Charlie Wendlandt

Charlie Wendlandt

CPA, Manager

Phone: 715.384.1986
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About Charlie

Charlie Wendlandt joined the Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2011. As a manager, his main responsibilities include planning, test of transactions and preparation of financial statements for ERISA audits during non-tax season. During tax season he works with compilations and reviews and the preparation of corporate tax returns. Charlie is the Marshfield office representative on the firm’s A&A Committee. He serves as co-chairperson of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Service Group.


Areas of Focus

Compilations and Reviews

Corporate Tax

ERISA Audits


Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Certified Public Accountant

AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Community Organizations

Marshfield Young Professionals, Member

Recent Articles by Charlie

Secure 2.0 Retirement

Secure 2.0 Law May Make You More Secure in Retirement

A new law was recently signed that will help Americans save more for retirement, although many of the provisions don’t
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Retirement Plan Leakage

Are You at Risk of Retirement Plan Leakage?

Generally, the term “leakage” has negative connotations. So, it’s not surprising that the same is true in the context of
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Environmental Social and Governance Investing

Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing and 401(k) Plans

What is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing? ESG investing refers to a set of standards for a company’s behavior
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Medicare Premiums

Medicare Premiums May Lower Your Taxes

Do you pay premiums for Medicare health insurance? If so, you may be able to combine them with other qualifying
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Debt Card Fraudulent

What to Do About Fraudulent a Credit or Debit Card Charge

It’s an awful feeling to learn that someone has used your credit or debit card to make fraudulent charges. Whether
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Gig Workers

Gig Workers: Here Comes an Estimated Tax Deadline

If you’re a gig worker or otherwise self-employed, and you don’t have taxes withheld from a paycheck, you likely have
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Reducing Time Lost in Audit Translation

Reducing Time Lost in Audit Translation

Without any help, the process of preparing for and going through an audit of a retirement plan can be time
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Theft Loss Deduction

Claiming a Theft Loss Deduction if Your Business Is the Victim of Embezzlement

Because A business may be able to claim a federal income tax deduction for a theft loss. But does embezzlement
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R&D Tax Credit

Reduce Your Tax Bill With the R&D Tax Credit

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit remains one of the best opportunities for businesses to substantially reduce their tax
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Research and Development

Podcast: Research and Development Tax Credit, Part 3

Previously we talked about the benefits of the R&D tax credit, and how it is one of the most substantial
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