IRS Subject Matter Expert
Leann Ruf Leann Ruf

Leann Ruf is currently the Communications Project Lead for the implementation of the new IRS Return Preparer Regulations. She is responsible for development of a strategy to inform over one million federal tax return preparers, 100,000 IRS employees, and millions of taxpayers about the landmark effort to increase oversight of return preparers.

Previously, Ruf was the Chief of External Communications for the IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division and has held numerous other positions since joining the IRS in 1986 including more than ten years with the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Ruf resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Tennessee Technological University.