Melinda Young

Melinda Young

Managing Director


BDO Houston Office



Executive Summary

Melinda Young is a Managing Director of BDO’s Credits and Incentives practice. Melinda has more than 17 years of experience specializing in statutory credits and negotiated incentives. Her practice focuses on identifying opportunities for clients in various industries such as oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, defense contracting, and telecommunications. Melinda represents clients in incentives negotiations with governmental agencies.

Melinda performs site selection and related services for companies investing in the U.S. by analyzing financial incentives and state tax implications. She assists clients in securing incentives and implementing processes for annual compliance reporting. Melinda also provides audit defense on statutory credit refund claims and participates in tax settlement conferences on credit-related issues.

Prior to joining BDO, Melinda was part of Deloitte’s Credits and Incentives practice and also part of Deloitte’s Multistate Income & Franchise Tax practice. She spent many years performing strategic state tax reviews identifying refund opportunities through various return filing positions and alternative apportionment methods.
Melinda is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas State CPAs, and the Houston CPA Society. Melinda is a speaker at the IPT Credits and Incentives Symposium. She is also an instructor for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Houston CPA Society
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Multistate Tax Professionals
National Association of Tax Professionals
Tax Executive Institute
Texas State CPAs


M.P.A. The University of Texas at Austin
B.B.A. The University of Texas at Austin