In Texas, attorneys can become board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).
For purpose of becoming board certified in tax law, TBLS defines tax law as involving the Internal Revenue Code and other federal, state and local tax statutes and interpretive material in connection with matters in which issues of taxation are significant factors.
TBLS defines tax law to include:
According to TBLS, the practice of tax law may involve special emphasis in subspecialties such as "income, estate or gift tax law, international tax law, business associations tax law, oil and gas tax law, employee benefits tax law, and criminal tax law, but applicant must demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of the area of tax law."
In Texas, board certified attorneys in tax law have qualifications that include:
According to TBLS, the tax law exam requires a hands on/working knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and the Treasury Regulations including a strong familiarity with the organization of the tax statutes and the administrative documents.
Topics on the exam might include any of the following topics:
Although not all qualified tax law attorneys are board certified, attorneys who have earned their status as a certified specialist have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation.
To help the public find a board certified attorney in tax law in Texas, Lawyer Legion maintains this directory.
Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.
Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board certified specialists in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Start by choosing your county from the list below.