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Michael Silvio


With more than 30 years of public accounting and tax planning experience, Michael is a tax partner at MGO. He’s served businesses in multiple industries, including hi-tech, consumer product, software, biotech, life science, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, professional service, and nonprofit.

Michael’s knowledge surrounding the Federal Credits and Incentives Tax has earned him the reputation as a national leader on the topic. Over the years, he’s conducted more than 450 research credit studies for companies in various industries and served as a representative before the IRS and state taxing authorities to support and defend numerous taxpayers’ research credit claims. In addition, he has helped clients save millions in taxes consulting on tax incentives related to domestic production, accounting methods, federal and state grant programs, and energy and “green” tax incentives, including energy-efficient building incentives.

Michael has also assisted clients with income tax compliance, planning and wealth transfer strategies that have allowed many to transfer business ownership to their heirs, saving substantial amounts in estate taxes. Throughout his career, he’s authored numerous publications and been a frequent speaker on current tax legislation, research and development tax credit issues and other business tax incentives (The Tax Advisor, AICPA, ProVisors, San Diego Business Journal and

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
B.S., Accounting

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants