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Ronald J. Schultz, JD


Ronald J. Schultz, JD, is Senior Technical Advisor to the Commissioner of the IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities division. He joined the IRS in that capacity in October 2006. The TE/GE Senior Technical Advisor provides legal advice to the TE/GE Commissioner and other top executives on programs serving TE/GE customers. He provides technical advice on a wide variety of issues including legislation, regulations and other guidance, litigation matters, and trends and needs relating to tax-exempt and government entities. He also coordinates tax administration issues with other IRS functions, as well as with outside stakeholders. While at the IRS, he has worked extensively on the IRS Form 990 redesign project, hospital issues, political activity issues, and various compliance initiatives involving exempt organizations. He has had extensive practice in the private sector in the areas of health, nonprofit and exempt organizations, and other areas of tax law. Until his appointment, he was a member of the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard, in Minneapolis. In addition, he served from May 2002 to January 2005 as legislation counsel on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. While there, he advised Congress, including the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, regarding hearings, investigations, legislation and tax policy pertaining to various areas of federal income tax law, concentrating on charitable and other exempt organizations, as well as charitable contribution deductions.