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Tara Johnson Eau Claire

4890 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701



Email: ttjohnson@wipfli.com

Tara T. Johnson

Senior Manager

Tara Johnson B.A., B.S. is a Senior Manager in the firm’s state and local tax practice.  Tara has over 17 years’ experience in public accounting and assisting clients in a variety of industries with federal, state and local compliance.  She currently focuses her time in the spaces of property tax and sales/use tax.

Tara oversees property tax compliance in multiple states for over 600 Wipfli clients, including: 

  • Coordination of preparation and review of period returns for variety of industries
  • Exploration of qualifying exemptions and submission of applications
  • Determination of most favorable classification of assets
  • Response to assessor inquiries
  • Review of notices of assessment
  • Appeal of assessments, as warranted
  • Serving as the liaison/intermediary between clients and taxing authorities in order to resolve contentious assessment issues

Within the space of sales/use tax, Tara has been heavily involved in educating and advising clients and non-clients alike on the impact of the state and local economic nexus thresholds for sales tax, and in monitoring continued state and local developments in response to South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.  In addition, Tara specializes in the following consultative offerings:

  • Nexus studies
  • State voluntary disclosure agreements
  • Responding to state inquiries on nexus matters
  • State audit defense
  • Research of sales tax treatment for transactions in a multitude of industries
  • Structuring of captive transportation entity to capitalize on common/contract carrier sales/use tax exemptions
  • State and local tax registrations

Tara appreciates the variety of challenges and opportunities that arise from public accounting and the expansive range of clients and industries that are served therein.

Areas of Focus

  • Nexus studies and consultation on matters relating to Wayfair decision
  • Multistate voluntary disclosure agreements and prospective state registrations
  • Multistate personal property tax reviews for manufacturers and non-manufacturers
  • Research and advising on state tax and local tax issues


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of science degree in business with an emphasis in accounting
  • Bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in psychology