Rhonda Chancey, CPA, Senior Manager, State Tax Recovery & Risk Management

Rhonda Chancey, CPA Senior Manager, State Tax Recovery & Risk Management

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Phone: 423-755-0702




Rhonda E. Chancey is a Senior Manager with the LBMC State and Local Tax practice.

Rhonda is the East Tennessee state and local tax specialist.

She assists with state and local tax projects in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Brentwood offices of LBMC.  Her emphasis is on sales and use tax.

Ms. Chancey has vast experience in state tax consulting including due diligence reviews, issues research, nexus studies, voluntary disclosure agreements, refund reviews and other state tax consulting projects in the following areas:

  • Multistate sales tax
  • Multistate corporate income and franchise tax
  • Property tax
  • Business license matters
  • Unclaimed property


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Rhonda focuses on the field of state and local taxes.  She began her career as a sales tax auditor for the Tennessee Department of Revenue, focusing on manufacturing audits. Ms. Chancey then worked several years as a tax consultant in public accounting. She also worked in Atlanta and New York for several large firms, including Arthur Andersen and BDO Seidman, LLP. She then worked as the Director of Tax at Playcore before returning to public accounting.

She continues her education annually through ongoing continuing professional education programs offered by various professional groups.  Ms. Chancey speaks on sales and use tax issues for such organizations as Lorman Education Services, various industry groups, and the TSCPA.  She also writes articles for the LBMC quarterly SALT newsletter.

Community Involvement

Ms. Chancey is active in and continues to support many professional and civic organizations, including:

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (serving on the State Income Tax Symposium Committee)
  • TSCPA (serving on the State Tax Committee)
  • Leading Edge Alliance SALT SIG

Outside the Office

Rhonda resides in Athens, Tennessee.  Her hobbies include travel, cooking and gardening.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you … never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American abolitionist and author