Tax

Research and Development Tax Credit Team

Experienced team. Proven results.

Wipfli's dedicated team of research and development (R&D) tax credit experts consists of seasoned tax professionals specializing in R&D tax law. The team helps businesses recognize tax savings opportunities available from the R&D tax credit to lower tax liability and, therefore, increase cash flow available for other needs. 

Scott Schumacher  

Scott Schumacher, CPA, MST
Partner

With more than 20 years of experience, Scott is the leader of Wipfli's R&D tax credit team and works with businesses to claim and substantiate a tax incentive for R&D activities. He specializes on working with closely held and family-owned businesses in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, providing them and their ownership with tax compliance and planning services. 

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Valerie Fedie  

Valerie Fedie
Partner

Valerie works with a variety of clients to provide R&D tax consulting services to maximize R&D tax credits. Her extensive experience includes planning, supervising, and executing R&D tax incentive projects as well as providing federal and sate audit support services. Valerie enjoys helping clients overcome challenges and maximize opportunities with new product or process improvements.

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Christopher Blaylock  

Christopher Blaylock, CPA
Senior Manager

Chris has been serving middle market companies in the private sector since he began his career in 2002. He specializes in financial accounting and reporting matters and related business considerations to help clients achieve their goals. Because he has worked with clients in a variety of industries, he is able to leverage his broad experience to maximize the value of the R&D tax credit for his clients.

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Greta Heike  

Greta Heike, CPA
Senior Manager

Greta consults with a variety of clients in various industries to help them understand R&D opportunities in relation to new product development and process improvement and then helps to maximize available R&D credit benefits.

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