Amanda Traphagan is a Texas tax attorney who has spent her entire legal career assisting taxpayers with contested tax matters. She has assisted taxpayers against the Texas Comptroller, the Internal Revenue Service, and tax authorities of other states in administrative proceedings as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts. Amanda Traphagan is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas, the United States Tax Court, and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits.
Amanda Traphagan's published state tax cases include the Texas Supreme Court cases Combs v. Roark Amusement & Vending, L.P. and In re Allcat Claims Service, L.P. and John Weakly. Amanda Traphagan's published federal tax cases include C.I.R. v. UTAM, Ltd. and C.I.R. v. DSDBL, Ltd.
Amanda Traphagan writes and speaks regularly on state and federal tax matters. She has authored and co-authored articles appearing in publications such as the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal and the Journal of State Taxation. She is the director of the State Bar of Texas' 2013 Advanced Tax Law Course and the vice-chair of the Continuing Legal Education committee for the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Texas. She has taught tax courses for groups such as the State Bar of Texas, the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, and various private seminars companies.
Amanda Traphagan received her law degree at the University of Texas School of Law, with honors. During law school, she served as the Writ Editor for the Student Bar Association and Executive Editor of the Texas Journal of Women and the Law. She also received undergraduate degrees in journalism and government from The University of Texas at Austin, both with highest honors.
In her spare time, Amanda Traphagan enjoys yoga and creative writing.