Ray Polantz

Ray Polantz, CPA, MT Partner, Tax

Ray’s genuine concern and care for clients’ well-being builds a foundation of trust and appreciation. Always looking for ways to nurture those relationships, Ray uses his expertise in simplifying complex tax issues to highlight their potential impact to clients.

Location: Cleveland Email: rpolantz@cohencpa.com Phone: 216.774.1148

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio)
  • Master’s of Taxation, University of Denver
  • B.S.B.A. in accountancy, John Carroll University

Ray spends a considerable amount of time conducting tax planning for privately held companies and their owners in the manufacturing, distribution and real estate industries. As head of the firm’s International Tax Group, Ray is a valued resource and regularly assists colleagues with international inbound and outbound tax issues, including entity structuring, disclosure of foreign assets, export tax incentives and foreign tax credit maximization. In the process of assisting clients with international tax matters, Ray works closely with the firm’s expansive network of international affiliates.

  • Leads the firm’s International Tax Group
  • Lead liaison for the firm’s membership in TIAG® (The International Accounting Group)
  • Cleveland Tax Club
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Frequent speaker at the Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Frequently published in the August edition of the AICPA Tax Adviser’s “Tax Clinic”

A big Cleveland Indians fan, Ray is a fan of baseball in general. He has been to multiple Major League Baseball parks and always tries to visit a stadium when he finds himself nearby. Ray resides in Lakewood, Ohio, with his wife and their two children.