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Sammy Kim, Tax Attorney based in Virginia

Sammy Kim is an experienced tax attorney with the skills and expertise required to represent clients in any kind of IRS or state tax matter. She resolves her clients’ tax problems by handling all IRS communication and protecting their rights and assets to make it possible for them to focus on their life and work.

Sammy helps clients handle tax issues with the federal or state tax authorities, including negotiating offers in compromise and installment agreements, reducing or eliminating tax debt, releasing wage levies, business bank levies, and tax liens, and relieving tax penalties for failure to pay. She knows how to navigate the administrative channels and when to escalate the matter when the IRS does not agree with your position.

The Skills and Expertise to Represent You

She has many years of experience successfully representing clients in payroll tax issues and tax audits, and in resolving passport issues related to tax debt, and handling any unreported FBAR/FATCA issues. Helping clients resolve their tax issues for good and stay in compliance with federal and state tax laws is Sammy’s focus every day.

Before opening The Law Offices of Sammy Kim, she practiced at several other law firms including Sodowsky Law Firm, PC, Kundra & Associates, PC, and Ali, White & Coleman, PLLC.

Sammy is not afraid to petition the U.S. Tax Court or to file a refund suit at the Federal District Court.

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Affiliations and Admissions

Sammy is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Washington, DC, and before the U.S. Tax Court as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Sammy is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), the Washington Council of Lawyers of the Washington Bar Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Originally from South Korea, Sammy is fluent in Korean in addition to English.

What Our Clients Say

Ms. Young

More than just an attorney

Ms. Sammy Kim isn't just any attorney; she's an individual person who actually cares about making a difference in the lives of everyday people like me. She's direct, honest, and respectable. I am 82 years old and got quite sick during the pandemic, but my only son who has been living overseas could not come to visit me due to his back tax problems with the IRS. His passport could not be renewed because of the IRS tax issues.

Ms. Sammy Kim went over and beyond in arranging the necessary paperwork from overseas, continued to fight for my son before the IRS, and resolved his tax issues in a very efficient manner so my son could renew his passport to come to visit me in the States! I was so happy to hold my son in my arms after a decade.


A good lawyer that takes time to listen

For me, consulting with a lawyer, especially a tax lawyer, was the most hated thing in life. Today's consultation with Attorney Sammy Kim was very clear. She felt the seriousness of listening to my problems. Sammy Kim is a very good lawyer who takes precious time and listens to my problems and listens to the situation of the unfair person.

For me, consulting with a lawyer, especially a tax lawyer, was the most hated thing in life. It's because it's really embarrassing and apologetic to make excuses for all sorts of reasons. Of course, today's consultation with Attorney Sammy Kim was very clear. Importantly, Attorney Sammy Kim felt that she was serious about listening to my problems.

Ms. Chung

Superb Tax Lawyer who deserves more than 5 stars

Our small business failed hard during the COVID-19 era. I can’t begin to tell you how much it has meant to me and my husband to have someone of Sammy Kim’s caliber in our corner. She has been my guiding light during one of the darkest periods in my life and I will always be thankful that I found her. She is a bright and experienced lawyer who is also caring and supportive.

When the IRS throws a curveball at us by rejecting our offer in compromise, Sammy stepped up and argued for an uncollectible status for me and my husband. We were able to save my home and we feel we can breathe now from the IRS collection action. If you are losing sleep over tax issues, go see Sammy.


Sammy holds an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law), where she graduated Cum Laude. She served as a summer law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

During her time at Georgetown, she served as an extern to Judge Peter J. Panuthos of the U.S. Tax Court.

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Georgetown University Law Center

LLM. in Taxation, 2014

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Founded 1987, Jur Justia, Communitas

University of the District of Columbia

David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law), J.D., 2013

University of California Riverside

University of California, Riverside

M.B.A in Management Information Systems, 2001

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EWHA Woman’s University

B.S. in Physics, 1997