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Joel Peterson
Senior Tax Manager

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Joel joined Downey, Smith & Fier in 2005.  Joel has invested over 10 years into the study of various income tax credit programs offered by both the federal government and the state of California.  His main focus has been with hiring credit programs such as the California Enterprise Zone program and the federal Empowerment Zone program.  He also specializes in credits for increased research activities, Domestic Production Activities Deductions.

Prior to working with Downey, Smith & Fier, Joel was previously a tax manager with another midsize tax consulting firm and has also work in general accounting in a large-sized corporate environment.  

Joel received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Vanguard University in 2002.