Burton James Haynes

Burton James Haynes: Attorney with Burton J. Haynes, P.C.


B.J. Haynes is a former IRS Special Agent, having worked in the IRS Criminal Investigation Division’s office in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1980, he was named as Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Association of Federal Investigators. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration, an M.B.A., and a law degree, all from the University of Maryland. In addition to the University of Maryland, Mr. Haynes has attended MacMurray College, the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University and Georgetown University Law School.

Since 1981, Mr. Haynes has been engaged in the private practice of law, and is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He specializes in tax controversy work, including civil and criminal tax matters, civil penalties, tax litigation, and the representation of clients before the IRS Examination Division, Collection Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Appeals Office, as well as before the United States Tax Court. In addition, he serves as a financial analyst and investigator in internal corporate investigations and litigation, and has testified as an expert witness in cases for both the government and the defense. He also counsels clients regarding the tax aspects of divorce and bankruptcy, and is often appointed as special tax counsel in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Haynes has taught accounting and tax courses at the University of Maryland, Towson State University, and Loyola College, and is an author and frequent lecturer for professional groups on representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Tax Law
  • Unfiled Returns
  • Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy
  • IRS Criminal Investigations
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Installment Agreement
  • Innocent Spouse Issues
  • Injured Spouse Claims
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Removing of Tax Liens
  • Contesting IRS Levies
  • Tax Audit Representation
  • Collection Due Process (CDP) Hearings
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Tax Court and Refund Litigation
  • Abatement of Penalties
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
571-550-9255  Phone
703-866-2427  Fax
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., Business Administration, high honors, 1972; University of Maryland, M.B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Maryland, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Tax Court; 1995, Virginia; 1979, Maryland; 1983, District of Columbia
The District of Columbia Bar; Maryland State and American (Member, Committee on Civil and Criminal Penalties, Taxation Section, 1982—) Bar Associations; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Birth Information:
Evergreen Park, Illinois, February 8, 1948
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