Tyler illuminates important tax savings for his clients with his expertise in changing tax law and knowledge of the R&D tax credit.

Tyler Petzel is a dedicated tax advisor with a deep-rooted passion for his work. Inspired by his upbringing on the family farm, his hard-working parents instilled in him a strong work ethic that has shaped his career. Specializing in the manufacturing and agribusiness industries, Tyler’s professional focus reflects the lasting impact of his family’s influence on his life and career.

A seasoned tax specialist, Tyler is adept in conducting reviews and compilations for private companies and providing valuable advice in tax and compliance sectors. His leadership is exhibited as the head of the R&D tax credit group and the TaxWatch group at Abdo, where he keeps the firm and clients updated on changing tax laws.

Over time, Tyler has proven himself as a proficient tax advisor, delivering excellent results for businesses and individuals.

Favorite quote

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky”

– Michael Scott

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter, and son going to parks, the zoo, museums, playing games, or (hanging) around the house. If I’m not doing that, I’m with friends, colleagues, or clients on the golf course.

What would you be doing if you weren’t an accountant?

If money wasn’t an issue, I would try to make it on the PGA Tour. If my family and lifestyle depended on my earnings, I would probably return to the family farm.


Our annual family picture at a local park

Industry Specialties

  • Manufacturing, Distribution, and Agriculture

Service Specialties

  • Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Research & Development Tax Credits


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Corporate Finance, Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Minor in Financial Planning and Business Administration
  • Continuing professional education

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants