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"I always believed that the back-up of the Support Centre would be both reassuring and an invaluable asset that most sole practitioners can never experience. Indeed, this has always been the case but never more so than now. They have been absolutely brilliant and I would be amazed if any other accountancy organisation has got anywhere close to delivering what they have." - Nick Sims, TaxAssist Devizes & Chippenham

International Development

The story so far

International Development

The international expansion of TaxAssist Accountants began in 2009, and since then, we have steadily expanded the TaxAssist international franchise network, utilising knowledge and experience built up over the 26 years that the franchise has been operating in the UK. Our UK story can be read here.



In February 2009, we awarded our first Master Franchise Licence to the Republic of Ireland (ROI). The Master Franchise Rights were awarded to an established accountancy practice (principle being a Certified Public Accountant) that was already successful in its own right, but wanted to grow nationally and saw the value in the TaxAssist Accountants brand, experience and support.

At February 2021, our Master Franchisee in ROI had recruited franchisees covering 18 areas, who look after more than 5,464 clients with a fee bank of €5.4m. TaxAssist Accountants Ireland is operated by Managing Director Alison McGinley. To read more about our Irish operation and single-unit franchise opportunities, click here.



TaxAssist Accountants launched in Australia in 2015 with Terry Murphy and Celeste Godwin as Master Franchisees. For personal reasons, Terry & Celeste relinquished the Master Franchise rights in 2020 and experienced businesswoman Mandy Sigaloff was appointed as Managing Director for Australia to drive up the growth of the network.

Mandy said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role and really excited by the potential of TaxAssist Accountants in Australia. I will be working closely with franchisees and the experienced support teams in both Australia and the UK to ensure the brand reaches its full potential, with plans to expand to more than 200 franchised areas across all states in Australia."

To read more about our Australian operation, and our Master Franchise and single-unit franchise opportunities, click here.



After years of careful research and planning, in 2020, The TaxAssist Direct Group completed the formation of TaxAssist Direct USA Inc., which had been the corporation’s long-term aim, with our successful franchise model offering massive potential. The shareholders are The TaxAssist Direct Group Ltd (85%), Hal and Jamie Gross (7.5%) and Mike and Penny Melling (7.5%). Our news story announcing the launch in May 2020 can be found here.

In December 2020 President, Hal Gross, became the first Area Representative, signing the agreement for New Jersey. 

Now, with a growing pipeline of inquiries, Hal is promoting virtual Discovery Days over Zoom for anyone interested in finding out more about the franchise opportunity.

To read more about our US operation, and our Area Representative and single-unit franchise opportunities, click here.

For regular updates of our international expansion you can also follow our global Twitter account @TAAGlobal

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