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NTA Blog: Don’t Let Delays in IRS Processing Impact Your Advance Payments of the Premium Tax Credit to Help Pay for Your Health Insurance

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Is the Person at Your Door Really From the IRS?

In certain situations, the IRS may send an employee out to your residence or place of business to collect past due taxes or conduct an audit of your return. With in-person scams continuing to take...

November 10 is National EIP Registration Day: Millions of Americans still need to register no later than November 21 to get an Economic Impact Payment

Did you miss the deadline to register online for the Economic Impact Payment? You may still be eligible to receive a payment in 2021 if: You did not register online, by mail and did not get a pa...

TAS Tax Tip: Renew Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers before they expire

Earlier this year, the IRS issued a reminder to certain Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) holders whose ITINs expire on December 31, 2020. An individual taxpayer’s failure to ...

Blog de la NTA: ¿Cuáles son las consecuencias tributarias para los padres y trabajadores contratados para ayudar con el aprendizaje o el cuidado de niños? a distancia

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs a...

TAS Tax Tip: Taxpayers not normally required to file should register for an Economic Impact Payment by November 21, 2020

Did you miss the deadline to register online for the Economic Impact Payment? You may still be eligible to receive a payment in 2021 if: You did not register online, by mail and did not get a pa...

NTA Blog: What are the tax consequences for parents and workers hired to help with remote learning or childcare?

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. ...

TAS Tax Tip: 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum Webinars Available for CPE Credit

Although the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums could not be held in person this year, the Forums proceeded virtually. You can still earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits for many of the...

TAS Tax Tip: Newly expanded ‘Closing a Business’ information provides step-by-step actions

Closing your business can be a difficult and challenging task. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) partnered with IRS to expand its Closing a Business page to help business owners understand the sp...

TAS Tax Tip Unemployment Compensation is Taxable - Explore Your Options Now

Unemployment compensation, including special unemployment compensation authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, must generally be included in gross income. ...

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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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