Mr. Glassman is the co-chair of the Tax Controversy Committee of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section. His practice includes counseling individuals, businesses, and trusts and estates in all stages of civil and criminal tax matters, including complex IRS examinations, government investigations, administrative appeals, ruling requests and litigation. Mr. Glassman works with clients in developing strategies to resolve sensitive compliance issues such as unreported income and undeclared offshore accounts and assets. He also focuses on emerging technology tax issues such as those that relate to cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens, and other digital assets.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Glassman worked at two international law firms and an international accounting firm. He served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Maurice B. Foley of the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC.
Mr. Glassman was admitted to practice in Texas in 2014, the District of Columbia in 2008, and Maryland in 2007.
- Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation, 2011
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2007
- Associate Member, The George Washington International Law Review
- University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, B.S., in Finance, 2003
- Teaching Assistant, Business Law
- Executive Education: MIT Media Lab (through Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Cryptocurrency Course
- American Bar Association
- Section of Taxation
- Cryptocurrency Task Force
- Court Procedure and Practice Committee
- State Bar of Texas
- Tax Section
- Co-Chair, Tax Controversy Committee, 2023-2024
- Vice-Chair, Tax Controversy Committee, 2022-2023
- Graduate Member, State Bar of Texas Tax Section Leadership Academy, 2016-2017
- Federal Bar Association
- Section of Taxation, Dallas Chapter - Past Chair and Founder
- Dallas Bar Association
- Tax Section
- District of Columbia Bar
- Maryland Bar
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- United States Tax Court
- United States Court of Federal Claims
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- American Bar Association, John S. Nolan Fellowship, 2022-2023
- Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020-2022 (Tax: General) & 2023 (Tax: Litigation)
- Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020
- Texas Rising Stars, as published in Texas Monthly and in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition and on the web at superlawyers.com, 2020-2021
- Texas Super Lawyers, as published in Texas Monthly, Texas Super Lawyers and on the web at superlawyers.com, 2022
American Bar Association Virtual Fall Tax Meeting-Oct. 17, 2023... [ read ]
Nuts and Bolt of Tax Litigation-Part 1 CLE Webinar Series from the ABA Tax Section... [ read ]
Tax Controversy: Tips for Tax Practitioners and Recent Developments Webinar... [ read ]
2023 Texas Bank and Trust - Longview, TX... [ read ]
2023 Texas Bank and Trust, Tyler, TX... [ read ]
ABA Section of Taxation 2023 May Tax Meetings... [ read ]
TXCPA Professional Issues Update Webcast... [ read ]
2022 Dallas Practice Management Group... [ read ]
Texas Management Group (TMG) Annual Meeting (Day One)... [ read ]
ABA Section of Taxation 2022 Fall Meeting... [ read ]
September 2022 1-Hour Webinar... [ read ]
Armanino Presentation... [ read ]
Cryptocurrency: A Tax and Estate Planning Perspective... [ read ]
ABA Section of Taxation 2022 May Tax Meeting... [ read ]
Lorman Webinar... [ read ]
American Bar Association Section of Taxation Virtual 2021 Midyear Tax Meeting... [ read ]
American Bar Association Section of Taxation Virtual 2020 May Tax Meeting: Court Procedure & Practice... [ read ]
American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2020 Midyear Tax Meeting... [ read ]
21st Annual Meadows Collier Tax Conference... [ read ]
American Bar Association 2019 Fall Tax Meeting... [ read ]
Section of Taxation 2019 May Tax Meeting of the American Bar Association... [ read ]
2019 Midyear Meeting American Bar Association Section of Taxation... [ read ]
2018 Fall Tax Meeting: ABA Section of Taxation and Real Property & Estate Law, Trust and Estate Division... [ read ]
2018 Fall Tax Meeting: ABA Section of Taxation and Real Property & Estate Law, Trust and Estate Division... [ read ]
IRS Provides Procedures for ERC Claim Withdrawal: Should Employers Use Them?... [ read ]
We have written numerous times about the employee retention credit (ERC): sometimes about the IRS' focus on unscrupulous refund claims, more recently about how the IRS has stopped processing new ERC claims, and steps employers may want to consider taking. Now the IRS has yet another update regarding ERC issues, most likely motivated by an IRS desire to clear its massive backlog of ERC claims waiting to be administratively processed.
Improper Art Donation Deduction Promotions: IRS Sounds Alarm... [ read ]
The IRS is warning taxpayers not to claim improper art donation deduction and provides tips to help people avoid getting ensnared by an illicit art donation promotion.
The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease? Employers Should Consider Filing Lawsuits to Obtain ERC Refunds... [ read ]
Just last week, the IRS announced that it was no longer processing any new Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims amid a surge in questionable claims. While there may be questionable claims being filed, there are plenty of legitimate claims that should be processed and refunded to employers.
The Employee Retention Credit: Some Guidance Exists But Uncertainty Remains... [ read ]
If you follow the Meadows Collier blog, you are likely already aware that the IRS is focused on improper Employee Retention Credit ("ERC") transactions. My colleagues' previous blog posts described how the IRS has added Employee Retention Credit transactions to its annual "Dirty Dozen" list. We are now seeing the IRS begin new examinations related to the ERC and, in other cases, pursue criminal indictments. My colleagues have also described how the IRS is focusing on tax preparers and promoters involved in improper claims of the ERC. In sum, the IRS is serious about improper ERC claims.
Do Not Wait Until Midnight to File Tax Court Documents... [ read ]
In Nutt v. Comm'r, the Tax Court held that electronic filing deadlines are in the eastern time zone (the time zone where the court is located).
Update on IRS Tax Deposits and a Potential Crack in the Door for Interest Abatement?... [ read ]
I recently wrote a blog about whether partners in BBA partnerships can make deposits under IRC Section 6603. Now there are more updates to share about deposits, although this time unrelated (at least directly) to BBA partnerships.
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Rejects the Government's Aggressive FBAR Argument; FBAR Nonwillful Penalties Apply Per Form.... [ read ]
When a taxpayer omits a foreign account from an FBAR form and that omission is nonwillful, federal law can still impose a steep monetary penalty. Originally that penalty was capped at $10,000, but the law requires that the maximum penalty be inflation-adjusted each year. Currently, the maximum nonwillful penalty is $15,611.
Can BBA Partners Make Deposits Under IRC Section 6603?... [ read ]
If you owe the IRS money in 2023, the interest accruals are far more costly than they have been in recent history. That is because Congress requires the IRS to charge a mark-up on the federal short-term rate, which has skyrocketed. Congress also has mandated that interest be compounded daily. Under these rules, most taxpayers are currently facing a 7% interest rate that compounds daily. Given these staggering interest rates, more and more of my clients are considering making what is known as a "deposit" to the IRS. Deposits stop interest from accruing to the extent of the amount of the deposit.
Prevailing On Business vs. Hobby Determinations Is Now More Important Than Ever... [ read ]
Recently, Joel Crouch wrote an excellent blog about a taxpayer who prevailed over the IRS, which had argued that the taxpayer's ranching business was not really a business. While it is great that the taxpayer was victorious, had the Tax Court determined that the ranching operation was not a business, but a hobby, the taxpayer may have still been entitled to claim some deductions for its hobby expenses. This is, in part, because the years at issue in that case were 2015, 2016, and 2017. The legal landscape is much less friendly for recent years.
The IRS is About to Go Public with Many Criminal Crypto Cases... [ read ]
According to a Bloomberg news update, the head of the IRS's Criminal Investigation division, Jim Lee, announced yesterday that the IRS is building "hundreds" of criminal digital asset cases. The IRS is about to make many of them public.
The Merge: Will Ether Holders Have a Taxable Event Upon a Successful Merge?... [ read ]
Today marks a day years in the making in the crypto world. Today, the Ethereum blockchain is scheduled to convert from a Proof of Work system to a Proof of Stake system. This is commonly known as "the Merge." As background, a Proof of Work system relies on miners expending massive amounts of energy to create—or "mine"—new blocks in a blockchain. A Proof of Stake system, on the other hand, relies on people staking their cryptocurrency—essentially locking it up from trading for a period of time. Those who stake a sufficient amount of cryptocurrency are then able to validate transactions for, and add new blocks to, the blockchain. Both miners and stakers receive rewards in the form of cryptocurrency for their efforts.
The IRS Wants to Know About Your Crypto: More John Doe Summonses Sought... [ read ]
Although Forms 1099-B are not yet required to be issued by cryptocurrency exchanges (like Coinbase, Crypto.com, and FTX), the IRS is not waiting to get information about cryptocurrency transactions. One of the weapons the IRS has used quite successfully in this arena are "John Doe" summonses.
