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Former Ohio Department of Taxation official, John R. Trippier, joins the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins law firm

Cleveland, Ohio, (March 23, 2012) – John R. Trippier, a certified public accountant who served as the Administrator of the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Audit Division since 2003, has joined the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins LLC as Director of Multistate Tax in the law firm’s Multistate Tax Practice, which is chaired by Ohio’s former Tax Commissioner, Thomas M. Zaino. Trippier is based in Columbus.

“John Trippier is an outstanding addition to our multistate tax team,” said Zaino, who is also the managing member of the McDonald Hopkins Columbus office. “John has more than 20 years of impressive experience, including not only his administrator role at the Ohio Department of Taxation, but in public accounting and industry as well.”

At the Ohio Department of Taxation, Trippier was responsible for developing and implementing audit policy for the sales, use and commercial activity taxes. He was the architect for the commercial activity tax audit process and the audit tools used by auditors and managers to research taxability issues.  Trippier’s experience in public accounting includes serving as Director, State and Local Tax at RSM McGladrey, Inc. /McGladrey & Pullen for the southeast United States. While in industry, Trippier was responsible for multistate tax audits, planning and compliance.

A graduate of Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Trippier is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs.

John R. Trippier can be reached at 614.458.0042 or jtrippier@mcdonaldhopkins.com.

The Multistate Tax Practice at McDonald Hopkins provides a broad range of state and local tax services including tax planning, tax controversy, real estate tax abatement and exemption, and tax policy advocacy. With professionals who have worked both inside and outside government agencies, the multistate tax team leverages its knowledge and experience to help clients control their complex multistate taxes.

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