penalties and I was really worried that I would lose much of foreign investments. Kunal did a good job reassuring me throughout the process and the streamlined application went without any problems.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
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Posted by Carol | July 16, 2016
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So Helpful!
Mr. Patel is very knowledgeable when it comes to a delinquent tax return. He helped me to stay calm as he worked on my case and was there every step of the way. He is a professional and he gets the job done. Dealing with the IRS can be scary and stressful. I recommend Mr. Patel if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Sharon | July 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great!
I first contacted Kunal through his website when I was looking for a tax attorney to see if it was possible to reduce my tax debt. He was honest and informed me about my options, which ones were more realistic and what the most likely outcome was. I called other attorneys and the initial meetings felt like a sales pitch. I decided to go with Kunal because I felt more comfortable knowing he's seeking the best outcome and not selling unnecessary services. We were able to reduce my debt and remove the tax lien. The results were better than we expected. Highly recommend.
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Response from Kunal Patel April 22, 2021
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kunal Patel, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Global Mobility Tax
  • KPMG, LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Examiner
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • M. Ali Zakaria & Assoc.
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • BA
  • 2004

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Tax Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Recently I worked on a foreign accounts matter with Mr. Patel. He is a highly effective and ethical lawyer, always doing what is in his clients' best interests. I would not hesitate in referring a client to Mr. Patel."
Tax Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Patel has excellent credentials, including his past employment. He knows his stuff and he's a first rate tax lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have agreed with his answers to various taxpayer's questions and concerns. He is very knowledgeable and also has experience as an IRS auditor"
Tax Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Through his own practice, as well as through employment at the IRS and at a prestigious accounting firm, attorney Patel has acquired a high level of knowledge and experience in the area of tax law."
Tax Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kunal Patel is a powerhouse in anything tax-related. When working for a 'Big Four' accounting firm, he counseled Fortune 500 companies and high-net worth individuals. He is also uniquely qualified to help clients navigate the perilous audit process, having worked for several years at the IRS. Finally, he is supremely knowledgable on tax rules and regulations. I highly recommend Mr. Patel's services for all tax and legal matters."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel's professional experience and resume make him a great representative in the area of tax."
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