Manufacturing and Distribution

Manufacturing and Distribution Tax Services

Maximizing tax strategies and incentives

The complexities of ever-changing tax laws leave you eager to find a proven team of tax experts who thoroughly understand the current regulations, emerging issues, and leading tax planning strategies.
Moreover, effective tax planning should produce opportunities to save money and increase cash flow. Wipfli’s manufacturing tax specialists, skilled in a wide array of tax services, integrate compliance and proactive planning with strategic advice to maximize your tax savings and ensure compliance.
Our seasoned tax professionals provide quality tax compliance, tax planning and specialty tax services with a comprehensive and integrated approach. The Wipfli tax professional who develops your tax planning strategies also directs your tax compliance process to ensure seamless implementation of planning strategies.
We also understand that effective tax planning is a year-round process. We continually monitor developments in the tax area and proactively advise you of the implications these developments could have on you. With a robust manufacturing tax services team, with diverse, specialized expertise, you have access to resources on various tax issues whenever you need them.
Our manufacturing tax services team specializes in tax issues directly related to manufacturing including:
  • Selection of optimal accounting methods for manufacturers
  • Selection of beneficial inventory methods
  • Minimizing the impact of the complex uniform capitalization adjustments
  • Maximizing the domestic production activities deduction
  • Maximizing the use of special credits and incentives
  • Tax implications of foreign activities and presence
  • Tax-efficient structuring (and restructuring) of new ventures, operations, or the expansion of existing operations
Put the power of our tax expertise and industry focus to work for you.

Cost Segregation Services

Cost Segregation

A cost-segregation study provides an in-depth, engineering based analysis of the costs associated with the acquisition, construction, or renovation of a building. A properly done study results in additional depreciation deductions and can improve cash flow.



Research and Development Tax Credits

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits

Many manufacturers overlook a tax incentive for R&D activities because the tax law is so complicated and they simply do not view improvements made to products or business operations as R&D activities. We can help you get the credit you deserve.


State and Local Tax Services

State and Local Tax Services 

Our State and Local Tax (SALT) practice is focused on proactively helping companies identify the possible impact of state and local taxes, creating solutions that consider your overall business objectives, and working with you so that your filing positions comply with the states' tax laws and rules.


International Tax Services

International Tax Services

Manufacturers pursuing international opportunities face an array of tax planning and compliance challenges. Our team of international tax experts can help you capitalize on opportunities, while remaining compliant and competitive in today’s complex international landscape.
Featured Expertise

Brian Knoll, CPA

Brian began his career with Wipfli LLP in 1993. His years of tax experience make him not only a valuable technical resource, but also a great problem solver and business advisor. He can take highly technical information and break it down into understandable terms. Brian’s primary industry emphasis is in manufacturing/distribution but he has considerable experience working with various other areas including construction and real estate.  He has a broad technical background which allows him to add value and perspective to a variety of issues.

Featured Success Story

Sand Source Services

The recent boom in hydrofracking for natural gas has created a flurry of entrepreneurial activity. As companies race to get in on the action, Sand Source Services turned to Wipfli and leaped ahead with tax-savvy strategies and inventive technology.
Click here to read detailed story; just one example of the range of services and smart strategies Wipfli can bring to frac sand businesses.

Research Tax Credit Permanently Extended and Enhanced

The PATH Act of 2015 impacted a number of significant tax-saving provisions, including the research tax credit. Learn more
Real stories; real money.

Over the years, Wipfli has helped many businesses identify meaningful tax credits. Read how Wipfli helped five manufacturers get the credit they deserved.

Real stories, real money: How five manufacturers got their fair share of research and development tax credits.

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Over the years, Wipfli has helped many businesses. Read how Wipfli helped nine manufacturers stay in compliance and save serious money by reducing exposure, obtaining refunds, and instituting proper filing practices.
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