Melissa Ryan, CPA

State and Local Tax Director

I decode the complexities of the ever-changing state and local tax landscape, providing you with agile strategies to navigate the evolving compliance process. My focus is on managing the broad spectrum of complex issues related to all stages of a company’s lifecycle, equipping you to handle state and local tax pressures and to take advantage of 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 jurisdictions, 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