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Robert V. Boeshaar

Tax Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 27 years
    Oregon - OR 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1995
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Tax
    IRS Tax Controversies - Income Tax Liability Disputes - IRS Audits, Appeals, and Tax Court - Innocent Spouse - Installment Agreements - Offers in Compromise

    25 years

- Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation 


- Fourteen years of experience as an Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel 


- Represented the Internal Revenue Service in over forty litigated cases in the United States Tax Court


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Office @ 2125 Western Avenue


Robert V. Boeshaar - Seattle Tax Attorney
2125 Western Avenue
Suite 330
Seattle, WA, 98121

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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax advocate for the people
Mr. Boeshaar resolved an old IRS issue on a business that closed in 2005 efficiently and quickly. He dealt directly with the IRS rep, so I did not have to deal with them and settled a claim, that came completely out of the blue, that was originally for over 120k for less than $4000. Initially, I contacted the IRS, but it became clear immediately that this issue could escalate quickly. I had no experience dealing with tax law and honestly was not even clear on my rights and did not want to rely on the IRS for this information under these circumstances. Mr. Boeshaar's previous experience working for the IRS, no doubt cut through a lot of the red tape and he came up with a clear plan and punch list to resolve this claim. After providing what docs were still available after 15 years, he negotiated the settlement and case closed. I would never recommend anyone going it alone with the IRS without help. In my case the initial consult was not charged, so there was nothing to lose, anyway, but, as it turned out, a lot to gain.
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Posted by Jay Allen | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and prompt
Bob helped me out a couple of years ago when I had to unsnarl a nasty tax situation with the IRS. He was nonjudgmental and professional, and he helped me resolve the situation in a timely manner. Recently, when I needed help with obtaining a DirectPlus loan from the Department of Education, Bob was equally efficient. He managed to resolve an issue that I had been working on for two months in less than three days, and I was able to obtain the loan I needed for my daughter's college expenses. I highly recommend Bob as your attorney for any tax-related issues.
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Posted by Elliott | December 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent experience/results - from IRS bill of $25,000+ to refunds!
I had met Bob a couple of times before, and when I had a situation arise, I knew where to go for help. Long story wife's grandfather was way behind on his taxes, being 80 years old and preoccupied with his wife dying of cancer. When we visited for the funeral, I heard of the situation with the IRS garnishing some of his social security income, sending letters, etc, etc. I decided to help as best we could. I gathered as much information as I could and went to Bob to see if he would be willing to take some time to review what I was doing and suggest some things. I followed his advice carefully, Bob reviewed what I had done, and we submitted 6 years of tax returns. Bottom line, instead of a $25,000+ tax bill, we ended up with refunds coming from the IRS! And all with little hassle once we followed the steps Bob recommended! He was very helpful throughout! I highly recommend Bob as his experience working for the IRS before helps as he understands how the IRS is likely to respond to anything you will submit. Thank-you Bob!!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Federal Tax Clinic University Of Washington
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • IRS Office of Chief Counsel
  • 1998 - 2012


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Tax Council
  • CLE Committee Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted
  • 1998 - Present
  • Seattle Select Attorneys Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Tax Council
  • Past President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Tax Council
  • IRS Liaison Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Potential Tax Pitfalls for the Small Business Owner; Nine Tips to Stay Out of Trouble with the IRS
  • Small Business Taxes
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Tax Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bob for a couple of years and he is an impeccable attorney and a great friend. Working with him is a pleasure. I fully endorse Bob."
Tax Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob and I participated in a business plan workshop recently. He is thoughtful, an excellent listener, and committed to solving problems for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I first met Robert at a law conference in Miami and he is dedicated to providing quality representation to his clients. He's a true advocate!"
Tax Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Friend
"Bob is my go-to guy for tax dispute clients. He has the requisite experience and knowledge to get a fair deal for his clients."
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