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Merrill Barter, CPA

Managing Director

Merrill is a managing director in BNN’s tax practice, and the State and Local Tax (SALT) practice leader. He has more than 25 years of experience working in the tax field, including governmental, public company, and public accounting. Merrill works with a broad spectrum of clients, including large corporations and mid-tier/privately owned business entities and their owners. He leverages his experience to provide a high level of service and creative solutions to address his clients’ tax situations.

Merrill specializes in assisting clients with state tax issues, with a focus on multi-state compliance and planning.  He has extensive experience in sales and use tax matters, including helping clients determine the proper sales tax treatment of their products and services. Merrill routinely works directly with state tax authorities on behalf of his clients to resolve state tax matters and obtain the best possible outcomes.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with highest distinction, from Husson University, and a master’s in taxation from Thomas College.

Business Activities

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past Chair, Baker Tilly International State and Local Tax Committee

Volunteer / Service Activities

  • Board Member, Greater Portland METRO

Hobbies / Other

Merrill is married with three daughters.  He enjoys spending time with family, reading and traveling.