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Gary Peric

Firm Leader, State and Local Tax

Gary Peric, partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, joined the firm in 2016 with more than twenty years of state and local tax consulting experience. He leads the state and local tax (SALT) practice and is a member of the firm’s national tax services team. Gary has national responsibility for expanding and overseeing the SALT practice. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Gary was a SALT partner with another global accounting and advisory firm. He is a frequent speaker and author on state and local tax topics.


  • Leads the SALT practice for Baker Tilly’s national tax services team
  • Assists businesses in managing their state and local tax costs by developing and implementing multistate tax reduction strategies including nexus reviews, entity restructuring, apportionment studies, credit and incentive analyses, and refund reviews
  • Assists clients in tax efficiently streamlining their legal structure and in buy-side and sell-side tax due diligence
  • Provides dispute resolution services such as audit defense, appeal representation, ruling requests, tax delinquency settlements, and voluntary disclosures
  • Offers state tax compliance solutions including return preparation, tax outsourcing, tax software consulting/implementation, and other options for clients
  • Provides extensive experience with manufacturing and distribution and services industries
  • Communicates regularly with taxpayers to share relevant developments and to keep current on potential business and operational changes that may impact their tax positions
  • Presents nationally on current legislative and judicial tax developments
  • Founded State Tax Foundation to identify and disseminate in a non-partisan manner significant tax insights to increase taxpayer literacy via public speaking and social media


  • Founder, State Tax Foundation
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • CPAs in Industry Conference
  • Council On State Taxation
  • Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois
  • Tax Executives Institute
  • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives


University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Science, Finance

DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, Illinois)
Juris Doctor