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. I want them to be successful, and I'm driven by the desire to help these companies obtain valuable tax incentives that can be reinvested into their companies.


Joe provides tax consulting services to industries including manufacturing, technology, construction, life sciences and government contractors. He helps clients benefit from research and development tax incentives, including federal and state credits and cost segregation studies, and he regularly works with the IRS and state taxing authorities to support research and development tax incentives claims. Joe has written numerous articles on research and development tax incentives issues and frequently presents at conferences and seminars.

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, often making their treks into overnight camping trips. In the winter, they bring along sleds for some snow fun.



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


  • Certified Public Accountant


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


Client Work

  • Since joining Eide Bailly in 2015, have helped clients claim more than $20 million of research and development (R&D) tax credits.
  • 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.
  • Several of these recommendations became part of a strengthened R&D tax credit bill enacted in December 2015.


Community Involvement

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