Brett Rugen, CPA, is Director of Tax-Exempt Services at Purk & Associates, P.C. Brett leads a cross-departmental team that includes members from our tax, business services and controllership departments, as well as niche consulting colleagues that assist nonprofits with IRS and state compliance for their annual informational and tax filings. With over 15 years of experience in tax and business consulting, Brett has developed his proficiency in all walks of public accounting from controllership services, trust/gift tax reporting, sales tax, and partnership and corporation tax services. In addition to non-profits, he has worked with several publicly traded companies, professional athletes, and other high-net-worth individuals. Brett is also actively involved in supporting the firm through researching and analyzing impacts of new tax laws on our clients and is notably informed on PPP loans and employee retention credits. 

Brett earned a B.S. and M.S. in Accountancy from University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as a Certificate of Taxation. He is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Brett earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2008.

Brett Rugen, CPA
Director | Tax Exempt Services
1034 South Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 2000
St. Louis, MO 63117
Office: (314) 884-4003
Fax: (314) 884-4053
Email: [email protected]