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A tax attorney resume is written by an individual who can handle the day-to-day tax-related issues of the company/ clients. He is an expert in dealing with property tax, income tax and other kinds of taxes. Whenever these complex tax issues are faced by the companies, they always go in for hiring good tax attorneys who can handle their tax concerns well enough and also save them some tax. These professionals are up to date with all the tax-related regulations and all the latest amendments in the concerning law. Also, they specialize in IRS regulations concerning land, gift and other kinds of taxes. Accordingly they counsel the clients as to what should be the right approach. They keep track of things and also suggest effective tax plans to the clients that can save their money.

As there are a number of regulations and laws in the field of taxation, therefore, companies like to hire these skilled individuals who can take care of all this business for them. They also offer preventive services which comprise of stock portfolios and restructuring payroll process for the company. They also act as intermediary in-between the company and the IRS when the component is in trouble with the IRS for non-payment/ irregularity in tax payment. For organizations that owe IRS more in tax payments than they can actually afford, the tax lawyers devise such procedures of restructuring and planning that can save the companies.

In terms of legal education, a tax attorney should be an undergraduate from a recognized university. This has to be followed by a masters degree in law on completion of which the applicant receives a Juris Doctor (JD) degree . After this the applicant must earn his/ her practicing license by appearing for the state bar exam.

Following is a tax attorney resume sample that will help you understand the structure and flow of it.

Tax Attorney Resume Sample

John Riley
6th Harper St. House,
Lakewood, CA
(432) 610-1234


To use my skills in the domain of tax law practices and effectively guide my clients in their dealings pertaining to various tax filing processes and solving complicated tax issues with the IRS.

Profile Summary

  • 7 years of diverse and useful experience in the legal field of tax filing and risk assessment.
  • Have an impressive success rate of 98% built on with hard work of last 7 years.
  • Good experience of working on several kinds of tax related cases and guiding the clients through the nitty-gritties of the same.
  • Good knowledge of state-wise and IRS rules and regulations concerning corporate clients.
  • Licensed practitioner with a Juris Doctor Degree in Taxation from the New York School of Law.

Skills Summary

  • Good and up to date knowledge of all the tax provisions and laws.
  • Logical approach towards problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate better working in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in English- both written and verbal.

Work Experience

Harper and Group- Legal Consultants
Tax Attorney (2007-Present)

  • Providing guidance to the client companies on various kinds of tax related issues and reducing tax burden for them.
  • Maintaining the tax files of the client companies and referring to them as and when required.
  • Training the new law interns at the company in the matters of tax.
  • Being up to date with all the latest IRS norms and conditions.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality clause with the client and safeguarding all their tax-related information.
  • Performing risk-assessment procedures for them and telling them about the most economical ways to clear their tax burdens.
  • Keeping up to date with all the state and federal tax laws and informing of the same to the clients.
  • Being present at the board meetings of the clients and briefing them on their tax related issues.

J. Nelson & Co. Legal Consultants
Legal Advisor (2004-2007)

  • Conducting internal audits and offering help in tax filing and suggesting the use of other tax-saving instruments.
  • Devising various strategies to solve the company's tax and finance related problems.


  • Appeared for and passed the New York Bar Exam in 2004.
  • Completed my Juris Doctor degree from New York Institute of Law, 2002
  • Graduation in Bachelor of Business Administration, XYZ College of Commerce, 2000.


  • Secured the coveted membership with the XYZ Institute of Law, New York.
  • Have gained a respectable reputation of one of the most successful tax attorneys in the city.

This is how a tax attorney resume is written and complied. Always be sure to check all the content for its accuracy and correctness. For this you need to proofread it at least twice. Avoiding to write a long resume will work in your favor as no recruiter has the time to go through lengthy resumes. Whatever you write, it should be to the point and crisp, which will automatically make the resume shorter.

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