Victoria Sherlock

Managing Director, Tax Controversy


Victoria Sherlock is a Tax Managing Director in KPMG’s Houston’s office and is the Tax Controversy Practice Leader for the Southwest area (Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Louisiana).  She has more than 30 years of experience in tax controversy matters and regularly represents corporate and other business clients before the Internal Revenue Service. She focuses on tax controversy matters including IRS audits and appeals involving complex domestic and international tax issues.

Victoria joined KPMG in the fall of 1998 to lead the Southwest Area’s Tax Controversy Services practice.  The practice focuses on IRS examinations, appeals, and various alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Victoria advises clients on all aspects of IRS controversy matters and coordinates KPMG’s representation of clients before the IRS in the Southwestern portion of United States. She has special experience in handling oil and gas tax issues, accounting methods and credit issues, as well as transfer pricing matters.

Before joining KPMG, Victoria was a senior attorney with Houston District Counsel, IRS, where she was responsible for the development and litigation of major tax controversies.  Victoria was actively involved in providing support and advice to large case examination teams on a wide variety of matters including corporate tax shelters, oil and gas issues, and transfer pricing issues.

In 1994, Victoria was appointed Special Counsel to the Department of Justice Tax Division in order to participate in the litigation of a major oil and gas issue in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.  As the result of her efforts in this case, She was awarded the Attorney General’s Special Contribution Award in October 1996.Before returning to the IRS in 1991, she was in private practice in Houston, Texas.  Prior to 1986, Victoria was a trial attorney with the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas, and a Senior Attorney Advisor with the IRS National Office.

Victoria is a frequent speaker at tax conferences including those sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, Texas Society of CPAs, Tax Executives Institute, and various local AICPA chapters.

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