About Us

Premier Tax Inc
opened in Hudson Wisconsin in September of 2015. Wendy Byl had a mission to provide professional tax services at an affordable price. She started with no clients and has grown to over 800 clients with a 95% retention rate and added four additional employees. This has been accomplished by providing our clients with exceptional customer service and knowledgeable tax planning and preparation. When you become a client at Premier Tax, we care about you, your family, and your future.

Staff Profiles

Wendy Byl

In 2009 I left my corporate job and jumped right into tax preparation when I purchased an H & R Block office in Northern WI. In 2013 my family decided to move back to the Hudson/New Richmond area to be closer to family. I worked at a tax firm in Stillwater for 2 years always knowing I would eventually open my own office. In September of 2015 I opened Premier Tax in Hudson WI. After 30+ years in the working world, I found my passion in tax preparation and consulting. I love working with clients to get the best outcome possible on their taxes. I look forward to doing this for many years to come! I live southwest of New Richmond with my husband of 32 years, Jon, and my son Blake who is 15 and a sophomore in high school.

Megan Frost

I began working at Premier Tax in January of 2021 after taking my first tax class in the Fall of 2020. I’ve worked the past 2 years studying federal and state tax law. I really enjoy preparing taxes and working with a wide range of clients. I received my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I look forward to continuing to work with my existing clients as well as take on new ones, while being mentored by Wendy. I live in Hudson with my husband Zac and have a son Nelson 4 and daughter Monena 3.

Chuck Knandel


I started working part time at Premier Tax in 2018. You may not see me when you come in as I do tax work behind the scenes and do not meet with clients. I have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from St Cloud State. I’m a CPA and work full time for the State of Minnesota in Auditing. I live in Lake Elmo with my wife Kim. We have two grown children. Ryan who is engaged to Dani and getting married in May and Aly who is working on her Masters Degree in special education. We also have two fur babies still at home. My wife and Wendy’s husband are cousins.

Jim Emmerling

I joined Premier Tax in January of 2022. I graduated from NDSU in 1998 with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. I have worked for CPA firms in New Jersey, New York, and Washington State. I have over 30 years of experience in preparing individual and business tax returns. I enjoy many aspects of accounting work and found my niche in tax preparation. My wife and I moved to New Richmond 10 years ago and have a son at North Dakota State and a daughter in high school.