Robert V. Boeshaar

Top rated Tax attorney in Seattle, Washington

Law Office of Robert V. Boeshaar
Robert V. Boeshaar
Law Office of Robert V. Boeshaar

Practice Areas: Tax; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1996

Education: Willamette University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

Law Office of Robert V. Boeshaar

2125 Western Ave
Suite 330
Seattle, WA 98121 Visit website


The esteemed founder of the firm Law Offices of Robert V. Boeshaar, Robert V. Boeshaar is an attorney with almost 30 years of experience. With his office located in Seattle, Washington, he caters to the legal requirements of the people pertaining to tax law. He assists in resolving tax controversies and other disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. 

Mr. Boeshaar holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Willamette University College of Law, where he graduated third of his class. Prior to that, he had completed a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wheaton College. In 1998, he enrolled in the University of Washington School of Law to further pursue his interest in taxation and went on to complete a master’s degree in the subject. 

Working with the Internal Revenue Service for over 14 years, Mr. Boeshaar witnessed the plight of individuals and small businesses caught up in tax-related complications due to the lack of awareness regarding such matters. He was driven by the need to help people on the other side seek the guidance they deserve in leading a peaceful life devoid of any tax-related interventions and established his own firm to do right by them. 

Professional and prompt in his actions, Mr. Boeshaar seeks to provide diligent representation and knowledgeable counsel to anyone who seeks his guidance. His service extends to finding solutions in issues of tax controversies, income tax liabilities, IRS audits, business tax debt, trust fund penalties, installment agreements, innocent spouse relief, liens and other appeals. 

Having represented the IRS in over forty cases before the United States Tax Court, Mr. Boeshaar has a holistic and in-depth understanding of the workings of the organization and the law that it abides by. Through timely intervention, he strives to help clients resolve their issues so that they do not have to pay more than their fair share or let it affect their business. He is rated with a perfect score of 10/10 on Avvo.

Practice areas

Tax: Business, Tax: Consumer

Focus areas

Tax Law

  • 60% Tax: Business
  • 40% Tax: Consumer

First Admitted: 1995, Oregon

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteers with the University of Washington Low-Income Federal Tax Clinic
  • Active Member, Seattle Rotary Club #4
Educational Background:
  • University of Washington, Master of Laws in Taxation, 1998
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This article examines five of the most common causes for an IRS audit and how to avoid them.  An IRS is often prompted by Failing to File your Tax Return on Time, Mathematical Errors, Failing to Report All of Your Income, Making Invalid or Excessive Deductions and Misclassifying Your Workers., Author, How To Avoid An Audit, Modern Restaurant Magazine, 2019
  • Discusses tax problems often encountered by restaurant owners and how to solve them.  Discusses payroll tax issues and unfiled returns and potential resolutions including Currently-Not-Collectible, Installment Agreements and Offers-in-Compromise. , Author, Common Restaurant Tax Problems and How to Solve Them, Modern Restaurant Magazine, 2018
  • This video discusses the reasonable cause defense to avoid IRS penalties and situations for which the IRS will abate tax penalties.  I discuss natural disasters, serious illness or death, unavoidable absence, fire or theft, undue hardship, and erroneous written advice as grounds for penalty abatement., Penalty Abatement, Small Businesses, 2023
  • In this video, I discuss the consequences of not filing your tax returns including penalties and interest, the civil fraud penalty, the possibility that the IRS may file for you, and potential jail time for willful failure to file tax returns., How NOT to go to jail if you haven't paid your taxes., Small Businesses, 2023
  • This video describes five ways to reduce the amount you need to pay to the IRS in an Offer-in-Compromise., IRS Settlements Video 5 Tips, Small Businesses, 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2023
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court 1998 - Present, 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Small Business Owners

Office location for Robert V. Boeshaar

2125 Western Ave
Suite 330
Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-593-1120


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

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