A highly experienced team fully dedicated to your financial well-being

East Lake Insurance & Tax is a family-owned and operated company headed by Besne Ceylan and her husband, Baskal Korkis, and supported by a full team of experienced, dedicated insurance and tax professionals. Founded in 2017, our company is large enough to offer a full range of professional services, but small enough to give you the individual attention you deserve.

With our in-depth knowledge of taxes and insurance, we bring value to every client we serve – families and individuals, small business owners, and landlords of rental properties. Our goal is to get to know you, understand your needs and goals, and develop and implement tax and insurance strategies that fit your life.


While having a single source for everything certainly is convenient, there’s an even greater advantage. For example, if you are looking to buy a home or a rental property, we set up your taxes properly to give you a better chance of not only being approved for a mortgage, but also for a more favorable rate.

Serving clients nationwide and throughout Tampa Bay, including:

  • East Lake
  • Tarpon Springs
  • Palm Harbor
  • Holiday
  • Trinity
  • Dunedin
  • Pinellas
  • Westchase
  • Keystone

Every home needs a strong foundation.So does every homeowner.

Baskal’s goal is to help people build a strong financial foundation. He helps them consolidate their debt or lower their monthly mortgage payment so they can save overall. Some people right now are taking advantage of purchasing homes because it’s a good time to buy homes, and they have their own place so they’re not renting anymore.

Baskal and his wife, Besne, and their daughter, Lusi, live in East Lake, which includes the communities of Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor. “It’s a community that is upscale, yet homey, filled with a lot of really great people,” says Baskal. “I enjoy my volunteer work with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and teaching Bible study, as well as supporting the East Lake Little League, East Lake High School, veterans’ organizations and classic car shows.

“I want to make sure that everyone is actually saving money, building up their savings, and growing financially. So when it’s time for them go through major life events such as marriage, childbirth, retirement, that they have enough money and they’re not struggling. There are enough struggles in life, finances doesn’t need to be one of them,”

professional and quality service with a personal touch

I love how they provide professional and quality service with a personal touch. They gave me plenty of options to choose from and recommended what would be best for me and my family.