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.
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.
After many disappointing experiences with so called “bilingual accountant,” I was finally introduced to Eliane. She understood my situation as an owner of the second house in France and my tax position as a UK citizen straight away and helped me towards the right direction. Apart from the efficiency and accuracy of her work, I also appreciate her friendly and caring approach very much. I used to find the French tax declaration on my rental business as a burdensome duty but now with Eliane, it has become much less of a burden! I highly recommend her firm to anyone who, like me, not very competent in French to deal with the complicated tax issues in France.
Neither my employer nor I had any experience with detached employee contracts. In my first few months moving from Paris to New York, we discovered many gaps in social protection and unexpected higher taxation obligations. The counsel we received from Elitax helped frame our choices, and enabled us to put everything in order. My company was smarter for the next set of expat assignments. Thanks, Elitax!
“I was recommended Elitax by a financial advisor at the Paris British Lunch, i took the opportunity to have a meeting, where the advice received and action taken by Elitax was invaluable. I would happily recommend Elitax to any expatriates living and working in France.”