Melissa Ryan, CPA

State and Local Tax Director

Melissa deciphers your challenges in the ever-changing state and local tax arena, providing you with agile strategies to navigate the evolving compliance process. She focuses on managing the broad range of complex issues that relate to all stages of a company’s life cycle to equip you to tackle state and local tax burdens — and capitalize on the vast opportunities.

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Tax Services

Leveraging more than a decade of experience in the accounting field, I am proud to consult my clients on their state and local tax compliance in industries ranging from manufacturing, professional services, software, and more. As their businesses and practices grow and expand into new jursidictions, I serve as a trusted ally and advisor so they can maneuver the often uncertain, yet always challenging, compliance landscape.

Proactive in approach, I prioritize the prompt completion of annual return compliance and nexus studies for both income and sales and use tax. I’m also a dedicated advocate for taxpayers in discussions with more than 11,000 different jurisdictions across the nation.

Prior to joining MGO, I began my career with a Big Four firm. Moving on to a small regional firm, I was privileged to focus on the state and local taxes for various large multistate businesses.

Golden Gate University, M.S., Taxation (in progress)

Sonoma State University, B.S., Business Administration, Dual Concentration in Accounting and Finance

Certified Public Accountant, California, Texas