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Shawn Spaulding

Shawn Spaulding

  • Tax Law
  • California
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Tax Attorney Shawn Spaulding has dedicated his professional career to protecting the rights of taxpayers. After spending several tax seasons working in the legal department of the largest tax preparation company in the United States Shawn went on to pursue his LL.M (Master of Laws Degree) in Taxation at the University Of San Diego School Of Law. While completing the advanced tax program Shawn provided tax resolution services to the underserved community through the school’s clinic.

Shawn has accomplished high marks throughout his academic career graduating with honors in both his Bachelors (BSBA) and Juris Doctor (Law Degree) programs. He continued to excel while completing his LL.M (Master of Laws) in Taxation at the highest ranked tax program west of the Mississippi. Shawn has parlayed his strong academic foundation into becoming a zealous advocate that continues to exceed client expectations.

After completing his LL.M in Taxation Shawn has gone on to defend hundreds of individuals and businesses dealing with Federal and State tax controversies ranging from collection matters to audits. Over the years, Shawn has developed into an experienced tax negotiator, accomplished tax strategist, and ardent student of the law.

Practice Area
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States Tax Court
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University of San Diego School of Law
LL.M. (2015) | Taxation
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review / Member-Editor
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Trident University International
B.S. (2011) | Business Administration
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 298885
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Articles & Publications
The California Trustee: What Military Members Should Know to Avoid a Potential Tax Landmine
North County Lawyer Magazine
Certified Tax Law Specialist
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
San Diego Tax Attorney / Spaulding Legal, APC
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. I am in trouble with the IRS and State for infilled and also owe a substantial in back taxes. I have no money to pay
A: If you are unable to get free assistance through the taxpayer advocate, you will need to start by determining exactly which years need tax returns filed. Then, you should be able to gather Wage and Income transcripts (provide W2, 1099, etc.) from the IRS, which will help you get the returns prepared.

If the IRS has prepared substitute returns for certain years and are pursing collections it may be advisable to get into a hardship status (currently not collectable) to avoid levies (assuming you qualify).
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Contact & Map
Spaulding Legal, APC
338 Via Vera Cruz
Suite 260
San Marcos, CA 92078
Telephone: (760) 932-0042
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