Strategic Tax Planning and Advice

When it comes to successful tax planning and compliance, trust matters. That’s why we take an in-depth approach to understanding your business from every angle. Our tax experts help to ensure the accuracy of your financial statements and create solid tax strategies tailored to your unique needs. We offer best in class solutions to optimize profitability, improve relationships with financial lenders, and minimize your tax burden year after year. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all. We get to know you, your business, and your industry to guide you through the process and help build a sound financial future.

Innovative and robust tax planning is the first step toward mitigating risk and maximizing the profitability of your business. Our tax experts stay apprised of the latest legislation, regulations, and statutory requirements to help you navigate the complexities of the ever-changing tax landscape. Our services include:

  • Business tax return preparation
  • Tax structuring
  • Tax compliance and planning
  • Payroll and sales tax reporting
  • Representation in front of federal and state tax authorities

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As an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s important to understand the confluence of your business and personal tax goals relative to your overall financial well-being. We provide personal tax preparation and consulting services to existing clients to help them realize their short- and long-term objectives. As your trusted advisors, we offer a mix of expertise to help you identify and prioritize goals while addressing your unique challenges. Our services include:

  • Individual income tax preparation
  • Tax consulting and planning

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Creating a secure financial future for your loved ones requires foresight, knowledge, and planning. Our experienced tax specialists work closely with you and your fiduciary representatives to determine the best course of action to protect your estate and develop a strategic transfer of wealth to your beneficiaries. We specialize in estate and wealth transfer and will create a customized plan based on your short- and long-term goals. Our services include:

  • Estate and trust planning
  • Succession planning strategies
  • Gift tax return compliance services
  • Life insurance planning
  • Charitable giving strategies
  • Evaluation of trust options

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For most companies, state and local taxes represent the bulk of their overall tax burden. We help you navigate the complexities of multi-state tax rules and develop strategies to take advantage of new laws and regulations. Our team advises on all tax-related issues including:

  • Multi-jurisdictional tax planning
  • Income and franchise tax
  • Payroll tax strategies
  • Property tax

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Tax requirements for multi-jurisdictional transactions can be complicated and are often misunderstood, which can lead to unnecessary exposure and liabilities. Our tax professionals can perform an in-depth analysis of your multi-state operation and advise on how to limit your tax burden. We can assist with:

  • Sales and use tax
  • Nexus reviews
  • Compliance with new Wayfair tax reporting

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Contact us for additional information or to schedule an appointment with one of our tax planning specialists.

Our Process

At Barton, Walter & Krier, we’re passionate about creating value for all our clients.


What our clients are saying

BWK has provided Milestone Systems Inc. the same capabilities as the big firms would, while simultaneously providing a high tough, "Big fish in a small pond" type of feel, that we just wouldn't get from those same Big Name firms."

Michael Kohler, President Milestone Systems, Inc.
Manufacturing Industry
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Barton, Walter & Krier, LLC delivers the highest quality professional services, with a superior level of client attention. They are reliable, accessible and responsive to our needs.

Dave Gonyea, President of Gonyea Homes & Remodeling
Manufacturing Industry
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Similar to our machine shop, Barton, Walter and Krier, LLC delivers high quality services that we can count on. We receive their full attention from experienced CPAs who have the ability to think outside the box.

Frank Pichelman, President of Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Manufacturing Industry
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The staff at Barton, Walter & Krier, LLC have served us for many years. They have helped us guide our business through the many challenges that small businesses encounter. They know our business inside and out and serve as a great sounding board.

Kent Eveland, President of Scamp Trailers
Manufacturing Industry
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We focus on industry trends—you can focus on your business

Your industry is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements for success. That’s why a one-size-fits-all approach usually doesn’t work in today’s volatile economic environment.

Our expertise and tailored, hands-on services help leverage your core competencies and resources so your business stays on track every step of the way.



The manufacturing industry faces a litany of challenges that require strategic planning, acute insight, and operational expertise. We can provide innovative, tailored accounting and assurance solutions.


Real Estate / Land Developers

We analyze key market-drivers such as interest rates, labor shortages, and government regulation to assist real estate clients with both short- and long-term goals in this highly competitive industry. 



Construction professionals face a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Working with a tax specialist who understands your business’s goals and desired outcomes is the first step toward profitability, growth, and long-term financial success.


Professional Services

As a services professional, ensuring your business stays financially sound and profitable is crucial for long-term growth. We can help your business navigate the complexities of the healthcare, legal, and technology industries.



Navigating the ever-changing economic landscape can be challenging for many distributors and logistics professionals. Our experienced team of CPAs and tax specialists can help address your specific needs and keep your business moving forward.



We offer comprehensive audit, tax preparation, and advisory services across the entire retirement plan spectrum to help you meet the challenges of today’s ever-changing regulatory landscape and reporting with the Department of Labor.


Personalized attention and innovative, value-added solutions


Our knowledgeable team of CPAs and tax professionals builds lasting relationships with clients. We’re dedicated to your growth and long-term financial success.


We take a holistic approach to managing your account, looking at the “bigger picture” to identify opportunities and challenges relevant to your success and tailor our services accordingly.


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  • Relationships
  • Collaborative
  • Growth-Oriented
  • Proactive
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