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TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

As a TaxAssist Accountant you can run a thriving accountancy and advisory business, enjoy a growing income from your efforts, and build a valuable asset to sell.

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At a Glance

Established: 1995

UK Presence: Over 400 accountancy practices in the UK, with 250 areas covered. Over 100 territories still available.

Average start up cost: £100,000

Min personal contribution: £40,000

International Presence We operate in the Republic of Ireland, and hold master franchise & licencing arrangements in Canada, USA and Australia.

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

Franchise Membership: bfa Established

Franchise Info

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A rewarding scalable business model for the financially astute
Run your own accounting and advisory firm

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Now more than ever, you might be thinking about how to make your time and income work harder for your future, so that you’re in control.

As a TaxAssist Accountant, you can run a thriving accountancy and advisory practice, enjoy a growing income from your efforts, and build a valuable asset to sell when the time is right.

You will be able to deliver a suite of accounting, tax, financial and advisory services to local business owners, contractors, freelancers, and their families from your welcoming high street premises.

Successful franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and experiences

Franchisees have worked both in accounting practices and as accountants in industry, plus those who have joined us from banking, financial services, corporate and consulting backgrounds have been particularly successful too.

Having a financial background is essential – the focus is on advising and supporting clients while the tech and your team do the number crunching.

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The Market

With the loss of the traditional bank manager and other advisory organisations, there is a gap that TaxAssist Accountants are filling, as people seek a local trusted advisor for their business and personal financial affairs.

Demand is constant, with evolving tech automating many of the basic services. Franchisees and their teams harness this to deliver a suite of accounting, tax, bookkeeping and payroll services, alongside advisory work with a relationship-led approach.

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Added to these core services, you’ll have multiple additional service lines (TaxAssist Financial Services, Tax Consulting by TaxAssist, Payroll Services by TaxAssist) that you can introduce to clients and then refer to our dedicated teams through the TaxAssist Group to undertake the service delivery – helping you create multiple revenue streams for your business.

Our technical team consists of qualified tax and accounting experts who operate a helpdesk, as well as delivering regulatory updates for you and your team. The franchisor provides specialist franchise development support for you as the practice owner. You’ll always be able to access the advice you need, whenever you need it.

Your Role - and Our Role

The goal is for you to work on the business rather than in it. That way, you’re growing an asset as well as your income.

You’ll spend your time growing your accounting practice attracting new clients and leading your team of loyal staff. We’ll guide you every step of the way to maximise both your income and asset value, all you need to do is follow the proven model – just like hundreds of people have before you.

The TaxAssist Franchise Model

Think of us as your back-office support team, with years of experience helping people start and grow their accounting firm.

TaxAssist Accountants benefit from our:

  • Market leading branding with an expanding service range
  • Lead generation service and digital visibility, including local & national websites and marketing campaigns
  • Refined technology, systems and processes for every element of your business
  • Guidance setting out your business plan, a proven route to building a saleable asset
  • Keeping you and your business right at the leading edge of changing trends and regulations
  • Multi-award-winning 5* franchisee support year-after-year – independent industry survey

5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award 2013-2021

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Routes to owning a TaxAssist Franchise

There are three typical routes to running your own TaxAssist practice:

3 Routes to running your own TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

Next Steps

Do you have:

  • Drive and determination
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Discipline to follow a proven, successful model
  • Desire to provide clients with a first-class service
  • At least £40K to invest to start your new business

The TaxAssist franchise is for the financially astute, people who enjoy the reward of delivering ongoing value to their clients, forging deep mutually profitable relationships. Our next steps include:

The next Steps to running your own TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

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TaxAssist Accountants Franchise Resales

Success Stories

Success Story
“Being part of a franchise network is the best of both worlds"

Hannah Campbell joined TaxAssist Accountants in 2014 when she was 24. Here she shares her inspiring journey working her way up from Assistant Practice Manager to Franchisee, operating in Dalkeith, Leith, Fairmilehead and Musselburgh in Scotland, all before the age of 30.

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"The guidance and help through the pandemic has been priceless."

For Kully Sahota, working for himself had always been his dream, and franchising offered the safety net he was looking for to reduce the risk of business failure.

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"I watched the company grow from strength to strength"

Russell Chapman had extensive accounting experience with several large high street banks and accountants before deciding the time was right to establish his own TaxAssist practice.

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Franchisee comes out of retirement after impressive discovery day

Paul Simpson was so impressed when he attended a Discovery Day that he decided to come out of retirement and set himself one further challenge before retiring fully. Paul had a successful career in financial services as a banker, IFA and Estate Planner spanning over 35 years, before selling his business in 2019.

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Franchisee Interview: "Taking on this franchise has just worked for me"

Cheryl Hopkins FCCA joined TaxAssist Accountants in July 2009, after the birth of her first child made her realise she needed to escape the corporate rat race and work for herself.  After ten years, she has built up her practice to over 350 clients from her shop in Nuneaton and office in Tamworth, has a team of four staff and has given birth to her second child. She shares her inspiring story here, about the new independent life taking on a franchise with TaxAssist Accountants has given her.

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Interview: The Benefits of a Trusted Brand When Starting Your Accounting Practice

James Mattam provides his insights and thoughts about TaxAssist Accountants, franchising and the accountancy industry. Learn about how you can take advantage of TaxAssist Accountants Brand-Power when starting your own franchise!

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TaxAssist Nottingham welcomes new owner

Tej Gawera has purchased the practice at 680 Mansfield Road, Sherwood in Nottingham from Steve McKenna.

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New Tax Manager joins the TaxAssist Support Centre

Nikki Shepherd ACCA has further strengthened the Tax Consulting team.

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TaxAssist Accountants Haywards Heath celebrates 1st anniversary in style

Alex Mathew held a party at his shop at 113 South Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4LR.

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TaxAssist Accountants Basingstoke welcomes new owner

Chitrng Shah has purchased the practice at 44b Hackford Road in Basingstoke from Steve Rayner.

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TaxAssist Accountants Ashford welcomes new owner

Jonathan Cook has purchased the practice at Pluto House, Station Road, Ashford from Anthony Royle.

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TaxAssist Accountants launches four-week initial training course

If you’re looking to run your own practice, buy an existing practice or scale up your existing practice you can now join the TaxAssist Accountants network in four weeks and benefit from new lower franchise fees.

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In 2024, The TaxAssist Group unveiled a new look series of brands to highlight that it can advise and support clients with much more than accountancy and tax services. The company’s evolved branding maintains the personal, friendly and professional feel that TaxAssist is renowned for and incorporates the strapline ‘We can do more for you’, to reflect the extensive services clients can expect, all under one roof. As well as a refreshed logo and strapline, a vibrant colour palette has been introduced to highlight the complementary brands. This can be seen across our digital presence and will be applied to shops and offices across the UK and Ireland over the next few years.

Refreshing the TaxAssist brand is a key development in the evolution of our franchise model and we are confident that the innovative and impactful design sets the network up for the future. The new branding is expected to increase client attraction and retention and be even more appealing to potential TaxAssist Accountants looking to grow or buy a modern, professional accountancy practice with a clearly defined suite of services.

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