Chris P. Housh
- State/Federal Tax Planning
- State/Federal Tax Compliance
- State/Federal Tax Collection Negotiation
Current Scope of Practice
Chris P. Housh is an Enrolled Agent at Moskowitz LLP experienced in tax compliance and tax planning for self-employed individuals, beginning businesses and artisans. He routinely works in conjunction with firm attorneys to represent clients before collections divisions of state and federal tax authorities negotiating installment payment agreements, offers in compromise, penalty abatements, garnishment releases and other liability resolutions on behalf of our clients. Chris is also an integral member of our audit representation team and represents clients before the IRS, FTB, EDD and SBE.
Chris is admitted to practice before the IRS and all state taxing agencies recognizing the Enrolled Agent license. He is currently the Chapter Director of the Golden Gate Society of Enrolled Agents (2013-2015) and is also a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Barristers Association of San Francisco (BASF), American Bar Association (ABA), California Association of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), and National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).
Chris began his career with the firm in 2000 as a legal document assistant. Over the years, he built a reputation with clients and tax agency representatives as being a knowledgeable, friendly and passionate negotiator. Chris has successfully represented more than a hundred clients during audit examinations of their business and individual returns; and successfully negotiated more than a thousand installment payment agreements and garnishments releases. During the employment audit of a restaurant, he was able to demonstrate the wait staff was reporting their cash tips into the computer system, and successfully negotiated an offer in compromise with the IRS thereby reducing an $8,000,000 liability into a $700,000 payment allowing the two businesses owned by the taxpayer to continue to operate.
“Independent Contractors vs. Employees,”
“Form 1099-MISC,” Lorman Education, November 2012
“Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers: Record Keeping for Audits,”
Chris received a B.A. from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1995 and is an Enrolled Agent authorized by the IRS to represent taxpayers in tax controversies.
Chris ran for the BART Board of Directors in the November 2000 election obtaining 19.8% of the vote. Also, he produced and directed “Stupid Cupid” and other short films for his independent film company, Repressed Society Productions.