Attorney Profile

Jackson's education and work experience provide the core foundation that allows him to concentrate on tax controversy issues and tax collection issues. During law school, Jackson focused his studies on taxation. He took every tax course offered from Income Taxation to Estate and Gift Tax to International Taxation. After graduation from law school, Jackson continued his studies in taxation at New York University School of Law. He completed the Master of Laws in Taxation program at the premier Graduate Tax Program in the United States. After graduation from NYU, Jackson worked in the tax department of a large law firm for five years, gaining invaluable experience in the fields of tax controversy and tax collections, including tax litigation matters. In July of 2008, Jackson founded the Turner-Vaught Law Firm, LLC.

Jackson is dedicated to fighting for justice for all of his clients. He assists clients in navigating the often perilous waters of tax controversy issues and tax collection issues. His experience includes the following tax controversy matters:

  • IRS audit and appeal of unreasonable compensation issue for professional services corporation
  • IRS audit and appeal involving disallowance of depreciation deductions for recreational vehicle (RV) purportedly used as an "entertainment facility" for equipment leasing company
  • IRS audit, appeal and U.S. Tax Court litigation involving conservation easement charitable contribution deduction for construction company
  • IRS audit, appeal and U.S. District Court refund litigation involving unreasonable compensation issue for medical practice
  • IRS audit of estate tax return and U.S. Tax Court litigation involving Section 2032A Special Use Valuation for property used in a farming operation as well as closely held business interests
  • IRS appeal of gift tax assessment for high net worth individual
  • IRS settlement initiative in Son of Boss tax shelter involving multiple related entities for high net worth individual and family
  • IRS appeal and U.S. Tax Court litigation involving passive activity loss rules for construction industry company
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue sales tax audit, appeal, and Administrative Law Court litigation involving assertion of unreported income of retail grocery business
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue income tax appeal regarding denial of foreign earned income exclusion
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue sales tax audit and related appeal of prosthetic device exemption for healthcare system
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue sales/use tax audit, appeal, and Administrative Law Court litigation involving prosthetic device and prescription medicine exemptions for durable medical equipment supplier
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue sales tax audit, appeal, and Administrative Law Court litigation for optician corporation
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue income tax audit, appeal, and Administrative Law Court litigation involving conservation easement charitable contribution deductions for golf course owner
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue income tax audit involving conservation easement charitable contribution deductions for golf course owner
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue audit and appeal involving income and sales tax nexus for out-of-state telecommunications company
  • Multiple South Carolina Department of Revenue audits involving income tax nexus of out-of-state individuals
  • Multiple South Carolina Department of Revenue and County property tax audits and appeals for real and personal property

Education

LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2003

J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2002

B.S., Coastal Carolina University, 1999

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

South Carolina, 2004
U.S. Tax Court, 2004
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Tax Law Section, Law Practice Management

South Carolina Bar Association
Tax Law Section; Vice Chair, Past Secretary, Past Council Member

South Carolina Bar Association Tax Law Section
Secretary, Council Member

Horry County Bar Association

Past President, Columbia Taxation Study Group

South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Publications

"Tax Issues & Bankruptcy" South Carolina Bar Convention, Jan. 2012

"Form SC2848: Don't Get Left in the Dark" South Carolina Tax Report, Fall 2010

"2008 South Carolina Taxation Case Law Update" South Carolina Tax Report, Winter 2008

Contributing Author, LexisNexis "South Carolina State Tax Practice Insights"

"Circular 230: A Primer," Columbia Taxation Study Group, January 2008

"Circular 230," Federal Tax CLE with Judge Lewis R. Carluzzo, U.S. Tax Court, September 2007

"Unrelated Business Income Tax," Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide, NBI seminar, September 2006

Co-Author, "South Carolina Wants Your Business! Economic Development Incentives for New and Expanding Businesses," Greater Columbia Business Monthly, January 2006

 

  

Associations & Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Better Business Bureau