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600 E. Boulevard Ave.
  Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
  701.328.7088 phone
  701.328.3700 fax
  877.328.7088 toll-free

Meet the Commissioner Photo of North Dakota Tax Commissioner, Ryan Raushenberger

Ryan Rauschenberger

  • Appointed Tax Commissioner by North Dakota Governor Dalrymple January 2014.

  • Elected Tax Commissioner in 2014.

  • Dedicated to promoting:
    • Sound fiscal management to stay within budget.
    • Effective administration in hiring capable employees, training them, making certain they have the tools to do their jobs, and that they are meeting the needs of taxpayers.
    • Accountability in making wise use of resources, ensuring strong customer service, efficient and effective technology advancements, and that sound policy decisions drive the tax department's business processes in every way.
    • Responsibility in the important job of administering the tax laws of North Dakota.

  • Experience:
    • Senior management with oversight of staff and all areas of tax administration
    • Develops and implements agency initiatives
    • Implements vital technology initiatives
    • Responsible for leading the Office of State Tax Commissioner's policy analysis and tax research team
    • Collaborates with various groups, individuals, and industry leaders regarding effective and increased application of tax-related programs and directives
    • Builds strong relationships and coalitions with a variety of industry sectors, individuals, and state and local officials
    • Promotes compliance with state tax policy
    • Conducts public outreach to educate business leaders& citizens about North Dakota taxes
    • Developing trusting relationship with legislators, other state and local officials, and business and community leaders.
    • Assists and advises legislators regarding state tax policy

  • Past experience:
    • Deputy Tax commissioner, July 2009 December 2013
    • North Dakota Department of Commerce, Manager of Energy Development
      • Recruited energy-related businesses to locate in North Dakota
      • Promoted expansion of existing business
      • Served on the North Dakota Energy Policy Commission, EmPower North Dakota
    • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, providing auditing services
      • Served the energy, manufacturing, and financial services industries
      • Provided financial analysis
      • Developed proposals for improved business practices
    • Published several articles regarding energy policy and accountancy in national journals
    • Served on UND Planning and Budget Committee
    • Served on North Dakota University System's ConnectND Governance Committee
    • Interned at Bank of North Dakota and Kadrmas Lee & Jackson

  • Graduate of University of North Dakota with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master's degree in Business Administration
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