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Kevin E. Thorn

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Thorn Law Group is widely recognized as a leading tax law firm dedicated to solving complex national and international tax law matters. The tax attorneys at our firm counsel and advise businesses and individuals in the United States and around the globe involved in sensitive civil and criminal tax law disputes. Our firm offers extensive tax planning services to both businesses and individuals. We are passionate about our work and our attorneys focus on partnering with clients to resolve their tax issues and controversies in the quickest and most advantageous manner possible.

We have unique and important insight into how the IRS operates.

At Thorn Law Group our legal professionals represent a diverse range of clients, including individual taxpayers, small and mid-sized businesses, partnerships, professional athletes, banks, trusts and other entities located in the United States and abroad. The team combines their diverse backgrounds and years of tax law experience to serve clients in the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania region, across the United States, and around the world.

We have worked as trial attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service and have served as law clerks with the United States Tax Court prior to entering private practice. These experiences have given us unique and important insights into how the IRS and other governmental authorities identify, investigate and prosecute tax law violations.


At Thorn Law Group our Rutherford, New Jersey office offers comprehensive tax representation and legal services to businesses and individuals in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as the Greater Philadelphia region.  The legal team in our New Jersey satellite office represents clients’ interests before the IRS, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Department of Justice, Court of Federal Claims and various state courts and taxing authorities across the nation. 

We handle a complete range of tax law matters, including:

Our New Jersey office is strategically situated in a convenient suburban location.  While Rutherford, New Jersey is in close proximity to the world’s financial capital, it offers our clients both hassle free access and a confidential environment to discuss their sensitive tax law matters.   There is no need to travel into the heavily congested city to meet with a tax attorney; clients can easily schedule an appointment to visit our New Jersey office at a time that is most convenient for them. 


Whether we are guiding an individual through an invasive IRS audit or advising a business on how to best comply with complicated offshore bank reporting obligations, our firm is focused on developing the best solutions possible for each of our clients. 

Tax law matters can be highly disruptive and overwhelming, particularly for clients who may be dealing with the IRS or other governmental authority for the first time.  Every New Jersey tax attorney at our firm is committed to helping clients through difficult times and circumstances. 

Every tax case is unique, which is why we take all the time needed to make sure that we understand our clients’ needs, goals and objectives.  Our legal professionals work side by side with clients to thoroughly evaluate their situations and identify the best available path to successfully settle their tax dispute. 

With 30 plus years of combined tax law experience, our legal team has established a strong track record of success.  Regardless of whether our clients’ tax law issues are routine or complex, we are committed to securing the most favorable outcome possible in every case that we handle. 


The Internal Revenue Service has recently announced significant changes to its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).  The OVDP was introduced in 2009 in an effort to combat offshore tax evasion.  This amnesty program offers certain incentives for taxpayers to report their previously undisclosed foreign accounts to the IRS. The most recent modifications to the program were published in October of 2018.

The 2018 changes were designed to increase the number of participants in the OVDP. After a brief closure, the program was reinstated to continue to provide international tax payers with offshore bank accounts a method to come into compliance with U.S. Tax Law. Taxpayers seeking to take advantage of these procedures will now have to certify that their failure to report their offshore accounts and assets to the IRS was not deliberate in nature.

Under the 2018 program modifications, willful violators seeking to avoid criminal prosecution will be required to provide certain information to the IRS, including all account statements.  Violators may be subject to higher penalties than in the past and will have to pay their offshore penalties when they apply to the OVDP. 

Taxpayers seeking to take advantage of the OVDP incentives should consult with an experienced New Jersey IRS voluntary disclosure lawyer at Thorn Law Group to identify all options that may be available to resolve their offshore account issues. 


Our attorneys are highly skilled professionals with the experience and knowledge necessary to represent both U.S. and international businesses and individuals involved in sensitive tax law matters.  Recognizing the diversity of our clients, our firm has developed a multilingual team of lawyers and legal professionals proficient in English, Chinese, Hindi and French.  Our firm has also worked to establish a global network of law firms and legal practitioners to advise and support our clients dealing with sophisticated foreign tax law issues and disputes.

If you would like to learn more about the legal services offered at Thorn Law Group or would like to discuss a tax law matter with an experienced New Jersey tax attorney, we encourage you to contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, by calling (201) 842-7696 or by emailing ket@thornlawgroup.com.


  • Foreign Bank Accounts

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    Thorn Law Group was founded to help both individuals and businesses from across the country and around the globe solve their international tax issues.

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  • IRS Voluntary Disclosures

    IRS Voluntary Disclosures Video 2014-2-18

    On January 9, 2012, the IRS introduced the reopening of its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for undisclosed offshore accounts.

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  • FATCA: Foreign Asset Reporting

    FATCA: Foreign Asset Reporting Video 2014-2-18

    The tax world as we know it is changing - both nationally and internationally. Disclosure requirements of foreign assets are becoming more difficult.

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  • Estate Planning/Wealth Management

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    Thorn Law Group and its attorneys have the expertise and knowledge to help with your estate planning and wealth management issues.

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  • IRS Audits & Appeals

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    First, we identify the issue. Second, we come up with a plan to attack the audit. Third, we resolve the client's issue successfully.

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  • Criminal Tax Matters

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    The attorneys at Thorn Law Group represent clients in criminal tax investigations across the country and around the globe.

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  • Business Tax Issues

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    Many of our clients come to us with serious tax matters before the IRS including payroll, trust fund recovery, and worker classifications type tax issues.

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  • International Tax Issues

    International Tax Issues Video 2014-2-18

    In today's constantly changing world, individuals are forced to deal with complicated tax laws from different countries, facing additional challenges in terms of tax compliance.

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