1. Grow your own accountancy practice with TaxAssist in your local area 

Most people choose to join the network as a new start-up. This gives you the time to become accustomed to self-employment and build your team and practice up gradually. This represents a faster and lower cost route to building your own practice, and a significant asset. We currently have 20 territories covered in Ireland and there still more than 10 available. Our franchise fee for a new start is €39,950 + VAT.  

2. Buy an established TaxAssist Accountants practice for sale 

Purchasing an existing TaxAssist Accountants franchise represents an excellent foundation upon which a new franchisee can further develop an established business with an income stream from day one. It provides: 

  • An immediate income stream 
  • Potential for growth 
  • A well-known brand 
  • Experienced staff 

Our franchise fee for a franchise resale is €19,975 + VAT, as well as the price for the overall business (typically from €150k-€500k), which is payable to the franchisee. When buying an existing practice for sale, the price and terms will be negotiated with the franchisee selling, but typically a percentage of the total price agreed is payable on completion with deferred consideration payable at agreed intervals thereafter. 

3. Convert your existing practice over to TaxAssist Accountants 

If you are already an accounting or tax professional with your own practice, or client base, we can help you grow your existing business, as you benefit from the TaxAssist brand and systems. 

We are seeing more practices coming to us who are considering their future plans. A combination of Covid, digitalisation, technology changes, automation, compliance requirements, and client expectations is making life increasingly difficult for accounting and tax practices. Converting your practice to TaxAssist Accountants will not only enable you to stay on top of all these changes, but we’ll give you the technology, systems, marketing and business development support to diversify your services, develop a team and build a saleable asset. 

Your overall business start-up costs will depend on your current situation and is subject to the territory location being available. Our franchise fee is the same for a new start at €39,950 + VAT.  

Bank funding 

To enable you to join TaxAssist, we have built excellent long-term relationships with the major banks in the UK over the years, and we are A-rated with them. HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and NatWest have dedicated franchise departments who understand franchising and are very supportive of our franchise. 

Banks typically lend our franchisees a maximum of 70% of the total investment required, including working capital. Facilities include: 

  • Highly competitive rates 
  • Fixed and variable rate loans 
  • Committed overdrafts 
  • Business charge cards 

The total investment figure will be dependent on your location, working capital and the level of personal drawings required. We will work closely with you throughout the business planning stage to create a plan that is realistic and establishes the right level of investment for you. 

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