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Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Wagner Tax Law
8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard, Suite 960
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Phone: 952-921-2101
Fax: 952-921-2109
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Tax: Business, Tax: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter is an associate attorney at Wagner Tax Law. Kathleen assists business and individual clients with variety of tax disputes with the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, and the Department of Employment and Economic Development, including audits, administrative appeals, litigation, and collection matters, addressing issues related to a variety of tax matters, including: audit reconsideration requests, courtesy reviews, personal liability assessments for business taxes, officer liability, residency audits, trust fund recovery penalties, sales and use tax, independent contractor and worker classification audits, certificates of discharge, offshore voluntary disclosures, lien foreclosure litigation, franchise tax, voluntary disclosure agreements, FBAR penalties, profit motive audits, penalty abatement requests, claims for refund, innocent spouse relief, installment agreements, and offers in compromise.

As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, Kathleen studied literature and finance. Kathleen enjoys running, reading, gardening, cooking, mentoring, and reaching out to the community. Kathleen has served as a Mitchell Mentor, Page Education Foundation Mentor, and William Mitchell Tax Moot Court judge.

Kathleen serves as the Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section and she is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Legislative Committee. 

Kathleen presents frequently on a variety of tax topics, including recent presentations on resolving tax debts with the IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue, Department of Justice litigation issues, and challenging trust fund recovery penalty assessments at the TAX 2021 Conference for the Minnesota Society of CPAs and the 2021 Minnesota CLE Tax Institute

Practice Areas
  • 50%Tax: Business
  • 50%Tax: Consumer

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter

First Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://wagnertaxlaw.com/team/kathleen-e-splett/

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., Literature, and Finance, 2007

Honors/Awards

  • Cali Award, William Mitchell College of Law
  • William Mitchell Tax Moot Court judge, William Mitchell College of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Divorce Decree Drafting” – Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Forum
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Page Education Foundation Mentor
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Mentor
  • William Mitchell College of Law Attorney Mentor, 2013–2016
  • “Tax Issues for Artists” – Minnesota Springboard for the Arts
  • “Collection Cases: Mechanisms, Procedures, and Resolutions” – Minnesota Certified Public Accountant Conference
  • “Complete Lawyer: Tax Controversy Issues” – Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • “Tax Policy Update: Overview of GOP’s and Administration’s Proposals to Change the Federal Tax Law” – Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • “Tax Law Update: Minnesota Resident Tax Issues After Marks v. Commissioner of Revenue” – Presentation at local accounting firm
  • “Demonstrating Profit Motive” – Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota State Bar Association, Arts and Entertainment Section
  • “Judicial Mediation” – Minnesota County Attorneys Association Annual Meeting

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section, Networking Committee Chair
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section, Legislative Committee Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section, Council Secretary

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section: Council Treasurer and Legislative Committee Member , 2019
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section: Council Secretary and Legislative Committee Member , 2018
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section: Council Vice Chair and Legislative Committee Member , 2020
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Running Club, President
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Office Location for Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter

8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard
Suite 960
Minneapolis, MN 55437

Phone: 952-921-2101

Fax: 952-921-2109

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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