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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Tax: Consumer (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter is an associate attorney at Wagner Tax Law. Her practice focuses on federal and state tax controversy matters. From the firm's office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she represents businesses and individuals in their tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Minnesota Department of Revenue, and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

    Kathleen is admitted to practice before the Minnesota state courts, including the Minnesota district courts, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Minnesota Supreme Court, and Minnesota Tax Court, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the United States Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

    Kathleen assists business and individual clients with variety of tax disputes with the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, and DEED, 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. 

    Kathleen studied English literature and finance at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. Kathleen graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2013. During law school, Kathleen served several internships, including with the Hennepin County Examiner of Titles and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. After graduation, she clerked for the Minnesota Tax Court before entering her private practice.

    Kathleen is active with the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and was elected to the MSBA Tax Section Council in 2018. Since that time, she has served as the Secretary and Treasurer and currently serves as the Vice Chair. Kathleen is also a member of the Tax Section Legislative Committee. 

    Kathleen frequently gives presentations and writes blog articles related to tax issues. Her recent presentations have included updates on federal tax law, updates on state caselaw, residency issues, worker classification issues, and tax collection issues. 

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

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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    About Kathleen Pfutzenreuter

    Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

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

    Honors/Awards:

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

    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

    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

    Educational Background:

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

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