Eliane Rakotonoel, a former executive of French multinational, Alstom, created Elitax in July 2000. Elitax provides premium tax advisory and support services for expatriate communities, international human resources (HR) managers, relocation companies and foreign e-sellers doing business in France.
At Elitax, we’re well aware of the difficulties expatriate communities face when it comes to tax matters, so our services span the full spectrum of tax advice, assistance and support to meet the specific needs of each individual expatriate.
With our 17 years of experience and vast worldwide network, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of international tax matters. Our efforts in building an extensive international tax database, through a series of dual tax surveys of around 70 countries, have also allowed us to develop a unique level of expertise in this area.
Elitax caters to a diverse set of clients, ranging from the self-employed, through to small and medium-sized companies, to CAC 40 multinational enterprises. Individuals or companies using our services span manufacturing, energy, food, finance and insurance, aviation and consulting sectors. Our client base also comprises of students, independents and retirees.
Our primary focus is on income tax returns and wealth tax returns for both residential and non-residential clients in France, where we assist you in positioning, preparing and processing your tax returns.
For those moving to France, we have designed a welcome tax meeting upon your arrival in France, helping you understand what’s required to stay up to date with your tax records. For those leaving France, we also provide a unique process of personal consultation to help you become aware of the tax responsibilities and liabilities of expatriation.
For our French clients, we offer clear-cut tax advice, providing free, practical information to help you keep your tax records in order. We also compile tax rate comparison charts to help expatriates compare tax rates abroad with those of the French system.
We understand the difficulties in managing tax returns in your home country, let alone when you’re working abroad. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide an understandable, friendly, extremely effective service to help you keep your tax records up to date.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients resolve their tax issues.
As an American/French couple living in France, we really had no idea what to do when it came to dealing with our newly conjoined taxes (both American and French), so we are eternally grateful to Elitax for their help. They not only did a magnificent, efficient job with our taxes and with answering our many, many questions, but also they reached out to their contacts on my behalf to help with setting up my own French business. We really could not recommend them highly enough to anyone searching for a truly trustworthy and highly capable team that will take good care of their taxes.
ELITAX has provided excellent service for me for several years on both the French and the USA returns. In addition to her expertise in national and international tax law, Eliane Rakotonoel provides the additional – invaluable! – dimension of full customer service, attending promptly and personally to any questions and concerns that may arize during all phases of the return process. I do not hesitate to highly recommend ELITAX to anyone interested in working with a highly competent tax specialist who will also assure personal attention to your needs!
I am a U.S. citizen living and working in Paris. Navigating the French tax system as an expatriate can be overwhelming. Elitax took all of the stress out of preparing and filing French tax returns. They understand the needs of expatriates and made the process very easy. They were thorough in preparing my tax forms and very prompt in responding to my questions. Their reliability and expertise make them easy to recommend. Thank you Elitax!
I am a United States citizen who has lived in France since 2004. I currently have a “titre de séjour, résident de longue durée” which will be valid until 2026. Elitax has prepared my French income tax return for me since I arrived in France more than thirteen years ago, and I have always been extremely satisfied with their work. I expect to remain a client of Elitax indefinitely.