Chris Hempel

Christopher Hempel

Chris Hempel is a tax partner in our state and local tax (SALT) group, a practice within Baker Tilly’s specialty tax team. As an accomplished professional, Chris has over 15 years’ experience, specializing in state and local taxes with a primary focus in sales and use tax among other indirect taxes. Chris’s experience spans across all states and includes audit representation, performing managed audits, refund reviews and reverse audits, sales and use compliance, M&A due diligence, performing nexus/exposure studies, as well as conducting extensive research involving a wide range of sales and use taxation issues. During his career, Chris has served clients in a number of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, oil and gas and software/SAAS.

  • Indirect tax compliance and process reviews
  • Sales/use tax audit and appeals representation
  • Managed audits
  • Sales/use tax and telecom tax refunds
  • Taxability research and matrices
  • Nexus/taxability/exposure studies and planning
  • Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
  • Buy and sell side due diligence
  • Tax software implementation support
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • Dallas office chair for SOAR (Supporting Opportunity Advancement and Recognition) committee


Dallas – Plano, TX


Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance
Texas Tech University