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About Tyler DeWitt

Tyler DeWitt has extensive experience advocating on behalf of clients, including individuals, small businesses, corporations, and estates. Tyler focuses his practice on matters involving both federal and state tax controversy and litigation. Tyler regularly represents clients facing tax-related criminal charges and investigations, IRS collections (garnishments, levies, liens, IRS Revenue Officer enforcement), disputes in U.S. Tax Court, audits, tax debt settlements, international tax issues, back tax return filings, and certain state Sales & Use tax issues (both civil and criminal).

In addition to his practice, Tyler is a prolific speaker and regularly contributes his expertise as both an attorney and certified public accountant. Tyler also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Tax and contributes to continuing education courses for lawyers and accountants.

Prior to founding DeWitt Tax Law, Tyler was a Principal Attorney with Monypeny, DeWitt & Associates, served as a Tax Analyst for Federal Express, a Fortune 100 company, and as a legal extern for Judge Bernice Donald, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

When he is not advocating for his clients, Tyler enjoys politics, the outdoors, football, basketball, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Admissions

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Attorney, Tennessee
  • Attorney, Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

Education

  • Juris Doctor (JD), cum laude, The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Tax Certificate, with honors, The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA), The University of Memphis
  • Master of Science, Accounting, The University of Memphis
  • BBA (Accounting), Summa Cum Laude, The University of Memphis
  • Accelerator Program, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

Awards & Professional Memberships

  • Selected for Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2019, 2018)
  • Premier Tax Lawyers (2019)
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Partnership Taxation (2014)
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Representative Matters

  • Represented defendant in 31-count criminal tax evasion case. Resulted in pre-trial diversion, no jail time
  • Represented individual taxpayers in reducing $1,000,000+ federal tax liabilities by nearly 90% under the IRS Offer in Compromise program
  • Represented small businesses in resolving complex IRS audits with no additional tax owed
  • Represented small business owner in U.S. Tax Court in reversing the IRS’ six-figure determination of liability based upon a complex Alternative Minimum Tax issue
  • Represented individuals in securing releases of IRS bank levies and wage garnishments
  • Represented individuals in defending against IRS “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty” investigation related to payroll tax liabilities
  • Represented individuals with reaching compliance under both the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) and the IRS Streamlined Disclosure Program
  • Successfully appealed IRS termination of tax preparation firm’s electronic filing privileges
  • Represented defendant tax preparation firm in an accounting malpractice lawsuit. The court granted a directed verdict in favor of the defendant
  • Represented tax preparation firm in obtaining a confidential settlement of six-figure federal tax penalties
  • Represented restaurant owner in reversing the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s proposed six-figure tax assessment under the Tennessee successor liability statute

Tyler DeWitt

JD, CPA, MBA, MS (Accounting)

On behalf of our team at DeWitt Law, welcome to our website! I hope you find the content on our site helpful. Over the years, I have come to realize that much of my clients’ stress from facing tax issues is caused by the sheer power our government possesses to assess and collect taxes, further compounded by the complexity of our tax code. Contacting a lawyer enables you to be advised of your rights and to begin the process of restoring peace of mind.

When you call our firm, you will have the opportunity to speak with a tax attorney for a phone consultation. Once we determine the nature of your problem and whether we can help, we will schedule an in-person consultation where we will create a game plan to resolve your issue. Your case will be handled exclusively by an attorney, not a paralegal, Enrolled Agent, former IRS employee, CPA, or other non-lawyer.

I invite you to contact our firm if you are facing serious tax issues and need help. Regardless of whether you decide to hire DeWitt Law to represent you, I wish you the best in resolving your tax issues.

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