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Ryan Kandt

Ryan Kandt

Manager, Tax

Ryan supports architecture and engineering clients with tax planning, compliance and tax credits.

What is your area of focus?

I support small and mid-sized entities in the architecture & engineering, professional service and industrial automation sectors; servicing federal and state tax compliance needs with a background on Research and Experimentation Tax Credit studies, and a current focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2017 plus an internship in 2015

What is the favorite part about your job?

The people I work with, the clients I get to help, the staff I get to develop, and the numbers I get to dive into


  • Research and Experimentation Tax Credits
  • Multistate tax planning and compliance
  • Flow through entity tax planning, strategies and compliance
  • Process optimization and efficiency improvement
  • ESOP consulting and compliance
  • Staff training and development


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Michigan – Dearborn


  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The ESOP Association

Articles by Ryan Kandt

Year-End Tax Planning: 5 Considerations for Your A&E Firm

As another tax season approaches, an annual check of your architecture and engineering (A&E) firm’s vital signs can help position you for profitable year-end adjustments. Here are the top five questions you should be asking about your company’s tax and financial health.

by Ryan Kandt

The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

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