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Alison N. Dougherty J.D., LL.M., CPA
Managing Member
Googolplex Tax Services, LLC
Tax to the Power of 10^10^100


Main Office Telephone No.
(301) 857-7611


Location in Maryland USA

Washington, DC metro area

Alison N. Dougherty is the founder and Managing Member of Googolplex Tax Services, LLC.  She provides U.S. tax reporting, compliance, consulting, planning, structuring, and modeling solutions to U.S. and foreign corporations, partnerships, LLCs, individuals, and trusts.  Alison specializes in U.S. international tax reporting and compliance with the preparation and review of the U.S. federal Forms 5471, 926, 8992, 8993, 5472, 8865, 8858, 8621, 8832, 8833, 8804, 8805, Schedules K-2 and K-3, 1116, 1118, 1042, 1042-T, 1042-S, 3520, 3520-A, 5713, 1120-F, 1040-NR, 2555, 8233, 8288, 8288-A, 8288-B, 8840, 8843, 8854, 8938, and FBAR. She has extensive experience working with U.S. businesses and individuals with outbound activities in foreign countries.  She has also worked with foreign companies and nonresident individuals with inbound activities in the United States. She has significant experience with U.S. nonresident withholding tax, foreign partner withholding tax, and FIRPTA withholding tax.  She has managed U.S. tax compliance and advisory client engagements for U.S. C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs, U.S. individuals, U.S. trusts, foreign corporations, foreign partnerships, foreign LLCs, nonresident individuals, and foreign trusts. 

Alison is a CPA and a tax attorney with more than 15 years of combined experience in public accounting, the practice of law, and corporate industry.  Alison was previously a tax partner in a large regional public accounting firm in the Washington, DC area.  She has served clients in various industries including technology, U.S. government contracting, commercial services, telecommunications, real estate, investment partnerships, commodities, biotech and life sciences, high net worth individuals, family offices, and wealth management firms. She has also served as a technical resource to other CPAs, accountants, tax professionals, public accounting firms, attorneys, and law firms.

Alison is focused on simplifying and making the U.S. international tax reporting process efficient and cost effective for U.S. taxpayers and tax professionals. Her business goals include developing proprietary U.S. international tax reporting software applications to provide leading-edge technology driven solutions.   

Education Completed:

  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting,
    Southern New Hampshire University, July 1, 2023
  • AICPA U.S. International Tax Certificate, January 1, 2021
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Securities and Financial Regulation,
    conferred with academic distinction,
    Georgetown University Law Center, May 23, 2004
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation,
    University of Denver College of Law, August 11, 2000
  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver College of Law, August 13, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language (French),
    Virginia Commonwealth University, May 20, 1995

Education in Progress:

  • Student Candidate, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    with Concentration in Software Engineering,
    Minor in Applied Mathematics,
    Southern New Hampshire University,
    2020-2022, 2023 to Present