Zach Jones is a senior attorney at Vela Wood. He is a tax and business attorney who focuses his practice on tax disputes with government authorities and complicated business transactions. He provides counsel to businesses and individuals involved in federal and state tax controversies, as well as financial crime investigations. Zach was named a 2014 and 2015 Louisiana Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
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Zach is licensed in Texas and Louisiana and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Louisiana State Bar Association. In his transactional practice, Zach provides tax and transactional legal advice related to the formation and operation of complex business structures, the acquisition and disposition of business interests and assets, the tax consequences of transactions occurring at all stages of the business cycle, and the tax efficient transmission of wealth and family owned businesses.
Texas Tax Matters
Zach represents Texas taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller concerning Texas Sales and Use Tax, Texas Franchise Tax, Texas Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax, and Texas Property Tax. His experience includes representing taxpayers in audits, administrative refund claims and SOAH proceedings, district court and appellate court. Some of his most recent cases have concerned taxpayers’ entitlement to exemptions from various Texas tax laws, as well as the proper calculation of the cost of goods sold deduction from the Texas Franchise Tax.
Federal Tax Controversies
Zach has represented entities and individuals in IRS audits, IRS appeals, IRS collections, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court, with respect to a wide variety issues. He combines substantive tax law knowledge and experience of the procedural rules peculiar to federal tax matters.