Tanya Erbe

Tax Managing Director


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Tanya has more than 19 years of experience in state and local taxation and leads BDO’s Southern California Sales and Use Tax practice. Prior to joining BDO, Tanya worked for the California State Board of Equalization.  As a business tax representative, she was responsible for conducting business tax investigations, ensuring compliance with tax regulations, making sanction recommendations, and other related assignments. She later served as a state tax auditor, responsible for the auditing of business accounts, working with investigative personnel, making recommendations for assessments, preparation of reports, and records maintenance.
After leaving the Board, Tanya worked with the Big Four accounting firms, where she was primarily responsible for coordination of sales and use tax refund studies, making voluntary disclosure agreements with various states, representing clients at regulatory hearings, and client relations. Additionally, Tanya has experience in negotiating various credits and incentives for clients. She has worked extensively with the California Competes Tax Credit and leads the West Coast Credits & Incentives practice for BDO. Tanya’s industry experience includes insurance, aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, manufacturing, and oil and gas.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Board of Accountancy


M.B.T., University of Southern California
B.A., Finance, Loyola Marymount University