Michael Shafer

Michael Shafer



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Michael joined Baker Tilly in 2006 and has provided insightful and thoughtful tax solutions for many clients. With nearly 20 years of public accounting experience, Michael is able to successfully deliver comprehensive tax services tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

  • Serves and consults with clients in regards to consolidated tax returns, international, multi-state, and merger and acquisition needs 
  • Helps S corporations, limited liability companies, and individuals optimize their tax strategies 
  • Primary area of practice is in corporate taxation where he performs tax planning, consulting, research, and compliance projects for privately and publicly held corporations, S-corporations, and start-ups 
  • Experience includes consolidated corporate tax returns with international reporting and multi-state filings 
  • Industry experience includes, but is not limited to, web-based businesses and manufacturing 
  • Assists clients with accounting for income taxes and FIN48 reporting 
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) 


San Diego, CA


Master of Science in taxation 
San Diego State University 


Bachelor of Arts in political science with minor in economics 
University of California, Santa Barbara