Tarah Ablett

Tarah Ablett


Tarah helps manufacturing and industrial automation clients leverage tax planning opportunities and navigate tax compliance issues.

What is your area of focus?

I help large international consolidated groups of entities fulfill the federal, state and foreign compliance filings required for their operations. For the past few years, I have also developed a concentration in helping clients take advantage of the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2016

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy the flexibility to raise my family and serve our growing client base while pursuing a rewarding career in public accounting at Clayton & McKervey.


  • Multistate tax planning and compliance
  • Research and Experimentation Tax Credits
  • Pass-through deduction under Section 199A
  • Individual tax planning
  • Closely held corporate tax strategies
  • Consolidated group tax planning and compliance
  • International tax compliance


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Oakland University


  • Automation Alley
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Articles by Tarah Ablett

Tax & Assurance Guidance

5 Taxes You Need to Know About

Posted on June 17, 2022 by

Tarah Ablett
There are many different tax types business owners need to be aware of. Not only is it important to know the different types of tax, but equally important is an understanding of what may cause an entity to be liable for a certain tax. Here is a recap of some common tax types.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

2020 Year-End Tax Planning Considerations

Posted on November 22, 2020 by

Tarah Ablett
As 2020 draws to a close, businesses and individuals should consider what tax planning strategies make the most sense for them. Here are some key tax planning considerations to keep in mind as we approach the end of the year.

COVID-19, Tax & Assurance Guidance

Additional Stimulus on the Horizon: Understanding the Anticipated HEALS Act

Posted on September 8, 2020 by

Tarah Ablett
Here are some key takeaways from the initial draft of the anticipated HEALS Act, unveiled this summer in response to the ongoing effect of COVID-19 on the economy.

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On August 9, 2022, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law, providing more than $52 billion for American semiconductor research, development, and production. The CHIPS Act will provide funding over five years to build, expand or modernize domestic facilities and equipment for semiconductor fabrication, assembly, testing, advanced packing or research and development. 

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