Harry-Todd Astrov Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Harry-Todd Astrov

Harry-Todd Astrov

Domestic and International Tax Planning & Controversy

Pleasanton
California
Licensed in
CA
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
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About
H.T. Astrov has over 20 years experience providing counsel on a wide range of U.S. federal (domestic and international) and non-U.S. tax matters. His background includes serving as senior tax counsel at Chevron, as tax manager at Deloitte and as an attorney-adviser for the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. At Chevron, he was involved in providing tax counsel on a wide range of matters involving U.S. (domestic and international) and non-U.S. direct and indirect taxes arising from various global business operations. Now in private practice, H.T. offers strategic tax planning and problem-solving for U.S. and non-U.S.… read more businesses and high net-worth individuals. He assists companies with their inbound and outbound tax planning as well as with resolution of tax controversies. H.T. also provides counsel on U.S. federal tax accounting matters such as timing of income and deductions, taxation of inventories, general accounting method change questions and strategies for dealing with the IRS National Office.
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"HT was referred to me by my corporate attorney when I had to dig out from under an IRS mess created by my naiveté and a sloppy bookkeeper. He got results that my new accountant and I could not get. He is a true professional. He has a combination of skills and characteristics that you might not expect to find in an attorney. He advised me, worked with my accountant, and dealt with the IRS on my behalf. He dealt with the paper work and agents, but understood that I had a budget. He helped me set a budget and prioritize what he needed to do and what I could do. He has a sharp legal mind, was aware of CA and Federal issues, and was up to date on the ever changing tax laws and codes. With the IRS agents, he knew when to be aggressive and when to pull back. The IRS agents took his calls, responded to his letters (they NEVER took mine) and in turn, gave him valuable information that helped my case. When it came to working with me, he was firm, incredibly responsive, candid, honest, patient, and he was compassionate. Truly compassionate. He made a stressful, frightening situation manageable by explaining the facts and options in as much detail as I requested (and I requested A LOT o detail) without candy coating. I went from being managed by the situation to managing the situation. I give HT the highest recommendation, without reservation. My various jobs have put he in contact with hundreds of lawyers over the years. HT is easily among the top 2% of lawyers have worked with in my 20+ career."

Counsel on IRS Audit
Posted on Apr 3, 2018
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"Hired HT to detangle some entity structure /tax related questions we had, and he was both insightful, and understanding of the issues we faced as he went about helping us resolve things and put us on a firm footing for the future."

Tax/Enitity Structure Consulting
Posted on Apr 3, 2018

Work History

Astrov P.C.

Founder and Principal

Jul 2012 - Present

General practice tax law firm focusing on IRS problem solving, tax advice on corporate restructurings and acting as special tax counsel to review tax aspects of litigation settlements

Jul 2012 - Present

Chevron

Senior Tax Counsel

May 2000 - Jun 2012

Advised on a variety of U.S. (domestic and international) and local tax matters in planning, controversy and policy contexts. Substantial work in advising on structuring cross-border operations (e.g., permanent establishment, withholding taxes, transfer pricing). Also, provided tax planning on restructuring transactions (e.g., pre-transaction clean-up, form of sale, balancing local and U.S. tax)

May 2000 - Jun 2012

Deloitte

Tax Manager

May 1997 - May 2000

Member of national group responsible for developing and implementing corporate tax planning opportunities.

May 1997 - May 2000

Internal Revenue Service

Attorney-Advisor

Oct 1990 - May 1995

Income Tax and Accounting division. Developed IRS policy on tax accounting, inventory (LIFO) and other timing issues. Co-drafter of Section 263A (UNICAP) regulations. In my role, had extensive interaction with IRS Exam, IRS Appeals and Taxpayer's and their representatives.

Oct 1990 - May 1995

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