Craig A. Cookle

Craig A. Cookle

Tax Partner
Wipfli LLP
10000 Innovation Drive
Suite 250
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Main Office Phone: 414.431.9318
Cell Phone: 414.550.1651
Direct Work Phone: 414.431.9383
FAX: 414.431.9303

Professional Experience:

Craig Cookle is part of Wipfli LLP’s state and local tax group and is the leader of the firm’s sales and use tax practice. Craig joined Wipfli LLP in 2005. He brings over 24 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 state audits. Craig spends the majority of his time assisting clients with sales and use tax issues. He has been involved with audit defense and has performed refund studies for clients in all kinds of industries including manufacturing, retail, service, hospitality, not for profit, and construction. Clients appreciate his talents in minimizing the amount of tax they may pay in an audit and maximizing their exemptions so they are not overpaying state sales and use taxes.

Past Experience
• Field auditor with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue
• Senior accountant in the state and local tax group for a printing company
• Leader of the Wisconsin sales and use tax practice of a national accounting firm

Practice Focus:

• Sales/use and state income tax audit defense assistance
• Sales and use tax overpayment reviews
• Entity and transaction planning to minimize sales and use taxes
• Nexus studies
• Voluntary disclosure agreements
• Administrative appeals


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

Professional and Community 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

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