Yuan Chou

Yuan Chou

Accounting Methods Co-Technical Practice Leader


BDO Potomac Office



Executive Summary

Yuan is a Tax Principal in the Greater Washington, D.C. office where he focuses on core tax accounting methods such as the timing of income recognition and deductions, depreciation, inventory/UNICAP, and leasing issues. As the co-technical practice leader of the Accounting Methods group within BDO’s National Tax Office, Yuan is one of the firm’s technical resources with respect to interacting with the IRS on accounting method changes and private letter rulings, helping clients to navigate through the tax impact of the ASC 606 revenue recognition standards, advising on the tax treatment of transaction costs relating to mergers and acquisitions and leasing-related arrangements, and filing changes in accounting periods, among other things.

Yuan regularly consults with BDO professionals, their clients, and Alliance Firm members nationwide. He has presented at numerous BDO-sponsored events and webcasts, and written articles for The Tax Adviser, LexisNexis, and other publications.

Prior to joining BDO, Yuan was with a Big Four firm for eight years, where he primarily worked in the Federal Tax Services group of the firm’s Washington National Tax Services office.

Professional Affiliations

District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of New York


LL.M., Taxation, Temple University School of Law
J.D., Temple University School of Law
B.A., Commerce, Finance and Marketing, University of Virginia