Jeffrey L. Hoopes
Assistant Professor of Accounting & MIS
Areas of Expertise
Fundamentals of the federal income tax, and how it influences taxpayer decisions. Emphasis is on the individuals and businesses organized as proprietorships, but rules generally applicable to all taxpayers are covered.
Provides a framework for understanding how taxes influence business decision making, from how they affect financing, compensation, and payout policies, to what type of entity a new start-up should chose and how taxes affect investment decisions. Emphasis is placed on understanding broad tax planning concepts rather than on understanding intricate details of tax law.
Professor Hoopes joined the Fisher College of Business Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems in 2013. He completed his doctoral work in Business Administration (Accounting) at the University of Michigan. He holds a M.Acc. degree with a tax emphasis from Brigham Young University, where he also earned his B.S. degree in accounting. Professor Hoopes is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Colorado.
Professor Hoopes teaches introductory tax accounting at Fisher to undergraduate students. He has also taught introductory financial accounting at Utah Valley University. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate taxation and financial accounting. He is especially interested in how firms respond to changes in tax policy, and how taxpayers learn about changes in tax policy.