Tampa, FL’s Knowledgeable Tax Attorney

At The Jefferson Firm, LLC, we provide knowledgeable tax attorney services for clients in Tampa, Florida. Our firm is headed by Nehemiah Jefferson, a tax attorney with many years of tax experience. Learn more about Nehemiah and the rest of our firm below, and schedule your appointment with our office at a time that is convenient for you.

Attorney Profile – Nehemiah Jefferson, Esq.

Attorney Nehemiah Jefferson's practice is taxpayer civil and criminal representation before the IRS, the Florida Department of Revenue, and other taxing jurisdictions. Prior to practicing law, Attorney Jefferson served as a Senior Associate for a "Big Four" accounting firm and owned a national retail tax franchise.

 

Attorney Jefferson is admitted to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, and is a member of the United States Tax Court Bar. He represents clients nationwide in federal income taxation controversy matters. He has been featured on Fox 13 News in Tampa, is an Enrolled Agent, a member of the DC, Florida and Hillsborough County bar associations, and provides pro bono services on behalf of Bay Area Legal Services Inc. and its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. Attorney Jefferson received his Bachelor's degree from The Florida State University, his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School (Atlanta), and is currently completing coursework towards an LL.M. in Taxation.

Why Hire Us?

Why hire a Tax Attorney and not a CPA, Enrolled Agent ("EA") or Tax Preparer? There are two primary reasons to do so - client confidentiality, and complete counsel. It’s only with a tax attorney that you have the important “attorney-client privilege” in terms of confidentiality concerning communications.  The "federally authorized tax practitioner" privilege under I.R.C. Sec. 7525 protects discussions only in civil matters. If a case turns criminal, the privilege is no longer applicable. In addition, only attorneys are legally exempt from being forced to testify against their clients should the IRS prosecute the client criminally. On the other hand, the CPA, EA or tax preparer can be forced to testify. Finally, only a tax attorney can communicate all of a client’s options, including legal options such as tax bankruptcy. CPA’s, EA's and tax preparers may not give legal advice.  It only makes sense that if the IRS or State has attorneys working on their behalf, then you should too!

 

When providing legal assistance for our clients, our team at The Jefferson Firm, LLC is guided by four core values:

 

  • STRAIGHT-FORWARDNESS. 
    We’re honest in presenting the facts.
  • SINCERITY.
    We exhibit integrity and professionalism.
  • SCHOLARSHIP. 
    We are knowledgeable.
  • STEWARDSHIP. 
    We responsibly manage the resources we have been entrusted with, and perform all work with the highest level of care and attention to detail.

 

 

We are well equipped to handle your case from "COMMENCEMENT to CONCLUSION."

Admissions, Memberships, Associations, And Press

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

*Represents clients Nationwide in Federal Taxation Matters.

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

 

Articles and Press

  • Interviewed,"What to do when you win the Lottery: Former winner weighs in," Fox 13 News (January 2018) http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/previous-lotto-winners-advice-hire-an-attorney
  • Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, "Tax Attorney Privileges: Confidentiality and Completeness," March/April 2016
  • Examiner, "Tax Properties Abound in Jacksonville Area," July 2011
  • Examiner, "Tax Avoidance or Tax Evasion?" March 2011
  • Examiner, "New Florida Governor Promises Tax Cut," February 2011
  • Examiner, "What to Take To Your Preparer," January 2011
  • Examiner, "A Nice Compromise: Bush Tax Cuts Arrive in Time," January 2011

 

Community Service

 

 

Please contact us for an appointment! (877) 575-7765

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The Jefferson Firm, LLC
10150 Highland Manor Dr, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33610
877-575-7765
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