John S. Pontius

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Rockville, MD

Pontius Tax Law, PLLC
 | 199 East Montgomery Avenue, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-719-0774
Fax: 888-955-0717
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Tax: Consumer (50%)
Attorney Profile

John Pontius is the founder of Pontius Tax Law, PLLC, with offices in Rockville, Maryland and Washington, DC.  Mr. Pontius 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. 

Mr. Pontius regularly represents businesses and individuals with complex tax issues in the following areas: FBAR examinations, offshore disclosures, FATCA, tax planning, unfiled tax returns, release of tax liens and levies, trust fund recovery penalty, IRS and state audit examinations as well as Appeals, and penalty abatement, US Tax Court litigation along with defense of tax fraud and evasion. 

Mr. Pontius has been licensed to practice law since 2005. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and before federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Maryland as well as the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Pontius is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar. He also belongs to the tax sections of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Gettysburg College, Mr. Pontius obtained his law degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School. During law school, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He also holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Pontius previously interned for a U.S. Tax Court Judge and served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army. He also worked as an associate and senior associate at private Maryland and Virginia-based firms.

Washington, DC Office

1101 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20004

Phone: 202-756-1125


Practice Areas
  • 50%Tax
  • 50%Tax
Focus Areas

Tax Law


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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Admitted: 2005, Maryland


Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Basics of FIRPTA Withholding for G-4 Visa Holders, PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union, October 2018
  • Demystifying IRS Letters While Resolving IRS Liens and Levies, Annual Meeting of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, May 2019
  • Updates on Denial or Revocation of US Passport for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debtors, DC Bar, March 2019
  • The Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on the Taxation of Individuals, Annual Lax Law Conference of the Federal Bar Association, March 2019
  • Liens, Levies, and Collection Alternatives with the IRS and Maryland, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, January 2019
  • Techniques for Maximizing Charitable Giving, Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals, December 2018
  • An Overview of Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation for Accountants, Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, November 2018
  • Getting Tax Documents from Uncle Sam: Tips for the Tax Practitioner, Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals, November 2018

Educational Background:

  • Gettysburg College, B.A. in Economics
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School, J.D.

Industry Groups

  • International Tax
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
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Office Location for John S. Pontius

199 East Montgomery Avenue
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-719-0774

Fax: 888-955-0717

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Last Updated: 1/29/2020

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