Office of the Secretary

​The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation of the state Senate. As the department head, the secretary is responsible for administering state and local taxes in a fair, efficient and equitable manner while advocating sound tax and fiscal policies and providing property tax relief.

Deputy Secretary Guerra Lapacek 

Deputy Secretary

Maria Guerra Lapacek | Bio

Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary Janet Piraino 

Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary​​

Janet Piraino | Bio

Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

Assists the secretary and other department officials in communicating effectively with legislators, the media, and other customers.

Legislative Advisor: Rachel Harvey
Phone: (608) 266-1933

Communications Director: Patty Mayers
Phone: (608) 266-2300

Office of the Secretary
Mail Stop 624-A
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
2135 Rimrock Road
PO Box 8933
Madison, WI 53708-8933

Phone: (608) 266-6466
Fax: (608) 266-5718

Office of General Counsel

Provides legal counsel to the secretary and other department officials, litigates tax cases, reviews proposed administrative rules and tax legislation, and works with other state agencies on legal matters.

Chief Legal Counsel: Dana J. Erlandsen
Phone: (608) 267-8970

Office of General Counsel
Mail Stop 6-173
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
2135 Rimrock Road
PO Box 8907
Madison, WI 53708-8907

Phone: (608) 267-8970
Fax: (608) 266-9949