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Austin C. Carlson

  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2012
  • M.S., Accounting (emphasis in Taxation), Texas A&M University, 2009
  • B.B.A., magna cum laude, Accounting, Texas A&M University, 2009
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2012
  • United States Tax Court, 2015

As a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, Austin’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, tax planning and controversy and trust and estate planning. He works with multinational corporations, small businesses, and individuals to achieve their planning goals and successfully resolve their tax controversies with the IRS and State taxing authorities.

Austin received his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law, and B.B.A. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation from Texas A&M University.

Representative Experience

International Tax Planning and Controversy

  • Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Submissions including Streamlined Procedures Submissions
  • International Reorganizations to Optimize Tax Structure
  • Tax Treaty Residency Analysis for Dual Citizens, Resident Aliens, and Non-Resident Aliens
  • Tax Treaty Permanent Establishment Analysis
  • Transfer Pricing

Domestic Tax Planning and Controversy

  • Federal, State, Income and Employment Tax Planning for Businesses and their Owners
  • Internal Revenue Service Audits
  • Offshore and Domestic Voluntary Disclosures
  • Texas Sales Tax Audits

Corporate Formation and Transactional Work

  • Formation of Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, and Non-Profit Entities
  • Limited Liability Company Agreements
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • IRS Non-Profit Exemption Applications

Trust and Estate Planning and Probate

  • Drafting Wills and Ancillary Documents
  • Drafting Trusts for Estate Planning and Tax Planning
  • Probate of Wills with Independent Administration and Muniments of Title

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”)

  • Plan Audits and Corrections through the Employee
  • Plans Compliance Resolution System
  • 409A Compliance and Agreement Drafting

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Texas Society of CPAs (2012-Present)
    • Board of Directors (June 2015-Present)
    • Federal Tax Policy Committee (2015-Present)
      • International Tax Subcommittee (2015-Present)
    • Relations with the IRS Committee (2013-Present)
  • Houston Society of CPAs
    • Board of Directors (June 2015 - Present)
    • Membership Committee (2012-Present)
      • Vice Chair (2013-2014)
      • Chair (2014-2015)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Tax Section (2012-Present)
    • International Tax Committee (2012-Present)
      • Vice Chair (2013)
      • Chair (2013-Present)
    • Tax Section Leadership Academy (2016-2017)
  • Houston International Tax Forum (2012-Present)
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association (2012-Present)
    • Scouting Committee (2012-Present)
  • Katie Prairie Conservancy
    • Finance Committee (2015-Present)
  • The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston
    • Finance Committee (2015-Present)


  • Selected for 2016-2017 Tax Section Leadership Academy
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Texas Society of CPAs (2015)
  • Houston Society of CPAs
    • Outstanding Committee Member of the Year, 2013-2014
    • Outstanding Committee Co-Chair of the Year, 2014-2015