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TAS TAX TIP: Filing Past Due Tax Returns

Did you forget to file your 2018 tax return by April 15, 2019? Have you not filed tax returns for several years? If the answer is yes to either, here’s some information to help you catch up w...

Advocate Releases EITC Special Report, Taxpayer Journey Roadmap

Learn more about the Taxpayers Journey Roadmap: taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/roadmap. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC),&n...

NTA Blog: Happy Fourth of July

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at w...

NTA Blog: The IRS's Position on the Application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the Social Security Requirement Under Internal Revenue Code § 24(h)(7) Has the Effect of Denying Child Tax Credit Benefits to the Amish and Certain Other Religious Groups

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at w...

TAS Tax Tip: Use your 2018 return to get 2019 tax withholding right

Done with taxes this year? Then use your 2018 return to get your 2019 tax withholding right. It’s very important to have the correct amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck. Use the IRS W...

NTA Blog: National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson Issues Her Final Report to Congress Today

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at w...

National Taxpayer Advocate releases Fiscal Year 2020 Objectives Report

The National Taxpayer Advocate released her Fiscal Year 2020 Objectives Report to Congress today. In the report, she addresses key IRS challenges, reviews the 2019 filing season, and identifies TAS...

NTA Blog: Why We Should Repeal the Flora Rule or Find Another Way to Give Taxpayers Who Cannot Pay the Same Access to Judicial Review as Those Who Can (Part 3 of 3)

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at w...

TAS Tax Tip: I got an IRS notice; now what do I do?

The IRS will send a notice or a letter for any number of reasons. It may be about a specific issue on your federal tax return or account, explain changes to your account, ask for more information, ...

The Tax Lawyer journal features article by TAS Attorney Advisor

An article written by a Taxpayer Advocate Service Attorney Advisor is featured in the Spring 2019 issue of The Tax Lawyer, a tax law journal published quarterly by the American Bar Association. Wha...

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Michael Sperando, CPA

Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1983 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been with the Firm since 1983 and a manager since 1987.

Michael’s contribution to the Firm is serving the closely held businesses and individual clients in the following ways. His experience includes conducting and supervising compilation, review and auditing services for a majority of the Firm’s clients in a variety of industries. He also has extensive experience in tax services, management advisory services and small business services. He is responsible for maintaining the Firm’s internal quality control through annual inspections of work performed by all members of the Firm and is in charge of overseeing the Firm’s peer review that occurs every three years.

Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently serving as treasurer of his homeowners association.


Maria L. Esters, CPA

Maria is a 1987 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the Firm in 1988 and currently serves as an audit manager, providing audit services for a variety of clients in real estate development and management, construction, healthcare and not-for-profit entities. She also has experience in the areas of estate planning and fiduciary tax preparation.

Maria is member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Mary Ann C. Burkhalter, CPA, CVA

Mary Ann is a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a CPA in Alabama and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance. After graduation, she worked in the accounting department of Lloyd Noland Hospital and during 1995 joined Horton, Lee, Burnett, Peacock, Cleveland, & Grainger P.C. She currently serves as a manager in the Firm’s audit department. She has experience in audits of closely held businesses and non-profit entities, tax preparation for corporations, individuals and partnerships and in business valuation services.Mary Ann is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Finance Council for St. Aloysius Church.



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