Fortitude Tax & Accounting, Your Trusted Guides Helping To Make Business & Taxes…less taxing

Fortitude Tax & Accounting is the trusted and experienced partner you’ve been seeking to help make the compliance parts of your business feel less overwhelming. (Seriously, SO. Many. Things.)

We know you are smart, educated, hard working and have a vision for your practice or business, but no one warned you about ALL THE THINGS you need to know! Keeping your business compliant, paying taxes and even how to pay yourself is enough to make just about every business owner wonder what they were thinking. Plus, getting your next round of education from the school of hard knocks is often expensive as well as time consuming. We’re here to help guide you down the most efficient and effective path tailored for you and your business!

Melissa Calwell, our founder is both a CPA & IRS Enrolled Agent. Starting with back office work in her family’s business early on, she has over 3 decades of experience in Tax, Business Operations, Accounting & Human Resources. So, all the things that make being a business owner harder than expected! Her career trajectory that began when working in her family’s business gives her a unique perspective of the dedication, passion and FORTITUDE it takes to build and run a successful business.

Melissa’s vision is now dedicated to helping you with the areas of business that many business owners struggle with. We know that your entrepreneurial spirit was not thinking “Gee, I can’t wait to become an expert in tax and accounting.”, yet here it is. Turns out it’s pretty important to building & running a successful business!

We can help save you time, which is money, by guiding you on everything from business structure, tax planning, how to pay yourself and what to do when you’re ready to hire your first employee. All of the things you find yourself seeking information and advice on, but when you get it from other business owners or family, it’s from their perspective and experience, which may or may not be the right solution for you. We focus on the best solutions for YOU and YOUR business.

Take your free time back, ditch the overwhelm and feel confident that you’ve got this, with your new partners at Fortitude Tax & Accounting!


They listen to and hear my needs. They are quick to respond, well priced and great value provided. Professional. I highly recommend them for business and personal tax preparation & solutions.

Tina Heaney

Amazing customer service, fair pricing, and above all exceptional professionalism. I highly recommend Melissa and her team to be thorough, trustworthy, and extremely competent. A+++

Susan H.

We had been using another company for the last few years to do our business taxes. We met Melissa doing a business transaction with her and her husband. Found out she did accounting so we returned the business and couldn't be happier. She did amazing work and was a great value.

Brian G.

Melissa dives right in and fully embraces the get-it-done attitude. I've always been amazed at how many different things she can juggle. Her commitment and drive for results makes her invariably successful in any project she tackles. Even when it's ambiguous how the team will accomplish it, she finds a way and makes it come to life.

Laura R.

Ready to Find Out How We Can Work Together?

Melissa Calwell, CPA,EA,MBA has over 30 years of hands on experience working directly with business owners in both the private sector and through public accounting. Her depth of knowledge and expertise in all areas of back office operations and accounting is the magic of Fortitude Tax & Accounting. Years of experience in the field has allowed her to observe and implement solid systems and processes that work and make the tasks of compliance and accounting in your business feel easy!

Contact us today for an assessment on your business and solutions that are designed just for you!