starts with TRUST AND EXPERTISE
Founded in 2008, Taxley is a unique tax resolution firm in that we provide tax defense services and powerful protection plans focused on keeping you informed and protected, long-term.
Leading with integrity, building trust and prioritizing our clients’ best interest has always set us apart.
With our origins rooted in representing taxpayers overwhelmed with years of unfiled returns, mounting tax debt and crippling tax liens and levies, Taxley has come to be known as the most trusted name in tax resolution.
Our goal is to protect you from the IRS, state tax authorities, scammers and even your own misconceptions and fear.
Our optimism is unstoppable, our integrity is uncompromising and our success has come, in large part, from prioritizing the needs of our clients and members. We believe in keeping the lines of communication open and honest, and providing personalized solutions that go above and beyond the status quo.
meet the founder
Anisha Bailey, EA, MSEL
A Cincinnati, OH native, the Founder and CEO of Taxley, Anisha Bailey, EA, is focused on ensuring the Taxley brand continues to live up to its reputation as “The Most Trusted Name in Tax Resolution.”
Mrs. Bailey works in the day-to-day of representing clients and ensuring successful resolutions. She also focuses on building strategic relationships to ensure clients and members have access to elite professionals who lead with integrity and expertise, so you can always enjoy an exceptional experience.
As a 27-year old, single mother of two, in 2008, Mrs. Bailey transitioned from her career with Deloitte to launch and grow Taxley, which has become the first African-American, woman-owned and nationally recognized tax resolution firm led by an Enrolled Agent.
A federally licensed Enrolled Agent with a Master’s in Executive Leadership, Mrs. Bailey leads Taxley with a focus on taxpayer advocacy and empowerment.
Coming Soon: Mrs. Bailey is currently working to launch her much anticipated podcast, Tea with Taxley, which will focus on sharing candid discussions and guidance around business, finance and tax.
chief operations officer
As the COO of Taxley, Russ Bailey brings over 30-years of experience in government service with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) to Taxley’s leadership team.
With Taxley, Mr. Bailey focuses extensively on the client and member experience as they navigating the benefits of working with our firm. He is also instrumental in building strategic relationships and managing 3rd party vendors to ensure internal and external operations are running smoothly.
As a strong proponent for community engagement, Mr. Bailey leads our various efforts to ensure the empowerment of our clients, members and the communities in which they reside.
Highly praised for his work with the Airforce, during his time with NASIC, a division overseen by the department of defense (DoD), Russ led a team focused on helping NASIC facilitate its largest acquisition contract of $960 million, impacting their ability to conduct critical intelligence missions through 2022.
Diplomatic in his leadership style, Russ is known for being reliable and having excellent communication and problem solving skills.
A husband and father of five, who grew up in an Air Force family, Russ has adopted Cincinnati, OH as his hometown. A gelato chef and a lover of sports, he enjoys football, basketball and soccer, with his favorite teams consisting of the Cincinnati Bengals, UC Bearcats and FC Cincinnati.
Anesia Smith, EA
Tax Resolution + compliance
A federally licensed Enrolled Agent, Anesia Smith is the Director of Tax Resolution and Compliance, working in the day-to-day of tax resolution and client representation.
She is instrumental in providing our team with the latest updates in tax law and procedural changes; and she manages our 3rd-party vendor relationships ensuring our clients’ compliance needs are met without delay.
Analytical, compassionate and dedicated to taxpayer advocacy, Anesia brings her experience as a nationally recognized University of Maryland point guard and more than 14-years of experience working in the national security arena with the FBI. After which, she transitioned to a career in tax law, a long-time goal of hers.
Anesia, affectionately known as “Smitty” amongst us at Taxley, earned a Master’s degree from John Hopkins University, and is a proud and unwavering advocate of the LGBTQ+ community.
A married mother of two, based in Maryland, she spends her free time exercising, shooting pool, and enjoying the company of her large and loving Jamaican and Trinidadian family.
Logistics + CLIENT services
Rose Thompson brings extensive experience in client management and business logistics from her more than 20-year career with Shell Oil and Gas.
As Taxley’s Director of Logistics and Client Services, Rose ensures our processes are strategically efficient so our team is organized and our clients enjoy an exceptional experience.
Rose originally came to Taxley in need of tax resolution help, so she completely understands the overwhelm and dismay associated with facing tax problems. She also understands the frustration and disappointment associated with the challenge of finding trustworthy tax help.
Understanding Taxley’s role in taxpayer advocacy, first as a client, then as a team member, allows her to authentically relate to taxpayers as they engage with Taxley.
Rose, an Omaha, NE native, who is now based out of Houston, TX, has earned a degree in journalism and loves the arts, specifically poetry and music. As a published author, she enjoys spending time with her large family and immersing herself in creative spaces.