About Us

Maurie West

Maurie West is an experienced accounting & tax professional who’s spent years of his life helping people sleep easier when it comes to their accounting, tax, and payroll needs. Whether it is saving you tax dollars, making those pesky IRS notices go away, not only will he do it well, but he’ll probably even like it!

In addition to earning an MBA with accounting focus, Mr. West is a licensed CPA, and an enrolled agent.

When he is not providing his clients peace of mind, you can find him trying to win father of the year award, eating, or training for whatever the next adventure life presents to him.


My name is Joanna Sell. I am an office manager with over 10 years of experience working in office administration and customer relations. I am originally from Michigan and moved to Florida in 2006. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking/playing with my dogs, cooking, traveling, and enjoying the beautiful State of Florida that I get to call home.

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About WesTax, Inc

At WesTax, Inc, we are dedicated to helping people just like you make the right plan for your tax situation. We use our tax expertise to develop tailored strategies that help individuals and businesses minimize their tax liabilities, while also offering practical solutions for a variety of tax challenges.

Our team works closely with clients to ensure they benefit from our in-depth knowledge and personalized approach (aka working with a smaller firm but getting big firm benefits). When you put your trust in us, we work diligently to not only reduce your tax burden but also empower you to make informed decisions for your financial future.

When you choose WesTax, Inc, you can expect a collaborative relationship that is centered on understanding your unique circumstances, addressing your tax concerns, and providing you comprehensive tax planning and problem-solving services. Join us on the path to financial success and experience the difference that strategic tax management can make.



“Closers” have run their numbers, and they know that certain IRS problems can net them big fees. Sure, they’ll quote you a smaller fee during the so-called “financial analysis” in the beginning stages of the process – but they also know that there are lots of different ways that they can tack on additional fees during the process so that, no matter what, they’ll get paid.

My team and I would like to invite you into a different kind of process.

Mind you – we are BULLDOGS when it comes to negotiating on behalf of our clients in front of the IRS. We have plenty of stories to prove it.

We want to fight for you – and you will never have to speak with the IRS yourself.

Click on the button below to take your first step. Feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in Sarasota.”

PS — If you are discussing your tax situation over the telephone with other firms, be sure to ask them one important question:

“Are you a licensed tax professional that is legally eligible to offer me tax advice, or are you a salesman?”

This is by far the single most important question you should ask anybody trying to offer you tax advice. If they are a salesperson, I highly encourage you to run quickly in the opposite direction.

PPS – Already ready to come in?

I don’t blame you…many folks are fed up with the other options out there. Our schedule is very full…but if you call us at (941) 893-1791 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away! We will NOT make dealing with a tax professional as painful as it’s been in the past!

Talk again soon,

Maurie West, CPA, EA

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Customer Stories

Candice Schrock

Maurie has taken care of my taxes for the last few years and he's so easy to work with. I feel confident that my taxes are getting done quickly and with a high degree of accuracy. I highly recommend this business!

Kate Noel

I have been petrified of dealing with IRS for way too long. I chose to work with Maurie at WesTax based on his Google reviews, and I was so impressed. Maurie is kind, understanding, and supportive. He is tackling my issues head-on and working diligently to straighten things out. I felt like a gigantic weight lifted off my shoulders since my first meeting with Maurie. He is extremely industrious and has a high level of expertise. I would recommend Wes Tax to anyone looking to have a competent and trustworthy CPA on your side.

Malinda Olupitan

I am a Local Bookkeeper and recommend my clients to Maurie @ WesTax because he takes the time to care. I am excited for a long standing Business partnership with him.

Carolyn Devick

Maurie at West is great to work with....efficient and fast!!!

Saddle Creek Secty

Maurie West is extremely knowledgeable, professional and timely in providing tax advice and tax preparation. He responds promptly in a clear manner. AND, his fees are very reasonable.

Haley Cockrill

Maurie is super friendly and easy to work with. He is very quick and efficient when it’s time to file our taxes. Look forward to next year.

Melinda Russell Prater

Maurie was very professional and easy to work with. He also has a good communication style and updated us throughout the process. Highly recommend!