Ron Saavedra

Ron Saavedra

SALT Partner

  • University of New Mexico; Magna Cum Laude, Bachelors Economics and Political Science
  • Harvard University; Masters in Public Policy, Concentration in Financial Management
Practice Emphasis:
  • State and Local Tax
  • Manufacturing, research and development, financial institutions, government, healthcare, real estate and construction, technology, not-for-profit

Ron has over 18 years of experience providing state and local tax advisory services to clients of various sizes across all industries throughout the United States. He has extensive knowledge of various areas of state and local tax including sales and use tax, New Mexico gross receipts and compensating tax, incentives and credits, income/franchise tax, and property tax. Ron has assisted clients with managed audits, refund analyses, audit defense engagements, nexus studies, credit filings, cost segregation studies, and numerous other engagements. Most recently, Ron’s clients have included a number of business clients in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest. Ron is a frequent speaker on state and local tax issues affecting businesses in New Mexico and the Southwest. He has presented to a number of organizations including the Border Industrial Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Construction Financial Management Association to name a few. Prior to becoming a Partner at Axiom CPAs, he was the State and Local Tax Southwest Practice Leader for a large regional CPA firm. He has also worked for a Big 4 firm for over five years in both Texas and New Mexico. He is a native New Mexican and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree from Harvard University. He has previously served as a Board member of the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance and the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation.

  • Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, Board member
  • Rio Rancho Economic Development Alliance, Board member
  • NM Natural History Foundation, Board Member