Mary Kallewaard is a founding member of Cokala Tax Group, where she oversees project management, monitors federal and state regulatory and legislative developments to provide tax technical compliance assistance to clients, and is the primary author of Cokala’s weekly bulletins on federal and state tax compliance. She served as the 2015 Chairperson of IRPAC, the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee to the IRS Commissioner, and served two additional years as an IRPAC member.
Mary has worked in the area of tax information reporting compliance for nearly two decades and prior to co-founding Cokala she was a senior manager at Balance Consulting, a company specializing in training on tax information reporting compliance, where she served in multiple roles including editing and writing for specialized tax compliance publications and developing curriculum for tax reporting training programs. She also has served in elected and appointed positions in municipal government. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.