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John Pontius

Pontius Tax Law, PLLC

2023 Winner


1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20004

8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 1350 , Vienna, VA, 22182

199 E Montgomery Ave, Suite 100, Rockville, MD, 20850


  • Tax Law


Pontius Tax Law, PLLC strives to resolve sensitive tax problems through trust, dedication and value. The law firm was founded by John Pontius with offices in Washington, DC, Vienna, VA and Rockville. Mr. Pontius is a tax law attorney who represents individual and business clients with sensitive and serious tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. His client base is local, national and international.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Pontius has represented businesses and individuals with complex tax issues in the following areas: FBAR examinations, offshore and domestic disclosures, FATCA, FIRPTA, tax planning, unfiled tax returns, release of tax liens and levies, trust fund recovery penalty, IRS and state audit examinations, as well as Appeals, penalty abatement, U.S. Tax Court litigation, along with defense of tax fraud and evasion.

Before opening his firm, Mr. Pontius worked for five years at tax controversy firms in Rockville, Annapolis and Bethesda. For the preceding two years Mr. Pontius worked in the international corporate tax group of KPMG in Tysons Corner, Virginia. He began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army. He is a third-generation Washingtonian.

Licensed In

Washington, DC


FBAR examinations
Offshore and domestic disclosures
Tax planning
Unfiled tax returns
Release of tax liens and levies
Trust fund recovery penalty
IRS and state audit examinations
Penalty abatement
U.S. Tax Court litigation
Defense of tax fraud and evasion

Honors & Awards

Rising Stars and Super Lawyers, MD and DC, Super Lawyers
Top Lawyers, Northern Virginia Magazine-2022
Top Attorneys, Bethesda Magazine
Avvo Rating 10/10
Veteran-Owned Business
Member, Tax Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association
Vice Chair, State and Local Tax Committee, DC Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, Tax LLM
Widener University Commonwealth Law School, JD
Gettysburg College, BA in Economics
Landon School, High School Diploma

Additional Information

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20004, Get Directions Office Phone: 202-756-1125

8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 1350, Vienna, VA, 22182, Get Directions Office Phone: 703-903-1669

199 E Montgomery Ave, Suite 100, Rockville, MD, 20850, Get Directions Office Phone: 240-599-8027

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