Benjamin A. Wagner

Benjamin A. Wagner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Wagner Tax Law
 | 8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard, Suite 960
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Phone: 952-921-2106
Fax: 952-921-2109
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Benjamin A. Wagner is the founder of Wagner Tax Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Wagner assists individuals and businesses in tax-related legal matters before institutions including the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Wagner earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University and received his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law since 2008 and is admitted before various courts including the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Minnesota Tax Court, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Tax Court.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Wagner regularly speaks on tax-related topics to attorneys, public accountants and tax professionals. He has lectured at numerous continuing legal education events and for various bar associations.  

Mr. Wagner enjoys being involved in his legal community. He is an active member and past chair of the tax law sections of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association and currently serves as legislative co-chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s tax law section.

Mr. Wagner is also active in several volunteer activities. He is involved with the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee, serves as a program specialist for YMCA Youth in Government and participates in the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans legal clinic. He also previously served as an attorney mentor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

About Benjamin Wagner

Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://wagnertaxlaw.com/team/benjamin-a-wagner/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named a SuperLawyer – Rising Star, Taxation (2015 – 2019)
  • Named a Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney (2017)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section (Chair, 2016-2017)
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax Section
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Co-Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, Legislative Committee, 2011 – Present
  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • Council Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012 – Present
  • U.S District Court for Minnesota
  • Minnesota Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Minnesota Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • William Mitchell College of Law Attorney Mentor, 2009 – Present
  • Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section, 2016-2017
  • Program Specialist for YMCA Youth in Government, 2005 – Present
  • MACV Legal Clinic For Veterans, 2012 – Present
  • ABA Pro Se Taxpayer Initiative, 2008 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Recent Developments in IRS Procedures: Breaches, Identity Theft, Scams, and Passport Revocations - MN CLE - Business & Personal Tax Planning: Impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act & Other NEW Tax Developments , 2019
  • How The New Tax Bill Will Impact Common Litigation Topics - Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants – 64th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2018
  • Recent Developments In IRS Procedures: Breaches, Identity Theft, Scams, and Passport Revocations - MN CLE - 78th Tax Institute  , 2018
  • Essential Tips and Best Practices for Tax Controversy Work – 75th Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute, 2015
  • Common Tax Pitfalls for Businesses Under the New Federal Tax Law - MN CLE, 2018
  • Collection Cases: Mechanisms, Procedures, and Resolutions – 61st Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2016
  • DOR and IRS Tax Litigation Hot Topics – 76th Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute, 2016
  • Residency Issues: Individuals, Estates, and Trusts – Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section, 2017
  • Recent Developments in Collection Due Process and Innocent Spouse Cases- 73rd Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute, 2013
  • The Cold Climate of Minnesota Residency Law, 59th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2013
  • My Client Owes: Successfully Negotiating IRS and MN DOR Collection Options, 59th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2013
  • Tax Traps in Family Law Cases: Avoiding the Landmines, Family Law Section November 2013 CLE
  • Hamline University Business Law Institute: "Hot Topics in Tax" Panelist, 2013
  • Defending Individuals Against Personal Liability Assessments Tax Section, May 2013 CLE
  • Advanced Business Tax, William Mitchell College of Law, Guest Lecturer, 2013
  • IRS Audits and Appeals: Defending Your Client's Position, 58th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2012
  • Sales Tax Audits, Appeals and Litigation: Tips for Negotiation and Resolution, 58th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2012
  • Hamline University Business Law Institute: "Hot Topics in Tax" Panelist, 2012
  • Minnesota Sales and Use Taxes: From Audit through Litigation, Minnesota State Bar Association, May 2012 CLE
  • Tax Traps in Family Law Cases: Avoiding the Landmines, Dakota County Bar Association, 2012
  • Employment Taxes – Tax Law for the Non-Specialist, Minnesota CLE, 2012
  • Collection Issues – Offer in Compromise, Minnesota CLE 71st Annual Tax Institute, 2011
  • Compromising Tax Obligations, MSBA Tax Section Annual CLE Series, 2011
  • "Summary Guide" for Taxation and Reporting of Verdicts and Settlements(Employment Litigation), Minnesota CLE (Update 2010) (Pub.)
  • Employment Taxes – Tax Law for the Non-Specialist, Minnesota CLE, 2010
  • Sales and Use Tax Audits, Appeals, and Litigation in Minnesota Tax Court – 69th Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Law Institute, 2009
  • An Introduction to Representing Taxpayers: From Audit Through Tax Court – Hearsay, Spring 2009, Vol. X, No. 3 (2009) (Pub.)
  • Tax Traps in Family Law Cases: Avoiding the Landmines - Family Law Section, 2013
  • My Client Owes: Successfully Negotiating IRS and MN DOR Collection Options, 59th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference , 2013
  • The Cold Climate of Minnesota Residency Law, 59th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2013
  • Recent Developments in Collection Due Process and Innocent Spouse Cases – 73rd Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute, 2013
  • DOR and IRS Collections Options: Negotiating Resolution to Outstanding Tax Obligations – 60th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2014
  • Understanding Profit Motive: How to Protect Against the IRS or DOR Treating Your Client’s Creative Endeavor as a Hobby – Minnesota State Bar Association Arts & Entertainment Law Section, 2015
  • FOIAs and GDPAs: How Requests for Information Can Help Practitioners Resolve Cases with the IRS or DOR – 60th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Saint John's University, B.A., Honors: Dean’s List, 2005
Office Location for Benjamin A. Wagner

8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard
Suite 960
Minneapolis, MN 55437

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Last Updated: 4/11/2019

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