About MJ Tolbert Tax Firm

At MJ Tolbert Tax Firm, we are focused on tax resolution services for real estate and construction professionals. We find solutions for aggressive IRS collection tactics including high penalties and interest, liens and levies, and tax audits. When you become our client, we'll work with you to resolve your tax problems and help you minimize taxes in the future with a proactive tax strategy.

We place a strong emphasis on customer service and will fight hard to get you the tax relief you deserve. Our friendly staff is fully qualified and ready to start working on your tax problems today, so call us at 706-507-2481 now or request your consultation online.


Melinda Tolbert

Your Real Estate Tax Strategist

Melinda TolbertKnown for her honesty, caring spirit, and perseverance, Melinda Tolbert has been a successful entrepreneur for fifteen years. Tolbert is the esteemed Founder and CEO of MJ Tolbert Tax Firm LLC and a Commercial REALTOR®. In the true “Melinda Tolbert” form, she has selflessly dedicated her life to designing ethical, innovative, and effective tax solutions meticulously tailored to every client’s unique circumstances.

Melinda is motivated by the success of those she serves. She firmly believes that their success results from sincere intentions, skillful execution, and the unwavering ability to view every obstacle as an opportunity. Tolbert keeps her finger on the pulse of the industries in which she operates. As a result, she readily anticipates and responds to her fellow investors and real estate professionals’ tax resolution and tax planning needs. Within MJ Tolbert Tax Firm walls, she has created a culture of learning, partnership, and adaptation to change in a dynamic business climate.

As a Certified Tax Coach, Melinda specializes in assisting real estate professionals in developing and executing proactive tax plans full of court-tested, IRS-approved strategies for risk reduction, asset protection, and tax minimization liabilities.

The award-winning Tax Advisor has consistently solidified her stellar reputation in the industry with several accolades that include:

  • Certified Tax Coach
  • Top 3 Tax Firm 2016-2020
  • Best of Columbus Tax Firm Hall of Fame
  • Masters in Commercial Property (MICP) designation
  • Certified Retail Leasing Specialist
  • Featured in 2018 Top Agent Magazine
  • Certified Negotiation Expert

Tolbert is an active member of several professional organizations; the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners, the National Association of Tax Professionals, the National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP), the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), and the Columbus Board of Realtors. She also serves as a Board Member of the City of Columbus Land Bank Authority, an Advisory Board Member of CionSystems, Online Check Writer, and Instant Autographs.

As a wife, mother of three, and an exemplary member of her community, Tolbert leads by example. She pours her warmth and open-mindedness into the hearts of her counterparts, clients, and everyone she encounters.


Josie Harris-Walton

Tax Attorney

Josie Harris-WaltonJosie Harris-Walton is a managing partner at The Walton Firm where she manages the law firm’s corporate and tax division. While completing her Business Administration degree from the University of West Alabama, she served in the United States Army Reserve. After attending law school at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, she worked as corporate counsel for SITTI, a healthcare and technology-training center. In 2011, Josie decided to enroll at DePaul University College of Law to obtain her legal master degree in taxation (LL.M. Taxation). During her time at DePaul University College of Law, Josie volunteered as a tax attorney for the Tax Care Clinic, a non-profit organization, focused on helping low-income taxpayers with disputes against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Josie also worked as an extern for the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel. After graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Josie gained invaluable work experience as a tax and business attorney at Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell, & Daly, LLC, the largest law firm in Gwinnett County. In 2013, Josie received an opportunity to become a senior tax consultant at Strategic Tax Advisors, where she provided tax consulting to companies around the United States. In 2014, Josie became owner and managing partner of Coleman & Walton, LLC, a boutique law firm dedicated to helping businesses with their business and tax issues. She represented individuals and businesses with tax consulting and tax litigation. In 2018, Josie returned to Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell, & Daly, LLC to manage their tax practice. In 2020, Josie decided to form The Walton Firm. Josie serves as a board member of several non-profit organizations. She is also a member of Georgia Association of Black Women and the Coalition of 100 Black Women. Josie is dedicated to her true passion of assisting and helping business owners understand their businesses and taxes.


Michelle Vitale

Cost Segregation - Regional Director
Michelle Vitale

Michelle is a Regional Director for KBKG. She has over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing within the financial services arena. She is an energetic problem solver who focuses on building lasting relationships through a mindset of service and advocacy for her clients. She has vast experience leading teams through complex sales cycles. Prior to joining KBKG, Michelle spent 7 years in commercial banking. She is based out of San Diego, CA.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. She enjoys cooking, swimming, and spending time outdoors in the sunny San Diego weather with her family and dog.


Julia Montano

Tax Advisor
Julia Montano

Natarsha Armour-Johnson

Tax Advisor
Natarsha Armour-Johnson