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NTA Blog: The IRS and Private Collection Agencies: Four Contracts Lapsed and Three New Ones Are in Place: What Does That Mean for Taxpayers?

October 13, 2021 NTA Blog: The IRS and Private Collection Agencies: Four Contracts Lapsed and Three New Ones Are in […] The post NTA Blog: The IRS and Private Collection Agencies: Four Contra...

TAS Tax Tip: I got a notice or letter from the IRS – now what do I do?

Extension of Time to File Most taxpayers who requested an extension of time to file for their 2020 federal income […] The post TAS Tax Tip: I got a notice or letter from the IRS – now ...

NTA Blog: Decoding IRS Transcripts and the New Transcript Format: Part II

Many individuals may not know they can request, receive, and review their tax records via a tax transcript from the […] The post NTA Blog: Decoding IRS Transcripts and the New Transcript Form...

NTA Blog: Decoding IRS Transcripts and the New Transcript Format: Part I

Decoding IRS Transcripts and the New Transcript Format: Part I Many individuals may not know they can request, receive, and […] The post NTA Blog: Decoding IRS Transcripts and the New Transcr...

TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for October 15th Extension Filers

Extension of Time to File Most taxpayers who requested an extension of time to file for their 2020 federal income […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for October 15th Extension File...

TAS Tax Tip: IRS statement on Advance Child Tax Credit Payment updates

September Advance Child Tax Credit Payments The IRS issued a formal statement on September 24, which anyone missing their September […] The post TAS Tax Tip: IRS statement on Advance Child Ta...

TAS Tax Tip: Take certain corrective actions by October 4, to affect future Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

If you are receiving monthly advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, you can make certain changes in the Child […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Take certain corrective actions by October 4, to aff...

NTA Blog: Bumps in the Road Sequel: Update on the Filing Season Challenges: Part II

NTA Blog: Bumps in the Road Sequel: Update on the Filing Season Challenges: Part II Even though the 2021 filing […] The post NTA Blog: Bumps in the Road Sequel: Update on the Filing Season Ch...

TAS Tax Tip: Create an Online Account to View your Balances, Make Payments, Get Transcripts, and More.

The IRS offers an online account application for individual taxpayers. With online account access, you can view: The total amount […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Create an Online Account to View y...

NTA Blog: Bumps in the Road Sequel: Update on the Filing Season Challenges: Part I

NTA Blog: Bumps in the Road Sequel: Update on the Filing Season Challenges: Part I   Good news: The IRS […] The post NTA Blog: Bumps in the Road Sequel: Update on the Filing Season Chall...

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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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