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.
We have been using ELITAX as our tax consultants not only for our company but as well as for our expatriated personnel. ELITAX has been fundamental to our day to day operations being our company involved not only in European countries but as well in Africa and Middle East therefore, in need of international expertise. The knowledge and the attention to us has been faultless.
Eliane and her team have been preparing my tax returns and guiding me through the complexities of dual taxation (USA-France) for the past four years and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! I first contacted Elitax two weeks before tax deadline, when I had been let down by another company. Eliane took the time to understand my situation and left me confident that she would take care of everything. And she did! Aside from Eliane’s comprehensive technical knowledge and impeccable English, she has the rare gift of being able to convey her knowledge in a way that an average human being can understand. In addition, I always appreciate Eliane’s calmness and patience and the personal interaction that she is always ready to provide.
When I was appointed to my job at the headquarters of my company in Paris, it was a big change in my life. A new country, a different culture, totally different ways of life and practices… Luckily, my company had already taken care of this and agreed with some consultant companies to support me in various aspects of this change. Elitax was my consultant on tax subjects. As I learned during my stay in France, tax is a very heavy subject and you cannot survive alone as an expat if you don’t have proper support. That’s where Elitax, i.e. Eliane and her team, come into the picture: They made a very thorough presentation of the tax system in France. I learned clearly my responsibilities and consequences of failure to comply with the requirements. They used their expertise to support me in the preparation of my tax declaration, relations with the authorities, representing me in the tax related communications with the authorities, both during and after my stay in France. I even remember being supported by Elitax team to understand the yearly French obligation to pay tax if you own a TV set at home! Oh, those were the days! Finally, I would like to thank Eliane for her support. She was one of the good people who made my life easy during my stay in France.
As an expatriate, surrounding yourself with a set of professionals is of vital importance. Eliane guided me from my arrival to my departure through the complicated French fiscal systems, I felt in the best hands, never had any issues with the tax authorities. Eliane’s patience and service are second to none. Even today, after 2 years of my departure from France, I keep Eliane as a contact and ask for her advise which she offers at a very reliable speed. I highly recommend using Elitax as your tax parter.