Kevin C. Bell, CPA


(541) 687-1170
Idaho State University Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems
University of Denver Master in Taxation
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
- Aristotle

Kevin was born and raised in Eugene. After receiving his Master of Taxation from the University of Denver, he started his career at a Big Four Firm, and then worked for an international oil and gas company on federal and state tax issues, before joining Kernutt Stokes in 2009. This experience serves him well as he is responsible for setting firm policy and procedures for tax compliance, consulting engagements, and those related to new tax laws and compliance issues.

Kevin, his wife Corrine and their children, Carter, Madeleine, and McKay, make their home in Springfield. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, camping, and water skiing. He also volunteers his time serving on the local board of the Boy Scouts of America.

Professional Designations and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant, Oregon


Community Service

  • Boy Scouts of America Oregon Trail Council, board of directors, executive committee
  • Junior Achievement, board of directors (past)

Awards and Recognition

Idaho State University track and field letterman

Understanding IRAs for Kids

by Kevin Bell |
Kernutt Stokes Partner Kevin Bell shares tips for how and when to set up an IRA for your kids.

Understanding IRAs

by Kevin Bell |
Kernutt Stokes Partner Kevin Bell breaks down what you should know about IRAs.

International Student-Athletes: Name, Image, and Likeness

by Kevin Bell |
When the NCAA granted student-athletes the right to be compensated for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL), many student-athletes rejoiced for their new freedom and the potential of earning extra income. Several high-profile student-athletes signed NIL deals shortly after the NCAA’s announcement, allowing them to monetize their NIL immediately.

Top Five Things Athletes Need to Know to Prepare for 2021 Taxes

by Kernutt Stokes |
As of July 1, 2021, the NCAA granted student-athletes the privilege of profiting from their name, image, and likeness (NIL). This reversal of policy is welcome news and has been celebrated by nearly everyone. As the saying goes: With great freedom comes great responsibility, and this is truer now than ever as these student-athletes can now add “business-athlete” to their title.