Ray Polantz

Ray Polantz, CPA, MT Partner, Tax

Ray pays close attention to clients and their businesses so he can better understand their needs. He then uses his deep technical expertise to deliver creative solutions in a practical, meaningful way.

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

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio)
  • Master 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
  • Frequently published in the August edition of the AICPA Tax Adviser’s “Tax Clinic”

Ray is a passionate Cleveland Guardians fan who also enjoys visiting different Major League Baseball parks. Ray resides in Rocky River, Ohio, with his wife and two children.