Experienced and Aggressive Legal Defense of Your Rights against the IRS against the FTB

After earning a Masters in Taxation and Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego School of Law along with an undergraduate Accounting Degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mr. Hartsock attained the highest designation available to a tax attorney; a "Certified Tax Law Specialist" and founded his practice in 1982.

To be qualified as a Certified Tax Law Specialist, the California State Bar requires passing a rigorous written examination on technical tax law along with at least 5 years of practice in a broad range of taxation issues including individual, corporate, partnership, limited liabilities companies, and estates and trusts. Also, other tax attorneys, certified public accountants and tax professionals must vouch that you are competent in taxation law before the certified tax specialist designation will be awarded.

Our Mission

This tax law firm will use its best efforts, full staff and every known applicable law to aggressively protect your rights and interests against the IRS, FTB and EDD in order to reach the most favorable possible outcome in your case.

Our Company's Values

This firm prides itself on attaining the lowest negotiated settlement of IRS tax debts, and maximum mitigation of both civil and criminal penalties possible under the internal revenue code and federal sentencing guidelines. We fight for people. We treat clients as members of our own family and we will not rest until you receive the maximum rights and protections available under the law.

What We Do

We prepare outstanding cases through the collections and organization of facts and documents, we create smart strategies based on many years of experience and expertise with tax laws, rules, regulations and procedures to aggressively negotiate the best possible outcome for our clients.

Why work with The Tax Lawyer?

That's simple. Because you want to win. You want a tax attorney who is going to aggressively defend your rights and deliver the best possible negotiated settlement. As the Chairman of the San Diego County Bar Association, Pro Se Taxpayer Program, and a tax lawyer with over 37 years experience defending clients before the IRS, you are in good hands with William D. Hartsock.

Client Guarantee

The Tax Lawyer, William D. Hartsock guarantees that this firm will represent client interests to the best of our ability and to the fullest extent of the law while minimizing attorney's fees. We will work with you to organize your facts and documents into the best case possible and present your case in the most favorable light to the IRS and FTB.

Where can you find us?

The offices of William D. Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc are located in North County Coastal San Diego, CA, serving all of Southern California including the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, Carlsbad, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, and Coronado.


Preparation, Presentation, and Negotiation

Achieving the best possible outcome with the IRS starts with case preparation. This tax law firm will work with you to uncover all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, compile and organize all of the necessary documentation and interview witnesses in order to develop a case that will achieve the most favorable outcome.

It is critical to use the facts and circumstances of the case to paint you in the most favorable light possible in the eyes of the IRS revenue officer, tax appeals officer or tax court judge. Based on over 25 years of experience this firm is very familiar with the tactics that the IRS will use to attempt to prosecute and with the strategies that can successfully keep them at bay while we build a case and negotiate a successful outcome.

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Case Presentation

This is a process of negotiations at each and every step along the way. From the very first call with the IRS, to the first meeting with the revenue officer, to negotiating with the appeals officer and in presenting before a judge in tax court, this is a negotiation. It is critical that you have a tax attorney with the knowledge, experience and aggressiveness to win. That is why you need The Tax Lawyer, William D. Hartsock.

William D. Hartsock Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock, Esq is a Certified Tax Law Specialist, the highest designation available to a tax attorney. With a distinguished career of over 37 years as a tax lawyer and a pristine reputation, Mr. Hartsock is able to successfully defend your rights. Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Sherry McDonald Forensic Accountant Sherry McDonald is an experienced forensic accountant at TheTaxLawyer.com, William D. Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc. Sherry has earned an impressive and successful track record working on tough cases. Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Dan Eggerman Tax Attorney Dan Eggerman, tax attorney, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was awarded the State Bar of Georgia's 2012 Outstanding Tax Student Award and joined the California Bar that same year. Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Ayla Shakoori Administrator Ayla Shakoori joined our team as office manager in 2019. Ayla has a baccalaureate degree from San Diego State University where she studied business, political science, and accounting. Facebook Twitter Linkedin