Charles B. Burnett specializes in representing tax exempt organizations. His experience with exempt organizations began as a tax law specialist with the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service. There he reviewed and processed complex applications and issued private letter rulings. He also worked on special projects involving private benefits and administrative costs. Charles moved to the Employee Benefits/Exempt Organizations Division in the Office of Chief Counsel where he litigated exempt organization cases in the United States Tax Court and assisted exempt organization agents and counsel in IRS field offices.
Charles also worked in the Phoenix office as a trial attorney in the Large Business and International Division and as Managing Counsel of the Salt Lake City Office. In these positions, he continued to assist on exempt organization matters. Most recently, he worked on a cadre reviewing materials for Congressional oversight relating to exempt organization applications review and exam practices.
Charles received a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University and Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science degrees from Brigham Young University. Following graduation, he clerked for a Nevada State District Court judge and worked in private practice for 5 years before joining the IRS. He retired from the IRS after 30 years in 2017.