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The firm of Ruth Ann Michnay PA provides tax representation, preparation, small business consulting, and accounting/payroll services. Ruth Ann has served the Twin Cities for over 25 years, is a CPA, an Enrolled Agent, U.S. Tax Court Practitioner, holds a Master of Business Tax from University of Minnesota – Carlson, and is an adjunct professor.


Whichever the need in individual or business, we’re here to help. All you need to do is give us a call. We are on your side of the tax equation.


In the meantime, please look around our site to learn more about what we can offer you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Congratulations:  Ruth Ann has been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court!!  The designation is United States Tax Court Practitioner.  During the 2015 winter months Ruth Ann won an IRS Innocent Spouse case and another IRS Offer in Compromise case.


Tuesday Tax Tip

Experienced in:

IRS.gov Tax Help (Part I):  The IRS has many online tools and services. 

  • Check on your refund – “Where’s my refund” is available by using the “Refunds” tab on IRS.gov
  • IRS Direct Pay – A safe, easy, and free way to pay taxes by using “Pay Your Tax Bill” link on the IRS home page
  • Check out a charity – use the “Select Check Tool” to see if your charity qualifies for a tax deduction.  (TTT 7/28/15)


Archived Tuesday Tax Tips – see
Resource page

  • Offer in Compromise
  • IRS/MN Tax Audits
  • Tax Levy/Liens
  • Wage Garnishments
  • Payroll & Sales Tax
  • Business start ups
  • Current tax prep
  • Prior/Amended prep
  • All states return prep