Megan Ryan

CPA | Principal


Megan provides timely, thorough, and accurate tax assistance to exempt organizations and commercial entities so they can focus on delivering great programs and products to the world.

Her clients run the gamut: from hospitals and social service agencies, to museums and trade associations. Megan also works with commercial entities ranging from wholly owned subsidiaries of exempt organizations, to physician practices, to retail and manufacturing firms. Megan’s clients are often multi-entity concerns, frequently mixing for-profit and not-for-profit operational models. This varied experience helps her craft a holistic approach to planning and strategy, delivering maximum results across the full spectrum of each client’s interests. She has special expertise in unrelated business income tax consulting, lobbying and political activities, member dues calculations for trade associations, and joint venture review and consulting.

Practice Emphasis

  • Complex public support calculations and analysis
  • Advocacy, lobbying, and political activity consulting
  • Understand and plan for unrelated business income taxes, including review of contracts, joint venture agreements, expense allocations, and net operating losses
  • IRS correspondence, including penalty abatement requests and IRS audits
  • Form 990 compliance

Proven Results

  • Assist organizations with various tax reporting responsibilities and provide daily consulting services on issues that impact their tax-exempt status.
  • Develop public support projections for multiple organizations, including structuring of grant contracts based on revenue recognition principles and determination of when an organization may lose public charity status.
  • High level review of more than 60 tax returns prepared by a multistate hospital system.
  • Assist organizations in evaluating their activities for unrelated business income issues and planning to minimize tax liabilities.
  • Review member dues carryover calculations for trade associations.
  • International tax consulting, including U.S. tax treatment of foreign subsidiaries and withholding, and documentation requirements on foreign individuals and businesses that provide services to organizations in the U.S.
  • Practical Guide to Form 990 by Clark Nuber, contributing writer and editor.
  • Assisted with teaching classes based on Form 990 and Form 990-T.


  • University of Washington, Masters in Professional Accounting in Taxation
  • University of Washington, B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting 


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network

My Life by the Numbers


Passion for organizing anything and everything


Costumes she wore in dance performances from childhood through her early 20s