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Tim A Tarter

Tax Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   6 reviews

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About Tim

Learn Tim’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Tax
    80%
    Representing clients in all aspects of federal, state and international tax controversy matters, including Internal Revenue Service audits and appeals.

    37 years

  2. Litigation
    10%
    Nationwide U.S. Tax Court litigation practice.

    35 years

  3. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    10%
    Representing clients in all aspects of federal, state and international tax controversy matters, including Internal Revenue Service audits and appeals, trial and appellate litigation and criminal tax defense. Also experienced in handling procedural and litigation issues, including discovery disputes, lien and levy matters, and attorney-client privilege issues. Significant experience gained from first-chair, government tax litigation experience, including tax shelter litigation.

    35 years

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Licensed for 36 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/19/2023
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/21/2022
State OR
Status Inactive
Acquired 1986
Updated 12/10/2022

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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
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Posted by Michael & Patricia | September 9, 2015
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Tim Tarter Lawyer
We hired Tim Tarter in regards to an IRS audit in 2009 - 2013. The IRS stated that we owed hundreds of thousands of dollars due to the fact that we were raising and training horses as a hobby. Tim Tarter helped us prove that our quarter horse ranch was not a hobby. Anyone having tax issues or audits should hire Tim Tarter. We would not have been able to settle our case without his expertise
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Posted by Michael | September 5, 2015
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Tim Tarter, Esq.
Tim is a very thorough, conscientious and knowledgeable attorney. He was always most professional in his approach, and I was very pleased with his efforts on my behalf.
Posted by Peter | September 5, 2015
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Tim A Tarter Tax Litigator
I have hired Tim repeatedly. He is an excellent attorney who provides a world class level of legal advice. He is an expert litigator who is well equipped to win settlements and cases on behalf of his clients as each clients circumstances with the IRS requires. This he does in an economic and expeditious manner. I am an experienced litigant and Tim's knowledge, skills, advice, tactics and tenacity have helped be win repeated disputes with the IRS. In addition Tim has a wealth of non-contentious tax minimizing strategies available to his clients that are second to none.
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Posted by Amit | August 30, 2015
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Exceptional Tax Lawyer
Tim Tarter is an exceptional tax lawyer. My wife and I hired Tim to help resolve a very complicated inheritance legal case. Tim's handling of the case was amazing. He came up with out of the box solutions, communicated with the IRS, and resolved the case to our benefit. During the entire process Tim communicated each step with me and my wife in ways that we could understand the extremely complicated tax case and laws. During the months of working with Tim, it was obvious that we were very fortunate to find such an amazing lawyer to help us.
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Posted by Charles Lotzar | August 29, 2015
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A lawyer's lawyer
I have been a practicing lawyer for approximately 30 years. I have worked closely with Tim and I was thoroughly impressed by his professionalism, subject matter expertise, and approach. I give Tim my unqualified recommendation for resolution of tax disputes.
Posted by Sarah | August 28, 2015
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Honest and Respectable
Mr. Tarter I found to be very upfront and honest. Very responsive and knowledgeable. Mr. Tarter never ignored my calls and answered all of my questions. Fees were also very reasonable for services provided. Would highly recommend Mr. Tarter to friends, family and colleagues.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Attorney
  • Woolston & Tarter, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2015
  • Senior Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service, Chief Counsel
  • 1988 - 1996

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Oregon State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Avrahami v. IRS Commissioner
  • Decision Pending
  • Evans v. IRS Commissioner
  • Win
  • Aloe Vera of America v. U.S.
  • Win
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Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1999 - Present
  • Valley of the Sun United Way
  • 1998 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 1986 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Idaho Business Review
  • You Can Reduce the Chance of an Audit
  • 2007
  • Journal of Practical Estate Planning
  • Circular 230 in Estate Planning: A Primer
  • 2006
  • Tax Notes
  • Tax Court Rule 155: Avoiding a Lose-Lose Situation
  • 1999
  • Tax Notes
  • TEFRA Audit Provisions: Don't Wait For an Audit to Understand Them
  • 1999
  • Arizona AICPA NewsLedger
  • CPAs: Are You Privileged?
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 Tax Section May Meeting
  • Micro-Captive Insurance Audit Update
  • 2015
  • Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Federal Trust Fund Liability
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning Council
  • Estate and Gift Audit Process
  • 2010
  • Annual Advanced Estate Planning Seminar
  • IRS Appeals
  • 2009
  • Idaho Family Law Section
  • IRS Tax Relief for Innocent Spouses
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning Council
  • IRS Summons Authority
  • 2002
  • Valley Estate Planners
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Tax Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Tax Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Tax Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Tim on a Tax Court mediation case for a client, and his handling of the matter from filing the litigation through final resolution was simply outstanding."
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Phoenix Tax Lawyer Tim A Tarter
Tim A Tarter
Tax Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 36 years