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Michael Barnes Lincolnshire

100 Tri-State International
Lincolnshire, IL 60069



Email: mbarnes@wipfli.com

Michael Barnes, CPA, MST

Tax Manager

Michael Barnes is a tax manager providing a broad array of tax services to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. With more than 17 years of professional experience in income taxation, he has worked with many individuals, fiduciaries, and businesses spanning a variety of industries to provide timely tax compliance and planning to save tax dollars and optimize important financial decisions. Michael has also worked with many clients who have received inquiry notices from the IRS and state tax authorities, helping them achieve favorable resolutions.

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) – Member
    • International committee


Tax services

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate and partnership tax preparation
  • Individual tax planning and preparation
  • Trust income tax returns
  • Multistate income tax
  • U.S. citizen taxpayers residing abroad
  • IRS international reporting requirements (Forms 5471 and 5472)
  • Foreign Bank Account Reports (FinCEN Form 114)
  • IRS and state tax authority correspondence resolution




Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of science degree - Graduated magna cum laude
  • Master of business administration degree with a concentration in accountancy
Northern Illinois University
  • Master of science degree in taxation