Jeremy Bivens

Jeremy J. Bivens



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Jeremy Bivens is a partner with Baker Tilly’s manufacturing and distribution practice. He is a savvy business advisory professional with nearly 20 years of experience providing tax services to middle-market and large companies. Jeremy's industry specialization includes manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, professional services, software and technology — and he brings service expertise in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring transactions and state and local tax credit opportunities. Jeremy also supports due diligence and transaction services for a variety of strategic buyers and has spent his entire career in public accounting. Before joining Baker Tilly, he was a tax director with a Big Four firm.

  • Implements domestic and global tax minimization strategies to assist clients with tax cash flow management, as well as reduce their overall worldwide effective tax rates
  • Assists businesses with aligning their domestic and international operations through restructuring strategies
  • Collaborates with business owners and management to provide relevant tax planning strategies for companies in all stages of their life cycles from startup through exit
  • Provides tax controversy assistance for IRS as well as state jurisdictional tax matters
  • Works closely with management to ensure the successful implementation of desired tax initiatives and completion of tax objectives
  • Leads tax planning for transactions
  • Supports companies as they comply with financial statement requirements established under FAS 5
  • FAS 109 and ASC 740
  • Identifies tax credits and incentives opportunities; works with other technical experts across Baker Tilly to help clients properly take advantage of those opportunities
  • Leads tax engagement teams serving a variety of domestic and multinational companies
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Craft Brewers Guild
  • International Dairy Foods Association
  • Midwest Food Processors Association
  • Chicago National Brewseum, board member
  • H-F Choral Parents Association, board member


Chicago, IL


Master of Science in taxation
DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)

Bachelor of Arts in accounting
North Central College (Naperville, Illinois)

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Crain's Chicago Business

Roundtable on Tax Climate Change

Jeremy, alongside two other tax specialists, contributed to Crain's Roundtable on Tax Climate Change. There is substantial change in the world of tax. Learn what's at stake and how individuals and businesses should respond.