Finding a great professional to manage your taxes and other aspects of your business financial affairs can sometimes be challenging. With the IRS increasing its audit activity, these five tax professionals are doing everything to ensure their clients are subject to any undue scrutiny. 

If you recall, in 2020 most tax professionals were hit with an unprecedented amount of changes with the Internal Revenue Service but these trailblazers continued to rise amongst colleagues.  

In this article, I spotlight five African-American women who are blazing the trail in the tax industry.  As we head into another tax season, they are definitely industry leaders to keep your eye on. 


Meet Carmen Fagin, CEO of Elite Tax and Notary. She is an independent and Trusted Tax professional that holds the credentials of Enrolled Agent, Certified Acceptance Agent, Notary Public/Certified Loan Acceptance Agent and Tax Coach. Carmen’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to her clients have led her company to become one of the most successful tax preparation firms in the area. 

In addition to her work as an entrepreneur, Carmen is also a wife and mother of three. She loves spending free time with her family. Carmen takes great pride in being a role model for her children, and she hopes to instill in them the importance of hard work and determination.

Follow Her on 

Facebook: @EliteTaxNotary | Instagram: @EliteTaxNotary | LinkedIn: @Carmen Fagin


Meet Chassidy Grady.  Chassidy is a Qualified Tax Professional and holds an Enrolled Agent License which means she is a Tax Advisor and is Federally Licensed to represent clients before the IRS.  She can be found in the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory!

Grady Tax Plus LLC was created to provide Business Startup, Tax & Bookkeeping Services to Service-Based Providers such as Counselors/Therapists, Consultants, Coaches & Content Creators, to reduce your stress by filing your taxes timely and accurately so you can focus on what you do best…TRANSFORMING Lives! 

Working with us will help you feel confident in knowing you have an advocate to maximize your tax savings and minimize your tax liability. Your time and energy should be focused on making an impact on others lives instead of stressing about your business finances.

Follow Her On Social Media – @gradytaxplus


Darneisha Petit-Beau, founder of Legacy Solutions, an Accounting and Tax Resolution Firm, is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. Florida native, wife, and mother; Darneisha is skilled in helping business owners establish legacy and thrive in their business with accounting and tax strategies.

With over 10 years of experience in accounting, she has worked to help small business owners start businesses, bring their ideas to life and manage their financial health for success. As an author, speaker and podcast host, Darneisha finds purpose in educating individuals and families about financial literacy and establishing a legacy to build their life of their dreams. 

Darneisha has worked with her clients to transform their mindset towards themselves and their business which has led to increased revenue, productivity, and client satisfaction. She has a passion to empower individuals to excel and pursue their passion of entrepreneurship to establish legacy for generations to come.


Meet Kisha West.  Kisha is the founder of Virtuous Tax & Financial Services.  She is a tax strategist that holds the credentials of Enrolled Agent.  She’s on a mission to help home based business owners get their finances in order & become proactive in their tax planning.  

Virtuous Tax Financial Services educates and equips Home Based Business Owners, Start Up Businesses, & Independent Contractors with tailored tax strategies, so they may achieve sustainable success in their business.

Follow Her On Social Media – @kishawest_ 


Excellence, Integrity, Accuracy, and Information

Royalty Tax Services LLC was founded in 2019 by Aneiia Steele. As a Milwaukee Native she’s seen the effects of how her community is affected by a lack of financial literacy.   Aneiia’s passion for educating the community on tax law is what sets Royalty Tax Services LLC apart from any other accounting agency.  Her bachelor’s degree which was received from Concordia University is in Criminal Justice and Accounting.  Aneiia is a member and the Wisconsin Ambassador to the Association of Black Tax Professionals, a member of the IRS Annual Filing Season Program, and an Authorized E-file provider.  With 19 years of accounting experience in corporate America her attention to detail and diligent research provides results to clients unlike any other agency.  Royalty Tax Services LLC partners with other tax professionals to provide an opportunity for them to start their own tax business and create passive income.  Aneiia believes in providing 5-star service and creating a personal experience to completely satisfy clients.  With 5-star ratings in several different states, her passion to deliver 5-star results, educate clients, and teach others her methods to be replicated is why she is the best in her field.  Aneiia is passionate about giving back to her community; whether it is providing information, making donations, or speaking to at-risk youth she is determined to level the playing field for everyone.

Royalty Tax Services LLC provides trusted tax preparation and financial services that meet a wide range of business and personal needs to our clients nationwide. We are here to handle all of your business demands so you can focus on your core priorities — in business and life.  Our team of qualified tax professionals are able to assist in maximizing your income tax refund and lowering your income tax liability.  We are a full-service accounting agency and offer personal and business tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, business set up and dissolution, notary, and so much more.  It is our mission to provide all clients with stellar service, professionalism, reliability, accuracy and convenience.  We can either service our clients remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or in person.  Our clients love the flexibility we provide and the convenient options we have for providing their documents securely.  Either online, or in person, we “Give Your Wallet The Royal Treatment.”

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