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Robert E. Panoff, Esq

Certified Tax Attorney
Robert E. Panoff, PA

Robert ("Bob") E. Panoff is a certified tax attorney specializing in representing individual and entity taxpayers in civil and criminal tax litigation matters at all levels of the IRS and in court. He is a member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (“IRSAC") for the 2020-2022 term and was previously a member of the IRSAC for the 2005-2007 term. He was an adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law in tax litigation from 1981 through 2006. He is a past chair of both The Tax Section and the CLE Committees of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Tax Section's Executive Council. He is also a member and past President of the Greater Miami Tax Institute and a member of the Miami International Tax Group and the South Florida Tax Litigation Association. In 2006, Bob received the Tax Section's Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award.  He was Chair of the IRS South Florida District Compliance Plan Study Group under then District Director Thomas from 1996 through 2000. He was an invitee to the Judicial Conference of the United States Tax Court in 1999,2003,2005,2007,2009, 2015 and 2018. Bob is one of a small number of tax litigators who have successfully invalidated a tax regulation. See Durbin Paper Stock Co. V. Commissioner, 80 T.C. 252 wherein two DISC regulations were found to be invalid. He is also the only tax litigator ever to obtain attorneys fees against the Florida Department of Revenue in a corporate income tax case.