Paul G. Topolka: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Paul G. Topolka

Special Counsel
Greensboro,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Federal Taxation
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3463, Greensboro, NC, 27402
University Western Michigan University, B.B.A.
Law SchoolValparaiso University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1971, Illinois; United States Tax Court. (Not admitted in North Carolina)

Paul G. Topolka is Special Counsel and works in the tax practice group.

He has extensive tax controversy experience, and has litigated numerous cases before the United States Tax Court. He also focuses on IRS procedural and dispute resolution.

Previously, Paul worked as a senior manager in KPMG's Tax Controversy Services practice. Prior to that, he was the District Counsel for the North-South Carolina District of the Internal Revenue Service. While with the IRS, he served as Chief Legal Advisor for the District Director and the Chiefs of Appeals, Criminal Investigation, Collection, and Examination divisions.

Paul has lectured on a wide variety of subjects before the Tax Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of CPAs and other professional groups. He has also been part of the instructor cadre for Chief Counsel's Trial Attorney Program and Brief Writing Program.

Paul earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana. He is a member of the Tax Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and also serves on the association's Tax Council.


Client Alert - IRS Special Relief Program for Small Charities that Have Not Filed the Form 990-N (e-Postcard)
The Internal Revenue Service is now offering a one-time special relief program for small charities that are at risk of losing tax-exempt status.

Paul Topolka Joins Nexsen Pruet; Expands Tax Practice Group


Client Alert: 2010 Tax Act Provides Portability to Reduce the Estate Taxes Paid by Couples
The IRS is offering a new way for surviving spouses to reduce their estate tax bill if their spouse passed away after December 31, 2010.

Client Alert: The Taxation Treatment of Employer-Provided Cell Phones
The Internal Revenue Service has issued long-awaited guidance that clarifies the taxation treatment of employer-provided cell phones or other similar telecommunications equipment.

Client Alert: A Low Cost Option to Voluntarily Reclassify Workers
In September, The IRS announced the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), a voluntary initiative allowing taxpayers the opportunity to change the prospective classification of their workers at a low cost. Taxpayers seeking to apply to the VCSP for the fourth quarter of 2011 must act quickly to meet the initial deadlines set by the IRS.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· Tax Section, North Carolina Bar Association

· Tax Council, North Carolina Bar Association

· Tax Section of the American Bar Association


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Tax Implications for Same-Sex Married Couples Residing in The Carolinas
Tess Stakias,Paul G. Topolka, February 25, 2014
As the April 15th filing deadline approaches, there are important changes to note. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on June 26, 2013, a number of important tax issues were raised and potential refund opportunities were created for same-sex married couples...

Tax Tip: Don't Lose Your Charitable Deduction for Lack of Paperwork
Paul G. Topolka, February 4, 2014
For cash contributions of less than $250, you must have either a cancelled check/credit card receipt or a written statement from the charity that substantiates the donation.

IRS launches 'Get Transcript' Application
Paul G. Topolka, January 30, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new application which gives taxpayers the ability to directly view, print, and download tax return transcripts and account transcripts.
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Paul G. Topolka

701 Green Valley Rd., Ste. 100
GreensboroNC 27408


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