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Tarah Ablett

Tarah Ablett

Senior Manager, Tax

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

2023 Tax Outlook: Breaking Down Legislative Impacts

Tax changes that take effect in 2023 could impact your business, especially when it comes to capital, R&D, and interest expense deductions. The influences behind these reforms are complex, but the two big drivers are provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. Here are some quick highlights to watch out for going into tax season.

by Tarah Ablett

Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Industrial Automation Companies

As we approach the end of the year, it’s important for businesses to prepare their year-end tax strategies in advance after yet another volatile year. Taxes can be challenging and complex even in a stable economy. Here are some important items to consider when preparing your taxes this year. 

by Tarah Ablett

5 Taxes You Need to Know About

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.

by Tarah Ablett

IRS Provides Relief on K-2 and K-3

In an attempt to provide more transparency with regard to reporting of foreign activity and/or information to foreign owners, the IRS came out with two new forms: Schedule K-2 (an addendum to the Schedule K) and Schedule K-3 (an addendum to the Schedule K-1). Learn about the latest K-2 and K-3 reporting requirements issued by the IRS.

by Margaret Amsden

by Tarah Ablett

2020 Year-End Tax Planning Considerations

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.

by Tarah Ablett

Additional Stimulus on the Horizon: Understanding the Anticipated HEALS Act

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.

by Tarah Ablett

The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

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