Meet Our Team

Mike Hayes, CMI


Mike leads the team in Tulsa in both the sales and use and severance tax practices. Mike has extensive experience in defending state audits, developing tax compliance strategies, recovering tax overpayments, and managing client relationships.

Mike joined Merit in 2012 and has provided sales tax expertise in multiple industries, including oil and gas and manufacturing across the central states, Rockies, and Appalachians. He works with severance tax clients in both regular compliance and recovering overpaid taxes in multiple states as well.

Mike holds a B.A. from University of Houston. He is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation for Sales & Use Tax and is active in the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.