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Chaya Kundra


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Tax Attorney Chaya Kundra is both a tax litigator and tax advisor who works aggressively to solve current tax concerns and prevent future tax problems. Her clients include powerful U.S. and international businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and individuals. Tax Attorney Chaya Kundra routinely guides her clients through sensitive and complex tax situations including disclosing to the IRS before they contact you, employment tax balances owed and resolving the matter for both the company and the responsible owners, tax audits, appealing tax determinations with managers and the IRS Independent Office of Appeals, Collection Due Process Rights and arguing before Tax and federal courts on tax matters, as well as tax collection issues such as tax liens, levies, subordinations and the inability to make payment.

With over 28 years of experience in working with the IRS and State taxing authorities, Ms. Kundra is known for her impressive track record. She creatively solves uncertain and complex tax problems and has successfully argued as well as settled a wide variety of civil and criminal tax cases, which include legal tax audits, foreign and
U.S. voluntary disclosures, international tax compliance matters, employment tax disclosures, sales and use tax assessments and disclosures, non-profit and divorce tax ssues. She crafts resolutions that fit her client's specific needs and goals. Attorney Kundra's innovative approaches have even included her having the tax law changed to reduce her client's tax burden.

Understanding that her clients require excellence, Attorney Kundra works tirelessly to attain the optimal results for her clients. She has an expansive history of uccessfully remedying the most intricate tax situations for her clients with the utmost efficiency and incomparable fortitude. Her prior work experience includes service with the federal government on money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act matters.

A dynamic speaker, Ms. Kundra regularly presents and most recently spoke on changes in in the overall tax landscape due to COVID, as well as speaking on topics such s increased enforcement in Employment Tax Matters, IRS Practice and Procedure, International Tax Obligations and Substantial Compliance with Foreign Disclosures. er audiences frequently include members of the American Bar Association's Tax Section, the Maryland Advanced Tax Institute, State and County Bar Association, and ational/international organizations. For the past twenty plus years Ms. Kundra has consistently been recognized as one of the top lawyers in taxation.

Ms. Kundra is admitted to the Maryland State Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, District of Columbia Bar Association, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and U.S. Tax Court. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at the American University in 1994 and her Bachelor's degree in Finance at Loyola University in Maryland.



  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Published Works

  • Article, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, June, 2010
  • IRS Fails to Nab Payroll Cheats, FinancialWeek.com, August 25, 2008
  • Life Cycle of a Federal Tax Controversy - JOURNAL OF TAX PRACTICE & PROCEDURE, December 2006 - January 2007
  • Taxation Section Monthly Newsletter for the Montgomery County Bar Association, 2006
  • Life Cycle of a Federal Tax Controversy - Maryland Bar Journal, November, 2006


  • Best Law Firm, 2015
  • Best Lawyers Award, 2015
  • Fortune Women Leaders in the Law, 2014
  • Acquisition International Finance Awards Tax Law Firm of the Year – Maryland, 2014
  • Best Law Firms, 2014
  • Best Lawyers Award, 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Maryland, 2013
  • Fortune Women Leaders in the Law, 2013
  • Best Lawyers Award, 2013
  • Named NAPEW Woman of the Year
  • Washington DC’s Women Leaders in the Law 2012
  • Circle of Excellence, 2011
  • National Association of Entrepreneurship 2011 First Generation Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Named in SuperLawyers, 2009

Classes & Seminars

  • Federal Tax Practice and Procedure, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute - Panelist, 11/03/2008
  • Preparer Penalties, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute - Panelist, 11/03/2008
  • Important Income Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy & Foreclosure, Montgomery County, MD Bar Foundation - Panelist and Moderator, 09/17/2008
  • Seminar, The Update on Employment Taxes - ABA CLE Seminar, 2009
  • Collection Due Process; Why, When and Taking it to Court District of Columbia Bar, 2009
  • Panelist, Preparer Penalties, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute, 2008
  • Panelist, Federal Tax Practice and Procedure Update, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute, 2008
  • Panelist and Moderator, Taxation on Discharge of Indebtedness, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 2008
  • Worker Classification/Responsible Party, MD State Bar Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Important Income Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy & Foreclosure, Montgomery County Bar, 2008
  • Ethical Considerations in a Buy/Sell Business, 2008
  • Preparer Penalties 2008 Montgomery County Bar Spring, 2008
  • Important Income Tax Aspects of Marriage & Divorce, 2007
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Payroll Taxes, 2006
  • Pass-through Entities, 2006
  • Tax Increase and Reconciliation Action of 2005 HR 4297
  • Seminar, Federal Tax Practice and Worker Classification, 2005
  • The IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Schemes , 2005
  • Annual Program on Tax Updates for MD State Bar Annual Meeting, 2005 to 2008
  • How to Stay out of the IRS Frying Pan, 2004

Professional Associations

  • Alan J. Goldstein American Inns of Court, Member
  • American Bar Association, Civil and Criminal Penalties, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • U.S. Tax Court’s Inns of Court
  • Fee Dispute Committee for Montgomery County, Co-Chairperson
  • Indian American Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Co-chair for Membership of the Tax Section
  • Maryland State Bar Tax Section: Tax Controversy Study Group, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Chairperson of the Tax Section
  • Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group, Member
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Section of Taxation
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Member
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • National Association of Professional Women, Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Present

Practice Areas:

  • Taxation Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Corporate Tax Issues
  • Divorce Tax
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Estate Planning
  • International Tax Law
  • IRS Audits
  • Tax Litigation & Appeals
  • Tax Controversies and Collections
  • Tax Fraud