Mike Hayes, CMI


Mike Hayes, CMI is a Director at Merit Advisors. Mike leads the Tulsa team in providing exceptional and reliable service by mitigating tax exposure and seeking possible tax savings, while upholding the highest standards of integrity. He views every client connection as a long-term partnership, with his team committed to addressing each client’s unique needs.

Mike has extensive experience in sales and use tax audit defense, particularly in Texas and Oklahoma. He is also deeply knowledgeable about multi-state sales, use and direct pay compliance, reverse audits, severance tax credits, and sales and use tax planning. Prior to joining Merit in 2012, Mike served as a U.S. Director for an international nonprofit organization.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI).