COKALA offers you
practical training in
tax compliance
Learn with these nationally known advisors who will help you with real-world
application of the rules:

Marianne Couch, JD, a Principal in the Cokala group, is an advisor on U.S. federal and state tax
information reporting compliance.  She is a frequent lecturer at major tax conferences and the
author of numerous published articles. She served for many years as Research Director of
Balance Consulting, and chaired special training and advisory services provided to large
organizations and academic and nonprofit institutions. She was previously a member of the
IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), where she served as Chair of
the IRPAC Subcommittee on Small Business and Self-Employed (SBSE) tax issues.  In this
capacity, she testified annually before the IRS Commissioner on issues of concern to the
information reporting community.  Marianne has previously worked as a litigator for a large
Michigan law firm, where she represented individuals and large clients in many types of civil
actions, and formerly served as a Research Attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.  

Jerri LS Langer, JD, LLM, a Principal in the Cokala group, is a nationally recognized
information reporting and withholding consultant who provides a wide range of tax advisory
services to many Fortune 500 companies around the world.  She has twice served as a
member of the IRS Commissioner’s Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee
(IRPAC).  Prior to joining as a partner in the COKALA tax group, Jerri served as a Director in
Balance Consulting, an organization specializing in tax reporting and withholding compliance;
and earlier as chief tax compliance officer of ProBusiness Services Inc, a Fortune 500 payroll
service company, where she orchestrated a new merger & acquisition service, as well as
managed tax controversy and government relations areas.  Jerri learned much of her trade as a
Director in Deloitte & Touche, where she gained a national reputation assisting clients in
complying with domestic and international payroll tax, as well as other tax reporting and
withholding requirements.  Earlier, as a tax advisor on Wall Street, she gained significant
operational experience in brokerage, banking and insurance operations and product
development, as well as in retirement plan and employee benefits processing.  She is the
author of the
AAPA Guide to Accounts Payable, published by Aspen Publishers, and is
frequently quoted as in industry and professional publications.  
COKALA Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC - telephone 734.629.5155
PO Box 2224, Ann Arbor MI 48105-2224 - fax 734.428.0702