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United States Tax Court Practitioner Serving Twin Cities, MN

As of May 5, 2015 Ruth Ann Michnay, P.A. may represent clients in the United States Tax Court. It is the only court that allows non-attorneys to practice if they pass the US Tax Court Exam. She took the exam November 2014 and passed! Congratulations - United States Tax Court Practitioner!!

Tax Form - Public Accountant in Oakdale, MN
Ruth Ann has more than 25 years of tax and accounting/bookkeeping experience and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of Enrolled Agents. She is also a tax instructor at the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education and was an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University for 11 years. She started her own CPA firm in April 2004 and has built a strong reputation within the following years.

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United States Tax Court Practitioner
Certified Public Accountant License; Enrolled Agent License Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management B.S. - Accounting; B.A. - Secondary Education
American Society of Certified Public Accountants - member
Tax Section Member
IRS Practice and Procedures Member (2002-2007 and 2015 to current)
Task Force Member – Registration of Tax Preparers; Regulation 7216; IRS/AICPA
1040 MeF Working Group Member
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants - Member
Member of the Legislative Issues Committee
Task Force Vice Chair – Alternative Minimum Tax Issues
Task Force Chair – Registration of Tax Preparers
Representative to the Minnesota IRS/MDOR Liaison Meetings
American Society of Women Accountants - Past Member
Past President of Local Chapter
Past Chair the Minnesota Chapter – Education & Legislation Committee
Other Current Professional Memberships
National and Minnesota Association of Enrolled Agents
Minnesota Taxpayers' Association
Founding member of the Twin Cities Tax Professionals Discussion Group
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business


Ruth Ann Michnay, P.A., Principal
Instructor – University of Minnesota

Prior Employment/Projects:

IRS Tax Talk Program Panelist – Business Taxes
Tax Manager – at a Twin City Law Firm
Public Accounting Experience – Larson Allen Weishair & Co., LLP
Owner - Accounting Service Business
Manager of Corporate Accounting in a Manufacturing Company
Tax/Accounting Instructor – Inver Hills Community College, Augsburg College, Globe, St. Mary's University of MN, Century College, Metropolitan State University (11 years)
College/Minnesota School of Business
Tax Instructor – University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education
Instructor – IRS Small Business Tax Overview Class & Employment Class
Minnesota Department of Revenue Offer in Compromise Task Force
Published tax articles - Offer in Compromise, IRS Burden Reduction, Legislative Updates
Minnesota Estate Tax, Power of Attorney, Ethics for Tax Preparers

We look forward to talking with you and working as a team to help solve your individual or business tax and accounting projects. Please call or email today for more information.
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Please read though some of the letters Ruth Ann Michnay, P.A. has received from our satisfied customers. We believe it's important to hear what our past customers have said about our work before you choose us. If you require more information, please contact us and we'd be happy to provide additional references of our work.

Wins IRS Offer in Compromise By Janet

Ruth Ann is one of the hardest-working, tenacious and patient people I have ever had the good-fortune to know. I am sure her success in winning an Offer for me would never have happened without her astute assessment of my case. I cannot say enough about her level of honesty, methodical style and close attention to detail. We always worked as a team to help keep costs down, and she kept me informed of the balance on her services at all times. I am grateful for her great skills and supportive nature throughout a difficult process!

Critical Resource for My Business by Larry

As a small business owner with engineering experience but no accounting expertise, having external professional support is essential. I have been working with Ruth Ann Michnay for 8 years and rely on her character, knowledge, patience and attention to detail to stay in compliance with constantly changing, complex tax laws. She is willing to do all financial tasks that arise or to train me in areas that I can handle myself in order to save money. She is a critical resource for my business.
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Finds Additional Refund by Emily

Ruth Ann has done my taxes for about 10 years. When I got married a few years ago, my husband insisted on doing our taxes, as he had done his own for about 15 years - I convinced him to let Ruth Ann do them too, and she found about $300 more in refunds than my husband had. We have continued to use her every year!

Exceeds Expectations! By Kyle

Ruth Ann Michnay is trustworthy, efficient, well-organized, and has exercised confidentiality, regarding the individual client's tax preparation and tax filings. She was referred to me by an established accounting firm (which has been in practice over three decades) and has met my expectations, having demonstrated professionalism, an excellent command of the intricacies of State and Federal annual legal changes, a sensitivity to my needs, and a personable manner in communications. I especially appreciate that she has taken the initiative in giving annual, first quarter client updates, to facilitate the detailed processes of preparation and filing.

Helpful, Patient, Thorough by belle372

We have been doing business with Ruth Ann for over two years. We couldn't be happier with her services. She is helpful, patient, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. She is a small firm, but that is one of the things that we really enjoy about working with her; she has taken the time to get to know our business, as well as our specific and individual needs. Ruth Ann takes the time to answer our questions and makes sure we have a complete understanding of the answers she gives. I have recommended her to others, and would continue to do so in the future.

Excellent CPA services by Laura B

We are a military family and have enjoyed working with Ruth Ann for the past 5 years. She is experienced and helps us understand our taxes. She is very personal and promptly responds to our calls and emails.