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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 25 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 September 2020, our Master Franchisee in ROI had recruited franchisees covering 19 areas, who look after more than 5,870 clients with a fee bank of €5.8m. TaxAssist Accountants Ireland is operated by Managing Director Alison McGinley. To read more about our Irish operation and single-unit franchise opportunities, click here.



In 2015, business partners Terry Murphy and Celeste Godwin, acquired the Master Franchise licence for Queensland and extended this to New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. Terry and Celeste currently have their own company-owned TaxAssist Accountants practices across both Queensland and New South Wales and they have grown the network to 9 franchised areas. 

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.

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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