Tax

State and Local Tax Team

Experienced team. Proven results.

Wipfli's State and Local Tax Team consists of dedicated tax consultants specializing in state and local tax matters. This team brings unmatched experience and unique insider perspective with members who have previously served as auditors/supervisors for state departments of revenue. Dedicated experts offer in-depth knowledge, revenue department insights, and the ability to deliver value-added services to help shore-up state and local tax strategies.

Craig Cookle  



Craig Cookle, CPA
Partner

With over 28 years of experience, Craig serves as the leader of Wipfli's State and Local Tax practice. Prior to joining Wipfli in 2005, he was the director of the Wisconsin sales and use tax practice of a national accounting firm. He was also a field auditor with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. This knowledge and experience enables him to provide value add service to his clients in terms of state and local tax savings and efficient resolution of state audits. 

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Linda Feirn  


Linda Feirn
Partner

With over 19 years of public accounting experience, Linda focuses on the areas of tax planning, compliance, and research with a focus on state and local taxes. She assists clients in managing their sales and use tax audits, reviewing their sales and use tax compliance and procedures, and researching and structuring complex sales and use tax transactions. 

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Tara Johnson  


Tara Johnson
Manager

Tara has over 12 years of public accounting experience assisting clients in a variety of industries with federal, state, and local tax compliance. She specializes in providing varying levels of assistance with sales tax audit defense to minimize tax exposure issues raised by auditors and reviewing transactions in reverse audits for the purpose of identifying sales tax overpayment opportunities.

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Laura Karpo, CPA
Senior Manager

With more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Laura has provided tax compliance and consulting services to clients across the country and in a variety of industries. She has a proven track record of supporting clients with complex multistate sales and use tax issues. Laura has meticulously completed refund and exposure reviews in most states, as well as successfully reduced and eliminated audit assessments on behalf of clients.

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Daryl Ohland    


Daryl Ohland, CPA, CIRM, MST

Director

Daryl has more than 27 years of public accounting experience and 5 years of experience as an auditor with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. His state and local tax consulting experience includes representing clients before the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on such issues as sales and use taxes, private letter ruling, personal and real property taxes, nexus, and appointment.

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