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Richard Ruvelson


WithumSmith+Brown Bethesda, MD

For more than three decades Rich Ruvelson has provided tax consulting and Form 990, 990-PF and Form 990-T compliance services to tax-exempt nonprofit clients and multi-employer plans, including a wide variety of publicly supported charitable organizations and private foundations, labor unions, associations, VEBA's and retirement plans. He specializes in unrelated business income tax, structuring, applying for and maintaining tax-exempt status, private inurement and intermediate sanctions, private foundation excise taxes, worker classification and other tax issues effecting his clients. He has worked closely with large and small tax clients, including a small number of nationally known organizations and has frequently consulted with clients, including their boards, management and legal counsel. Rich has, also, served as Treasurer and Finance Director of the California Endowment, the conversion of which he helped structure and served as Corporate Tax Manager of the University of Washington.
Rich has taught at many industry conferences and internal and external webinars and training programs. Currently he teaches tax-exempt, private foundation and unrelated business income tax training programs for the CalCPA Education Foundation.
Rich, also,  serves on the Board of Directors of FairWarning. He is a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and  received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rich is a licensed attorney in Minnesota