About Ruth Ann Michnay, P.A.
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!!
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.
Listed are some facts about the owner of Ruth Ann Michnay, P.A.
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
Received 2022 IRS Community Service Award
Received 2022 MN Society of Certified Public Accountants Legacy Award
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
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
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