Gerald D. Ouellette

Overview

Gerry assists clients with audits, audit appeals and mediations in federal and state matters. He is a 36 year veteran of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where he worked as a Senior Appeals Officer and Lead Mediator in Appeals; International Examiner and Revenue Agent in the Audit Division prior to his Appeals experience. Through his in-depth knowledge of the IRS audit, appeals, and mediation procedures, Gerry is able to help clients navigate the complex IRS process at all levels.

Upon retirement from the IRS, Gerry worked for Ernst & Young (EY) in their tax controversy practice where his knowledge and experiences during his 36 years with the IRS was utilized nationwide by EY clients in a variety of matters before the Audit and Appeals Divisions.

Gerry is a Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Taxation.

Experience

Gerry assists businesses and individuals with federal and state tax controversies, mediation and appeals. His experiences includes:

  • Representing taxpayers before the audit divisions of the IRS and Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) in order to bring successful conclusions to audits at the audit level. This may include the use of the mediation process, where he previously served as a lead mediator in IRS Appeals Division.
  • Representing taxpayers during the appeals process before the IRS and DOR. Gerry’s negotiation skills and in-depth knowledge of the appeals process are critical to helping clients reach settlements.
  • Lectured in the private sector and consulted on matters regarding the IRS Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC), as well as the mediation process.

Previous Experience

Before going into private practice, Gerry spent 36 years working at the IRS. Upon retiring from the IRS he worked for 3 years at EY in their Tax Controversy Group where his knowledge and experiences were used by EY clients nationwide.

His IRS experience includes:

  • In the Appeals Division he served as:
    • Appeals Team Case Leader in charge of Appeals teams for the appeals by the largest taxpayers
    • Lead mediator in the Fast Track Settlement program
    • Lead mediator in the Post Appeals Mediation program
    • International Specialist working as a subject matter expert and handling international tax issue settlements
    • Appeals Officer dealing with audit and collection matters pertaining to individuals and corporate settlements
  • In the Audit Division he served as:
    • International Examiner in charge of international tax issues in the large case corporate program and with individual matters
    • Revenue Agent working domestic tax law issues

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • IRS CPA Association

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC),” Bentley University CPE Credit Program for Certified Public Accountants (2013)

Panelist, “Transfer Pricing Controversy,” Newport, RI, International Tax Executives Workshop (2013)

Speaker, “IRS Hot Topics,” Connecticut Valley Chapter of Tax Executives Institute (2013)

Speaker, “IRS Hot Topics,” 54th Annual Tax Executives Institute Upstate New York Tax Conference (2013)

Speaker, “Tax Controversy & Risk Management Services Update,” Stamford, CT, Tax Association (2013)

Panelist, “Appeals – The IRS Perspective,” Boston Bar Association (2012)

Direct: 508.619.4151

Main: 617.906.5560

Fax: 617.284.6260

Email: gerry@mcmahontaxlaw.com


Education

Suffolk University

  • M.S. in Taxation magna cum laude

Northeastern University

  • B.S.B.A. Accounting

C.P.A. Admissions

Massachusetts, license number 8157