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When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the tax professional know-how you’re looking for and can help you navigate your options.

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

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Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

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Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

Combating Tipping Culture’s Impact on Sarasota Wallets

Let’s start today with a reminder.If you filed for an extension and haven’t yet submitted your 2022 taxes, the deadline for doing so is coming up quickly. Let’s get things settled before October 16:941-893-1791And beyond that, the moratorium on paying student loans is...

Maurie West’s Financial Stress Management Insights

One common denominator among my Sarasota clients the last few years is an increase in financial stress. Often, it’s related to tax problems they need help resolving, but there are other factors involved, too. As prices rise, so does anxiety around money. And it’s...

1099-K Reporting Requirements: Clearing Up Confusion for Sarasota Taxpayers

The anniversary of 9/11 always reminds me that our lives can be changed dramatically in the span of a day. We could not have imagined on September 10 that such tragedy would strike or that so many people’s lives would be changed. It’s one of the reasons it’s so...

Sarasota Car Shopping in 2023

Enjoy your long weekend soaking up the final vestiges of summer? Last minute visits to your Sarasota pool, outdoor amusements, a little grill-out … maybe buying a new car?Typically Labor Day is one of the biggest car shopping days of the year. As dealers look to clear...

What Rising Mortgage Loan Rates Mean for Sarasota Home Shopping

It’s almost September as I write this. First, I need to remind you that the filing deadline for tax extensions is nearing. October 16th will be here before you know it:941-893-1791 If you’ve comfortably waited around at home thinking you have plenty of time to...

How an Identity Protection Pin Can Save Sarasota Taxpayers

Here we are, nearing the end of August, looking September and fall in the face. And that calls for a couple tax-related reminders.1. If you’re a teacher... you’re a true Sarasota hero, which is why I want to make sure you remember that you can claim up to $300 for any...

The Good & Bad of Unfiled Tax Returns for Sarasota Taxpayers

You may have seen the recent headlines announcing that Americans left almost 1.5 billion dollars in unclaimed tax refunds in 2019 because of unfiled tax returns.That’s a lot of money that will become the property of the U.S. Department of the Treasury when it could...

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Kickbacks for Sarasota Homeowners

I want to start today by sending my thoughts to those suffering and grieving in Maui. You’ve likely heard about the wildfires raging there (the deadliest in more than a hundred years, actually, with search efforts only just beginning). If you’re at all interested in...

Watch Out for Tip Creep in Your Sarasota Business

I’m sure you’ve noticed the rising pressure to tip in recent years. You go to pay for your drip coffee, the barista flips over the kiosk, and you’re confronted with the request to tip.And also wondering… Am I obligated to tip you to pour a cup of drip?Of course, no...

Check Payment Alternatives to Consider Now, Sarasota Friend

Remember when music went digital? No more massive stacks of CDs or worries over scratched discs. You could exchange all of that for your first-generation iPod that fit in your pocket.But if you’re old enough to remember that, you also remember a less-than-legal shared...

How You're Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: The State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers (like you) are missing out on legal and safe deductions to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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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!