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Craig Cookle Milwaukee (Headquarters)

10000 W Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226





Email: ccookle@wipfli.com

Craig A. Cookle, CPA


Craig Cookle leads the firm’s state and local tax practice. He brings more than 30 years of state and local tax experience to his clients. His knowledge and experience enable him to consistently provide value to his clients in terms of state and local tax savings and efficient resolution of tax issues. Craig spends his time managing the state and local tax (SALT) practice and as a relationship executive on client accounts.

The SALT group assists clients with audit defense, sales and use tax overpayment reviews, nexus studies, sales tax compliance assistance, personal and real property tax reviews and general consulting.

Craig strives to maintain close and lasting relationships with his clients through listening attentively to their needs and providing them with timely and creative responses to their questions and issues. Clients appreciate his proactive assistance in helping them resolve multi-state tax situations.


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional organizations and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) – Member
  • WICPA State Tax Committee – Member
  • Wisconsin State and Local Tax Group Inc. – Member


Tax services

Areas of Focus

  • State and local tax services
  • Sales tax technology solutions and compliance
  • Nexus studies
  • State tax registrations
  • Voluntary disclosure agreements
  • Sales/use audit defense assistance and administrative appeals
  • Sales and use tax overpayment reviews
  • Entity and transaction planning to minimize sales and use taxes


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting