Associate

Alla Cates

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Background & History

Alla brings combined nine years of tax controversy experience, four of which in an attorney capacity. Alla has and is continuing to work across the majority of tax controversy areas, such as collection enforcement defense, emergency assistance with seriously delinquent passport certifications, settlements, penalty abatements, employment and sales and use tax, ACA compliance and federal and state audits, including cryptocurrency audits and financial instruments litigation in the United States Tax Court.  Her extensive and high-volume practice in these areas compliments her international tax compliance work.  Alla’s experience includes tax litigation in federal and state courts. 

Over the years, Alla has worked across a variety of domestic and international tax regulation areas both in an advisory and audit defense capacity.  Alla’s international work encompasses financial accounts and pension systems reporting in a variety of foreign financial environments, including the countries of Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.  On the individual side, Alla advises on requirements pertaining to inheritance and foreign gift reportable transfers.  On the entity level, Alla works with corporation, partnership and disregarded entity reporting and the resulting entity and individual FBAR obligations.  Alla has assisted her clients with gaining compliance through voluntary disclosures and streamlined filing compliance procedures programs.  

Alla earned her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
    - J.D.
  • George Mason University
    - B.A. Global Affairs – 2008

Speaking engagements

Publications

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Awards and Honors

Background & History

Alla brings combined nine years of tax controversy experience, four of which in an attorney capacity. Alla has and is continuing to work across the majority of tax controversy areas, such as collection enforcement defense, emergency assistance with seriously delinquent passport certifications, settlements, penalty abatements, employment and sales and use tax, ACA compliance and federal and state audits, including cryptocurrency audits and financial instruments litigation in the United States Tax Court.  Her extensive and high-volume practice in these areas compliments her international tax compliance work.  Alla’s experience includes tax litigation in federal and state courts. 

Over the years, Alla has worked across a variety of domestic and international tax regulation areas both in an advisory and audit defense capacity.  Alla’s international work encompasses financial accounts and pension systems reporting in a variety of foreign financial environments, including the countries of Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.  On the individual side, Alla advises on requirements pertaining to inheritance and foreign gift reportable transfers.  On the entity level, Alla works with corporation, partnership and disregarded entity reporting and the resulting entity and individual FBAR obligations.  Alla has assisted her clients with gaining compliance through voluntary disclosures and streamlined filing compliance procedures programs.  

Alla earned her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
    - J.D.
  • George Mason University
    - B.A. Global Affairs – 2008

Speaking engagements

Publications

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Awards and Honors

Background and History

Alla brings combined nine years of tax controversy experience, four of which in an attorney capacity. Alla has and is continuing to work across the majority of tax controversy areas, such as collection enforcement defense, emergency assistance with seriously delinquent passport certifications, settlements, penalty abatements, employment and sales and use tax, ACA compliance and federal and state audits, including cryptocurrency audits and financial instruments litigation in the United States Tax Court.  Her extensive and high-volume practice in these areas compliments her international tax compliance work.  Alla’s experience includes tax litigation in federal and state courts. 

Over the years, Alla has worked across a variety of domestic and international tax regulation areas both in an advisory and audit defense capacity.  Alla’s international work encompasses financial accounts and pension systems reporting in a variety of foreign financial environments, including the countries of Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.  On the individual side, Alla advises on requirements pertaining to inheritance and foreign gift reportable transfers.  On the entity level, Alla works with corporation, partnership and disregarded entity reporting and the resulting entity and individual FBAR obligations.  Alla has assisted her clients with gaining compliance through voluntary disclosures and streamlined filing compliance procedures programs.  

Alla earned her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

Past Employment Positions

  • Kundra & Associates, P.C.

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Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
    - J.D.
  • George Mason University
    - B.A. Global Affairs – 2008

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Awards and Honors

Languages

Background and History

Alla brings combined nine years of tax controversy experience, four of which in an attorney capacity. Alla has and is continuing to work across the majority of tax controversy areas, such as collection enforcement defense, emergency assistance with seriously delinquent passport certifications, settlements, penalty abatements, employment and sales and use tax, ACA compliance and federal and state audits, including cryptocurrency audits and financial instruments litigation in the United States Tax Court.  Her extensive and high-volume practice in these areas compliments her international tax compliance work.  Alla’s experience includes tax litigation in federal and state courts. 

Over the years, Alla has worked across a variety of domestic and international tax regulation areas both in an advisory and audit defense capacity.  Alla’s international work encompasses financial accounts and pension systems reporting in a variety of foreign financial environments, including the countries of Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.  On the individual side, Alla advises on requirements pertaining to inheritance and foreign gift reportable transfers.  On the entity level, Alla works with corporation, partnership and disregarded entity reporting and the resulting entity and individual FBAR obligations.  Alla has assisted her clients with gaining compliance through voluntary disclosures and streamlined filing compliance procedures programs.  

Alla earned her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

Past Employment Positions

  • Kundra & Associates, P.C.

More videos

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
    - J.D.
  • George Mason University
    - B.A. Global Affairs – 2008

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Awards and Honors

Languages

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