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.
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!
Elitax was recommended to me by a friend just before I moved to Paris several years ago. From the onset Eliane was extremely helpful and articulate — her command of English is as superb as her knowledge of international tax laws and bilateral agreements between EU nations. She quite quickly dissolved any apprehension I might have had and explained things in a quite lucid manner. Elitax has handled my affairs ever since and I can not recommend their services more highly.
For several years now I have consulted Elitax on tax advice and have entrusted Madame Rakotonoel with the preparation and submission of my annual tax returns. As a British expatriate moving to France I have found her advice and guidance invaluable on both a personal and professional level. Despite her busy schedule she has always found the time for a meeting or an exchange of messages to clarify specific points on tax matters and with generous help in the preparation of communications with the authorities where necessary.
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.