Wipfli LLP: Launches sales and use tax webinar series for Wisconsin manufacturing companies

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 16, 2011) — Wipfli is proud to offer a new webinar series focused on sales and use tax for controllers, accounts payable staff and accounting staff of Wisconsin manufacturing companies. The Sales and Use Tax for Wisconsin Manufacturers Web Forum Series will provide attendees with insights into how to generate the most accurate sales reporting information.

“With the ever-changing sales and use tax laws, we have seen an increased need for information and education on sales and use tax reporting from manufacturing companies,” said Craig Cookle, Wipfli sales and use tax partner. “We developed this series to help manufacturing companies by providing concise, in-depth, industry-specific information and insights into sales and use tax laws.”

The Sales and Use Tax for Wisconsin Manufacturers Web Forum Series addresses significant concerns for manufacturing companies, from defining the manufacturing process to taxation of utilities and use of estimates. The cost is $299 for all four webinars, or $99 each for those who want to register individually for each webinar.

Following is the list of topics and dates for the webinars:

December 13, 2011−9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CST) – Defining the Manufacturing Process
February 14, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CST) – Defining Equipment Exemptions
April 10, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CST) – Consumables: What Qualifies for Exemption?
June 12, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CST) – Utilities and Use of Estimates

The webinar series was developed by Wipfli’s State and Local Tax Group, which has over 120 years of combined experience among its eight members and an extensive knowledge of sales and use tax. In addition, four members of the team have also been auditors/supervisors for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for a combined total of 63 years.

For more information or to register, please go to www.wipfli.com/salestaxforum.

About Wipfli LLP
With approximately 1,000 associates and 22 offices in the United States and India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top 30 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 81 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow. The manufacturing and distribution industry is Wipfli’s largest practice area, serving manufacturing companies of all sizes across the Midwest. Today, the firm serves over 1,800 manufacturers and distributors, helping them achieve excellence by truly understanding their business needs. Wipfli’s team of CPAs and consultants provides solid strategic thinking from all different perspectives: financial success, tax optimization, operational excellence, and engaged work force. In addition, through the firm’s membership in PKF North America, Wipfli can draw upon the resources of 264 firms in 120 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.wipfli.com.

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