About Tax Advantage, LLC

Taking a Closer Look Since 1985

Meet the Tax Advantage Team

Kim West Padgitt, EA

Kim West Padgitt, EA

Kim West Padgitt is the President and Managing Principal of The Tax Advantage, LLC. Kim started the firm out of a desire to help those under-served by typical accounting and tax firms. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan with a degree in Business Management and Accounting, sat for and passed the Enrolled Agent exam in 1991, and has been an Enrolled Agent for 25 years. She has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and information in the areas of taxation and managerial accounting. Kim grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs and has been one all of her life. Kim understands the challenges of running a small business. Small business owners work hard and never have enough time to do everything they need to get done. Her goal is to continue to help the startup as well as the established business.


Julie Pesek

Julie joined The Tax Advantage, LLC in 2019 as Executive Vice President and Principal. She brings a diverse background from different industries and roles, including public accounting, which serves as an asset to our client portfolio.

Julie‘s true passion is helping emerging entrepreneurs and startup companies; who need guidance in their next steps to achieve their calling in life.

Julie has a Bachelor of Science in Retail Management and a minor in Sociology from Purdue University. She has received a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Julie also owns and manages a film production and screenwriting company in her spare time.

Stephanie Nielsen​

Stephanie Nielsen

Stephanie was promoted to Senior Vice President in July of 2020. She has been with The Tax Advantage since 2010.  During that time, she has acquired an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, and received her certification in payroll and bookkeeping. She is also one of The Tax Advantage’s QuickBooks Pros.  Stephanie enjoys working one on one with her clients; helping them with their accounting, payroll, and tax needs. 

Stephanie and her husband own and operate a farm; so she has first hand understanding of the obstacles that face small businesses and entrepreneurs.   
Stephanie is currently pursuing her Enrolled Agent License
Shelley Bogue

Shelley Bogue

Shelley joined The Tax Advantage LLC in 2018 and serves as Office and Accounts Manager.  With over 20 years working as an accounting clerk and over 10 years of office management experience. Shelley is an asset to the firm’s customer service and operative efficiency, on a day to day basis.

Sharon Bateman

Sharon Bateman

Sharon joined the Tax Advantage LLC in 2021 as a Bookkeeper and provides accounting support for the firm. Her experience working in cloud accounting has served as an asset to her clients.

Sharon has several years of experience providing administrative and bookkeeping support to accounting, tax, and law firms.

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450 E 96th Street Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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