Jessica Herrera

Tax Attorney
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Jessica Herrera, Paralegal
Jessica Herrera, Paralegal

Education

  • Golden Gate University, 2019, LL.M Taxation
  • Golden Gate University, 2017, J.D.
  • Paralegal certification, 2010
  • California State University East Bay, 2007, B.S. Criminal Justice,

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar

Court Admissions

  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. Federal Court of Claim
  • U.S. Tax Court

Practice Areas

  • State and Federal Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Audits and Collections
  • Property Tax Law
  • Entity Formations

Overview

Jessica Herrera is an Attorney at Moskowitz LLP. Before becoming an attorney Jessica worked here at Moskowitz LLP as a paralegal for 10 years. She attended law school at night and graduated in just 3-1/2 years. She was so determined to become an attorney that she took the California Bar exam while 7 months pregnant.

Experience

In her years as a paralegal, Jessica acquired rich experience in tax law, including federal and state of California audits and collections, international tax reporting and compliance matters, preparation of tax returns, tax refund litigation, property tax appeals, and entity formation and compliance. Jessica has had many successes as a paralegal and now as an attorney, including but not limited to, disputing IRS tax adjustments and obtaining tax refunds, preparation of a variety of legal opinions, including but not limited to California residency, California exit, foreign reporting compliance, Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) options, and Nonfungible Tokens (“NFTs”), analysis of foreign tax returns and tax matters, and is a tremendous support to her colleagues. We look forward to her continued and increasing role with Moskowitz LLP.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and attending Bay Area sporting events. She also likes to cook and travel.

Honors & Activities

California Licensed Notary

Insights

Jessica Herrera has authored articles for the firm’s tax law blog, which receives more than a hundred thousand visits per year. Recent work includes:

Tax Lawyer Blog:

Professional Successes

Assisted as a paralegal on an $900,000 offshore foreign penalty case. We successfully lowered the penalty by approximately $870,000.

Assisted on numerous foreign compliance disclosures, OVDP, Foreign Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedure cases, which to date have been successfully submitted with no IRS examinations or issues.

Assisted clients who were assessed IRC Section 6677 penalties for filing IRS Form 3520-A with a penalty abatement that saved the taxpayers approximately $8,800.

Awards & Affiliations

  • San Francisco Paralegal Association
  • Sacramento Bar Association
  • California Women Lawyers