Colleen Netzell: Senior Manager


Colleen’s passion is state and local taxes.   Her practical experience helps clients comply with their sales and use tax obligations.   Her expertise includes multi-state income taxation of business, as well as other state and local taxes.   She enjoys working with staff to expand their knowledge of state and local tax issues.  She is Certified Public Accountant with a JD from Mitchell Hamline Law School and Masters of Business Taxation and BS in Accounting from the University of Minnesota.


What’s your favorite number?
Currently 152, the number of stitches in a row for my current knitting project.

What would you be doing if you weren’t an accountant?
I have been an accountant so long, that I can’t think of anything else. Perhaps I could run a food truck that would sell Hot Dishes.

What’s your current goal outside of Copeland Buhl?
To buy 20 acres in Tennessee (out of the cold) and build a small home with a garden. We would have two tiny houses for friends and family to come visit.

Areas of Focus (Services)

  • State and Local Tax
  • Recent Articles
  • 3/12/2020

    Sales Tax Nexus – Fallout from the Wayfair Decision

    In June 2018 the US Supreme Court transformed the landscape for businesses collecting sales tax[i].   Our October 8, 2018 blog, “Economic Nexus and How it Might Affect You”, explained the impact of this decision.  A year and half later, apart...
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  • 6/28/2019

    Minnesota Tax Bill Impact on 2018 Income Tax Returns

    The 2019 Minnesota Omnibus Tax Bill was signed after a special session of the legislature on 5/30/2019.  This law attempted to fix the problems caused by not adopting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) and other federal...
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  • 4/22/2019

    Alert for Remote Sellers Shipping into Wisconsin

    Remote Sellers shipping into Wisconsin resort areas may be subject to an unexpected tax in 2019. Background: Wisconsin began to collect a Premier Resort Area Tax in 1998 for the localities around the Wisconsin Dells (City of Wisconsin Dells and...
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