Julian Block

Tax attorney

Julian Block is a nationally recognized attorney who has been singled out as: "a leading tax professional" (New York Times); "an accomplished writer on taxes" (Wall Street Journal); and “an authority on tax planning” (Financial Planning Magazine). He is frequently quoted by such publications as Money, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

His many books have been praised as: "one of the best personal-finance books" (Money); "one of the best tax books, an excellent source of information" (New York Times); and "a triumph of simplicity that tackles the complex world of taxes and communicates to readers in clear, everyday language" (National Association of Enrolled Agents). He often contributes to such magazines as AARP, Consumer Reports, Money, Playboy, Reader's Digest, and Vogue.

In addition to writing and practicing law in Larchmont, N.Y., he conducts continuing education programs for tax professionals and is a frequent guest on television and radio shows. Bryant Gumbel complimented him as "a frequent guest, whose insights are always great fare and with a talent for simplifying the complications of tax work." He holds a master of laws degree in taxation from New York University Graduate Law School, and is a member of the New York Financial Writers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

His books include: Julian Block's Easy Tax Guide for Writers, Photographers, and Other Freelancers; Julian Block's Home Seller's Guide to Tax Savings; Julian Block's Tax Tips for Marriage and Divorce; and Julian Block's Tax Deductible Travel and Moving Expenses.

Formerly, Block was with the IRS as a special agent (criminal investigator) and as an attorney. He has taught tax planning at such schools as Adelphi University and New York University, and was the tax expert for Prodigy, the on-line service.

Julian Block is available for private consultations on tax planning. Contact him at his Web site,