Awards & Reviews

Over the years TaxAssist Accountants have won a wide range of awards. And the Chiswick office received a finalist award in 2014 in the "fastest growing franchisee" category.

Glowing Google Reviews

Robin Truchy
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TaxAssist advised me in getting a Tax Refund from HMRC, following a payment from one of my Pension funds. They have been successful at this mission and have acted in a manner which was both efficient and friendly. They have acted with a lot of tenacity with HMRC and have adapted to various unexpected circumstances. Thank you!

David Henderson Stewart
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Alex has been doing our payroll (40 staff) for many years. Faultless service, always very quick, and a pleasure to work with him.

Jonathan Courtois
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I had a very good experience with this TaxAssist office. Frank and Michael have a very good understanding of both the French and UK tax systems, which is what is needed for any French person living in London. Michael, who took care of my case, was dedicated, reactive, available, and had good attention to detail. I highly recommend them.

Fiona Skinner
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I have known Franck and his team for years - he’s a super clever man, nice to deal with, so well read on all the latest insight and legal issues. They have looked after my accounts for a long time and always been honest, reliable and hard working. Couldn’t do without them and they have eternal patience with my non-stop questions. Highly recommended!

Olivier de Beauminy
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Very very pro, reactive, human, professional, serious, smart - They save a lot of time and the minimise your potential headache - the team is loyal also - 300000% positivity with Franck and Alexis.

Richard Gallet
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Kamal has been helping me with my Tax Return for the past two years and it has been such a relief. He is very proactive, professional and due diligent. He also has extensive knowledge of French tax which was a must-have for me. I highly recommend him.

Arnaud Mallet
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Great company, staff is very proficient and quick to help, especially Franck, Kamal and Alexis with whom I worked directly. I highly recommend TaxAssist.

Jacqueline Davis
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I highly recommend Franck as an accountant and financial advisor. I recently launched my company Igniting Minds and Franck's advice has been invaluable to help me on the path of growth. Franck is always friendly and generous with his knowledge and expertise. Franck's advice saved me time and money by simplifying financial procedures and helped me develop an achievable strategy for growth.

Pablo Alcantarilla
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I went to TaxAssist because I needed some tax advice. The service was quite professional, and Michael and Maxime explained to me in detail all the steps. I would definitely recommend TaxAssist Chiswick to any friend or colleague!

Jean-Baptiste Noel
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Great Team ! Really enjoy working with Alexis that looks after our accounts.

Oliver Bonkat
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I have been using tax assist accountants for over 10 years now and have never had cause for complaint. All my needs are taken care of from VAT returns, HMRC returns, companies house returns and of course my own personal tax returns. I never have cause to chase them up they are diligent and timely and any queries I have are addressed in full. Very happy with the service received and will continue to use these guys for the foreseeable future. All the best and keep up the good work.

Cyr Paillard
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Great experience with Tax Assist Chiswick, very diligent and responsive team all around. I would highly recommend their service.

Annette Dale-Perera
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I have consistently excellent service my business and personal tax returns from TaxAssist Chiswick. My accountant Maxime is great to work with - fast efficient and very helpful when I get confused! Thoroughly recommend!

Fabrice Bernhard
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Franck and Alexis are very helpful and efficient. Really happy to work with them.

And in the Press...

How Revolut Business helped TaxAssist Accountants get their EEA clients up and running in no time - Article published on the Revolut Business Blog - August 2020

At TaxAssist Accountants, we strive to provide a full service solution to our business clients, not being able to help them open a bank account when they incorporate was a real issue for us. Thanks to Revolut Business we are now able to provide a complete solution to those clients. We are also looking forward to more new features that are coming soon – such as merchant accounts and dedicated support that will make the offering even better.

Record decline in sterling but business as usual for SMEs - Article published in the Chiswick Herald - December 2016

According to Sidon, of more concern to SMEs than sterling’s decline are the perennial problems of regulation and low productivity, and US president-elect Donald Trump’s corporate tax plans. Sidon believes Trump is manoeuvring to drastically lower US corporation tax and that is likely to be a wake-up call for European companies to become more competitive. If Trump’s tax plans are implemented, US companies hoarding their cash in Europe will be tempted to send it home. That will drain the European capital markets of cash and that could stifle European business expansion.

Read it all Best Foot Forward - Article published in IFA Mangazine - December 2015

Starting a business can be fraught with problems. Franck Sidon suggests ten steps to start a business off on the right foot.

Read the rest Case Study at www.taxassistfranchise.co.uk - August 2105

Franck Sidon in the Chiswick Herald - March 2014

Small businesses across Chiswick have received a much-needed Budget boost from the Chancellor, according to a local tax and accountancy specialist, but much more was needed.

Our pre-Budget survey revealed that 67% of small businesses felt that the Government isn't doing enough to help them, said Franck Sidon who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Chiswick.

They cited the cost of employing people, fuel prices and rate of VAT as their top 3 issues and 58% said the challenging economy remained the major obstacle, with only 34% believing we're on the road to recovery.

It's unlikely that this Budget will do much to change the view from small business that the Government is not listening to their concerns. Doubling the Annual Investment Allowance for businesses to £500,000 and extending it to 2015 is all well and good, but without access to vital finance for growth the measure is meaningless for many local business owners.

Franck Sidon in the Chiswick Herald - September 2013

Owners of small businesses across West London who work in the construction industry are the latest target for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) a local expert has warned.
Franck Sidon who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Chiswick said: “Local business owners who work in the building trade can expect spot checks and intensive scrutiny of their business records over the next few months. HMRC’s latest taskforce is focusing on the construction industry across London, as part of a campaign which they say is on target to recover £3 million in taxes.
“Provided they have all the right procedures, records and proof of income and expenditure in place, West London business owners can protect their legitimate earnings and show the tax inspector the door.” Franck said.

Franck Sidon on RTL French Radio - July 2012 (at 1'45'')

Franck Sidon in the Financial Times - May 2012

A business-focused attitude among expats is perhaps one reason why France’s UK voters in the first round gave Nicolas Sarkozy, the centre-right president, 36 per cent against 33 per cent for François Hollande – whereas France’s overall result put the Socialist candidate ahead with 27 per cent against Mr Sarkozy’s 28 per cent.
The heightened anti-capitalist mood in the elections affects not just the wealthy, but those wanting to set up a business, says Franck Sidon, a partner at TaxAssist, a London-based accountancy firm. “The psychological impact on wealth creators and entrepreneurs would be very negative,” Mr Sidon says.