Haynes Tax Law

Haynes Tax Law

We are a small, family-owned law firm in northern Virginia, assisting clients for more than 30 years with civil and criminal tax problems involving the IRS and various state tax agencies.

Firm Overview

At Haynes Tax Law, we have more than 30 years of experience helping clients who are struggling with tax problems involving involving the IRS Collection, Examination, and Criminal Investigation Divisions, as well as state tax agencies from around the country. Our clients are diverse and worldwide, including businesses and individuals. We apply our experience and expertise to the unique facts of each case in order to design and implement a customized solution for almost any tax problem. , whether it involves unfiled returns, unpaid balances, audits, criminal investigations, state tax debts, or a combination of these problems.

Our experienced team includes:

Burton J. Haynes - an attorney, licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. He is a former Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. He is a recognized expert in IRS investigations and procedures.

Russell J. Haynes - an attorney licensed in Virginia, focusing primarily on business and employment tax matters.

Evan A. Swank - a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with over thirty years of experience in public and private tax practice.

Christina M. Whearley - an Enrolled Agent with more than seven years of experience providing representation, accounting, and tax preparation services to individuals and businesses.

We understand the toll that tax problems can take on your professional, financial, and personal life. Although a solution may seem out of reach, with the right approach, tax problems can be managed and overcome.

If you are looking for real tax help, provided by experienced tax attorneys in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC, call our law firm at (703) 913-7500.
Main Office
Burton J. Haynes, P.C.
9273 Old Keene Mill Road
Burke  VA  22015
Phone
  • (703) 913-7500
Fax
  • (703) 866-2427
Websites
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We are a small, family-owned law firm in Northern Virginia with more than 30 years of experience helping clients with civil and criminal tax problems involving the IRS and various state tax agencies.
We help clients who are struggling with tax problems involving involving the IRS Collection, Examination, and Criminal Investigation Divisions, as well as state tax agencies from around the country. Our clients are diverse and worldwide, including businesses and individuals. We apply our experience and expertise to the unique facts of each case in order to design and implement a customized solution for almost any tax problem, whether it involves unfiled returns, unpaid balances, audits, criminal investigations, state tax debts, or a combination of these problems.

Our experienced team includes:

Burton J. Haynes -- an attorney, licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. He is a former Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. He is a recognized expert in IRS investigations and procedures.

Russell J. Haynes -- an attorney licensed in Virginia, focusing primarily on business and employment tax matters.

Evan A. Swank -- a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with over thirty years of experience in public and private tax practice.

Christina M. Whearley -- an Enrolled Agent with more than seven years of experience providing representation, accounting, and tax preparation services to individuals and businesses.

We understand the toll that tax problems can take on your professional, financial, and personal life. Although a solution may seem out of reach, with the right approach, tax problems can be managed and overcome.

If you are looking for real tax help, provided by experienced tax attorneys in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC, call our law firm at (703) 913-7500.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Tax controversy cases have been our only area of practice since the firm's founding.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Burton Haynes' experience as a Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division provides unusual insight into IRS practices and procedures. In addition, Burton Haynes' experience as a Certified Public Accountant lends understanding to many of the more-technical aspects of tax law that some tax attorneys lack. This background, coupled with his more than 30 years of experience in the private practice of tax law, distinguishes Mr. Haynes from other tax practitioners.

Russell Haynes has worked for Burton Haynes as a legal assistant, paralegal, and as an attorney. Russell continued to work for the firm while he attended George Mason University law school at night. Although he graduated in the top 5% of his class and from the tax concentration program, his "real" training has come from years of apprenticeship with his dad. Russell has since become an authority on employment tax matters and the application of bankruptcy law to tax.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our firm provides quality representation to taxpayers with seemingly-insurmountable tax problems. We do not peddle "one-size-fits-all" solutions to tax problems. Rather, we consider each client's unique situation to design and implement a customized plan for each client. Our knowledge and experience in IRS and state procedure allow us to find inventive solutions to difficult problems.

Russell Haynes

Russell Haynes is a tax attorney and B.J. Haynes' son. Russ' work focuses primarily on businesses with federal and state employment tax problems, including unpaid and unfiled employment, unemployment, and entity-level income tax returns. He also assists business clients with worker classification cases, whether brought by the IRS, Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, or state tax authorities. Russ has substantial experience helping business owners and employees with personal exposure to the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty and converted state tax assessments. He has successfully defended a variety of businesses from state and federal action in employment tax cases and has assisted individuals in avoiding or reducing their personal exposure to the business' tax problems.

Russ devotes the remainder of his time to helping individuals with a variety of tax problems, including unfiled returns and unpaid taxes. He, like his dad, is an authority on the treatment of tax liabilities in bankruptcy. He has successfully negotiated offers in compromise and installment agreements with the federal and state tax authorities, obtained innocent spouse relief for clients, and represented taxpayers during IRS and state tax audits. Russ has also assists helped taxpayers file claims for refund or abatement penalties. He has also assisted taxpayers under criminal investigation and charged with tax evasion, willful failure to file, willful failure to collect and pay over employment taxes, false statements, false claims, and conspiracy.

Russ is admitted to the Virginia Bar, the Virginia Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the ABA Tax Section and the ABA Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, the Virginia State Bar Association and VSB Taxation Section. Russ is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. He is married to another tax lawyer, Heidi Kordish Haynes, and has a daughter, Hannah. Before attending law school and entering the practice of law, Russell was a trained musician, with a Masters degree in music performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Russell is also an accomplished golfer, a former assistant golf professional in Austin, Texas. He still plays in charity tournaments in the D.C. area.
License
  • Bar Number: 82206
    Virginia , 2011
Education
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2011
    Magna cum laude, tax concentration

Burton Haynes

Burton Haynes is a former IRS Special Agent, having worked in the IRS Criminal Investigation Division's office in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1980, he was named as Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Association of Federal Investigators. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration, an M.B.A., and a law degree, all from the University of Maryland. In addition to the University of Maryland, Mr. Haynes has attended MacMurray College, the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University and Georgetown University Law School.

Since 1981, Mr. Haynes has been engaged in the private practice of law, and is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He specializes in tax controversy work, including civil and criminal tax matters, civil penalties, tax litigation, and the representation of clients before the IRS Examination Division, Collection Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Appeals Office, as well as before the United States Tax Court. In addition, he serves as a financial analyst and investigator in internal corporate investigations and litigation, and has testified as an expert witness in cases for both the government and the defense. He also counsels clients regarding the tax aspects of divorce and bankruptcy, and is often appointed as special tax counsel in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Haynes has taught accounting and tax courses at the University of Maryland, Towson State University, and Loyola College, and is an author and frequent lecturer for professional groups on representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.
License
  • Bar Number: 38434
    Virginia , 1995
  • Bar Number: 373732
    District of Columbia , 1981
  • Bar Number: 7911010158
    Maryland , 1979
Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1979
    Summa cum laude
  • University of Maryland
    Master of Business Administration , 1974

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