Spotlight Interview:

Ronald A. Marini, Esq.
Tax Attorney

US tax law is notoriously complex and ever-changing, for US Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and all income earning individuals in the US. This month, I’m pleased to introduce you all Ron Marini. Ron is a tax attorney with over 35 years of experience in the areas of tax law, both international and domestic, including representation before the IRS during IRS audits, IRS appeals, IRS collections actions, and before the US tax court.

What is it you like most about your practice? I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives, based upon my extensive knowledge of international tax law and IRS tax procedures. Whether taxpayers are immigrating to the US and need pre-migration tax planning or whether they are besieged by the IRS during an IRS Audit, Administrative Appeal, Collection Process or Tax Court filing; we have > 100 years of combined experience in providing international tax advice and in providing Tenacious Representation before the IRS, in order to represent our clients to the Full Extent that the Law Allows!
US tax law is notoriously complex and ever-changing. The firm’s attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in advising on laws, regulations, practices and procedures that impact clients and their businesses. Whether the concern is US Federal (IRS) or Multi-State tax issues for a domestic or a multinational business entity or planning for a foreign national immigrating to the US (Inbound) or planning for a US taxpayer emigrating from the US as an Expatriate (outbound); Marini & Associates, PA is available to provide proactive advice and tax planning. Our philosophy in planning is to provide Experienced Solutions for our client’s problems and to structure transactions in order to Avoid or Minimize Future Problems.

When taxpayers have an IRS problem, it is overwhelming trying to defend yourself against this formidable governmental organization, who has all that they need to take everything you have. Whether it’s undergoing an IRS audit, which can be a very stressful time for the taxpayer, navigating a taxpayer through the process of making a successful appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals or Tax Court or helping taxpayers who find themselves in a position where they can never pay off the IRS; our Team of Tax Attorneys have > 100 years of combined experience and are highly effective, solution-oriented tax attorneys, who care about the clients we represent!

Don’t you get tired of doing the same thing every day? With the diversity of needs from our various clients who seek tailored advice on pre-immigration tax planning or need specific tax solutions and representation during IRS tax audits or during IRS tax collection actions, such as tax lien & tax levy enforcement; there is no fatigue from “doing the same thing every day,” since every client situation and every clients tax defense is unique, exciting and challenging.

Where is your office? Our Main Dadeland Office is located at Town Center One, 8950 SW. 71st Ct., Suite 1811, Miami Florida, right across from the Dadeland Mall and we also have a Satellite Downtown Office located at Courthouse Tower.

Is there a part of your job that you dislike? I dislike having clients coming to seek our advice after they’ve lost an opportunity for pre-immigration tax planning or successfully protesting an IRS tax matter, as time for the protest has expired.

Is there any relationship between immigration law and your practice? Absolutely, especially where it is a high net worth client. A US resident or citizen must pay income tax on their “World Wide” Income” and must also pay gift and estate taxes on transfers of all “World Wide”assets, so there is the opportunity to avoid this by transferring non-US assets before establishing US residency.

On average, 1 million people attain legal immigrant status each year in the U.S. In 2017, 44.5 million people in the U.S. were immigrants. People choose to immigrate to the U.S. for a variety of reasons: in search of safety and security that cannot be found at home, in pursuit of a quality education or in the hope of achieving the “American dream.” Whatever the reason, those who come to the U.S. and, in particular, those with great wealth, have a lot to learn about the American tax system.

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that imposes taxes based on citizenship, rather than on whether or not an individual resides in the country, and is the only country with inheritance, estate and gift taxes. As such, foreign nationals
may not fully appreciate the importance of planning prior to becoming a citizen.
Future immigrants would be wise to take the time to consult with an experienced international tax attorney to assess their financial situation and plan accordingly before they become U.S. taxpayers in order to best conserve their wealth for themselves and future generations.

As for US immigrants on various different types of visas, they should be sure to consult with an experienced tax attorney when handling IRS matters to make sure that any settlement does not result in disqualifying their current visa status. The Supreme Court held in Kawashima v. Holder (Feb. 21, 2012) that filing a false tax return in violation of IRC Section 7206(1) as well as other criminal tax offenses are aggravated felonies which can result in deportation of a resident alien. Kawashima reaffirms the necessity for tax attorneys to work with and consult with immigration counsel when advising clients.

How can our readers reach you?

For more information on the tax attorneys of Marini & Associates PA please go to

Ronald A. Marini, Esq.

8950 SW 74TH COURT
SUITE 1811
MIAMI, FL 33156
SUITE 2050
PHONE: (305) 374-4424
FAX: (305) 374-6002



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