Joe Stoddard, CPA

Partner-in-Charge, National Tax Office

Joe Stoddard

The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting and working with business owners as they work to grow their businesses.

OVERVIEW

Joe provides tax consulting services to industries including manufacturing, technology, construction, life sciences, engineering and government contractors. His technical expertise is in the business credits and incentives arena and includes helping clients benefit from various tax incentives programs, working with the IRS to support tax incentives claims, and frequently presenting at conferences and seminars. Joe's current role is to oversee Eide Bailly's National Tax Office (NTO). The NTO serves as a resource for clients to help analyze complex tax issues related to business decisions through various tax specialty areas including accounting methods and periods, business credits and incentives, fixed asset services, wealth transition services, international tax, state and local tax, tax exempt organizations, passthrough entities, mergers and acquisitions, ACA consulting, tax controversy and tax legislative affairs.

Joe believes in transparent and clear communication and strives to deliver services with no surprises. Also, while the details of a particular task or engagement are important, keeping the big picture and end goal in mind are critical to success.

Joe's five children keep him on his toes, and he loves spending time with his family, especially outdoors, taking advantage of some of the recreational activities Utah has to offer. They enjoy exploring many of the mountain trails either on foot or on bicycles. In the winter, they bring along sleds or skis for some snow fun.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

  • Master of Accountancy, Taxation – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Bachelor's Degree, Accounting – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Helped Eide Bailly clients claim more than $100 million in various tax credits and incentives programs.
  • Participated in working groups that helped formulate recommendations presented to Congress on enhancements to improve the effectiveness of the federal R&D tax credit, specifically for small-to-medium sized businesses, and several of these recommendations became part of a strengthened R&D tax credit bill enacted in December 2015.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Church Volunteer
  • School and Extracurricular Activities Volunteer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer