Experience You Can Count On
Tailored To Your Needs

Fortitude Tax & Accounting is the experienced partner you’ve been seeking you can trust to make tax and finance for you AND your business feel less overwhelming. (Seriously, SO. Many. Things.)

We know you are smart, educated, hard working and have a vision for your growing practice or business.  BUT, Why didn’t anyone warn you about ALL THE THINGS!?  Keeping on top of tracking all the bills, paying taxes and even how to pay yourself is enough to make just about every business owner second guess their sanity.  Even worse if it’s not in order and keeping you up nights.

Getting your master’s degree from the School of Hard Knocks is expensive, stressful and super time consuming. You need an experienced partner in your journey.  A Partner that can help guide you down the most efficient, cost effective and  impactful to your bottom line path. 

This path needs to be paved just for YOU! 

Proactive Services To Get YOU Back To Your Business

Fortitude Tax & Accounting was conceived with the simple goal of helping business owners manage their tax burdens.  This goes beyond timely and accurate annual tax filings. We truly want to WORK WITH YOU.

Taxes will consistently be the biggest expense you’ll incur as a business owner. Paying taxes sucks, but it’s not ALL a bad thing… it means that you are doing well!  (Even when it doesn’t feel that way.)

Proactive Tax Planning & Strategy Sessions are the cornerstone of how we help you manage your taxes and cash flow challenges around this large expenditure.

We don’t just want to chat with you once a year about what happened last year… As your business partner we are part of the conversation in looking forward and helping you make plans.  Proactively!

Services We Offer

  • Proactive Tax Planning & Projections
  • Business Tax Preparation
  • Individual Tax Preparation
  • Bookkeeping Services (Monthly or Quarterly)
  • Payroll Services & Support Services (through Gusto)
  • Set Up & Clean Up of Xero or QuickBooks

Why Work With Us?

We know that you have a lot of options out there when looking for an accountant or tax professional.  We also know that finding the right partner is a lot like finding the right therapist, everyone needs it to be a good fit!

We are a family owned and operated, boutique services, virtual tax and accounting firm.  Founder, Melissa Calwell, CPA, EA has over 30 years of experience in business accounting, operations and tax. When you work with us, her experience and expertise is the foundation of our services.

We integrate the latest technology throughout our firm, but keep it personalized.  When need help with your taxes or business, you won’t get an impersonal AI chatbot.  There will always be a real person behind our communications!



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.

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.

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.

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!