Congress May Soon Overrule the IRS on Crypto Taxation; What Should Taxpayers Do?... [ read ]
Earlier this year, I wrote about Jarrett v. United States, No. 3:21-cv-00419 (M.D. Tenn.), a case in which a crypto taxpayer rejected a complete government concession of a lawsuit. At issue in the case was whether the taxpayer's cryptocurrency staking rewards were immediately taxable. Presumably, the taxpayer was motivated by a desire to have a court publicly address the issue—which still has not occurred. To this date, there is no clear rule—let alone a clear signal from the IRS about how it views the issue—that dictates whether staking rewards are or are not immediately taxable.
A Unanimous Supreme Court Delivers Important Taxpayer Victory... [ read ]
It is not every day that the Supreme Court hears a federal tax case. Of the issues the Court deals with, tax issues are usually low on the list. But the Court did hear a case earlier this year and on April 21, 2022 the Court issued its opinion. The ramifications could be huge.
IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program Now Squarely Looks at Virtual Currency Issues and Provides Additional Clarity for Penalty Structure... [ read ]
On February 15, 2022, the IRS announced that it had changed its form (Form 14457) for making a voluntary disclosure with the IRS.
Crypto Clarity on the Horizon? Taxpayer Rejects Complete Government Concession for Issue Clarity... [ read ]
It is not every day that the IRS agrees to pay a refund and the taxpayer declines. In Jarrett v. United States, No. 3:21-cv-00419 (M.D. Tenn.), one taxpayer did just that.
Finally, IRS Ends Unhelpful Ten Transcripts Per Call Limit... [ read ]
Perhaps you have noticed that it is often impossible to get through to the IRS on its Practitioner Priority Line.
Ghost Employers, Beware!... [ read ]
While famed ghostbusters Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler may not be a threat to what the IRS is calling "ghost employers," the IRS Office of Fraud Enforcement just might be. According to the IRS, "ghost employers" are people who give their employees a W-2 but don't file employment tax returns or provide payroll information to the Social Security Administration.
Is the IRS Going to Contact Your Neighbor or Others? New IRS Notices Say They Intend to Do Just That... [ read ]
Many taxpayers have begun to receive a letter from the IRS stating that the IRS intends to contact other persons—including potentially the taxpayer's neighbors, banks, employers, and employees—about the taxpayer's tax liability.
New Rules in the United States Tax Court... [ read ]
The Tax Court has recently adopted amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure. These amendments come more than two years after the Tax Court proposed amendments to its rules to accommodate electronic filing of petitions and other documents. Pursuant to the new amendments to its rules, the Tax Court will soon allow electronic filing of Tax Court petitions and other documents. (The Tax Court will provide detailed information regarding the implementation of electronic filing on its website once the Tax Court is ready for electronic filing.) Under the new rules, if a Tax Court petition is filed electronically, an original signature is no longer required from the taxpayer or the taxpayer's representative.
The Time is Now: Only One Month Left for Streamlined Installment Agreements (Limited Financial Information Required to Qualify!)... [ read ]
Taxpayers should be aware that the IRS's test program for streamlined installment agreements is set to expire at the end of September 2018—just one month away.
Time for a Withholding Tax Checkup: Treasury Releases New Withholding Calculator... [ read ]
In December 2017, Congress enacted sweeping changes to the federal tax laws. There has been a great deal of discussion as to whether American workers would see significantly greater take-home pay as a result of the new tax laws. In January, the IRS released new withholding tables to help employers determine how much to withhold from their workers' paychecks. Employers were supposed to implement the new withholding changes by February 15th. Now the Treasury Department has released a withholding calculator for American workers to determine if employers are withholding the correct amount.
Judge Maurice B. Foley Announced as Next Chief Judge of US Tax Court... [ read ]
On February 26, 2018, the United States Tax Court announced that Judge Maurice B. Foley was elected Chief Judge to serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2018.
Taxpayer Wins Offshore Tax Case Completely; Tax Court Rejects IRS Proposed Assessment and Throws Out IRS Interpretation of the Statute of Limitations... [ read ]
When trying to resolve a tax issue, there are often highly-technical issues steeped in substantive tax principles that may steer the outcome. But sometimes there are other ways to resolve tax issues.