John Hsiao, CPA, joined MichaelSilver in 1997 as a staff tax accountant. He was promoted to a partner in 2015. John took over as the head of the tax department in January 2020. Prior to joining the firm, John worked at a small local firm after graduating from college where he gained valuable intrinsic knowledge of every aspect of a public accounting firm.

John has over 25 years of experience in tax, accounting, consulting, and compliance serving closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as high net worth individuals and their family offices. His primary industry focus private client services, includes private and hedge fund investments, international business compliance and consulting, real estate investments, manufacturing, and professional service providers. John also has experience helping clients with business merger and acquisition, the offshore voluntary compliance program, IRS installment agreements, and government tax audits.

Harry A. Steindler

John Hsiao, CPA


How he spends his time here

Expertise Industries Membership
  • Investment and Real Estate Partnership
  • High Net Worth Individual Tax Compliance and Consulting
  • S Corporation and Partnership Income Tax
  • International Income Tax
  • Business Acquisitions, Mergers, and Dispositions
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Private and Hedge Funds
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Asian American Business Association

How he got here

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science in Taxation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How he approaches his work

“Our clients are the reason that we are in this business. If they are successful, then we have correctly done our job. I always provide our clients with highest level of professional service and courtesy.”


“I like to spend time with my family, either going on a family vacation or just a trip to a local Target store. I also enjoy watching movies and sports on TV.”

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Tax Deadline for Individual (1040) Tax Returns Pushed to May 17, 2021

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the Treasury Department and IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals (1040) for the 2020 tax year will be postponed from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Illinois and various other states have already followed the lead of IRS and are extending their due dates for 1040s to May 17th as well.

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