This page tells you about our History, our Heritage and How we operate.
Since our launch in 2007 we have been matching people and their personal or business tax problems with tax advisers who can help them. You don’t need to register on the site to get in touch and you can deal directly with the tax advisers of your choice. You simply pay them in the usual way.
Our objectives are simple: To continue to be the primary online solution for taxpayers, business owners and accountants to find tax advice worth paying for.
And also to continue building the quantity and quality of traffic to the website and of the enquiries that reach the tax advisers and tax accountants listed here. The better we do this, the longer they will remain members. Many of the tax advisers here have been members for over ten years.
How we operate
FindATaxAdviser.online, also known as The Tax Advice Network, has been described as the tax advice ‘dating agency’ or ‘Rightmove for tax’.
The search engines rank our site highly in their natural results due to our longevity and credibility and reputation. As a result we attract thousands of enquiries every month.
We offer our members and those seeking tax advice the confidence that only comes in part from this longevity and reputation. Further confidence come from our deep understanding of the tax profession, the absence of hype around tax issues and also the support of our well respected and high profile Chairman, Mark Lee FCA CTA (Fellow). Mark has been a well known and well respected personality in the UK accounting and tax community for over 20 years.
We do not offer any tax advice ourselves. And we are sorry, but this is not the place for you if you are looking for free tax advice.
As an independent organisation the Tax Advice Network has no affiliation to any practice or consultancy, so all members of the Network are able to operate independently.
If you are a Taxpayer with a tax problem you can choose whether to approach one of the vetted UK tax adviser members of the Network, an overseas based (unvetted) tax adviser or a local (unvetted) tax accountant, which may be all you really need.
The introductions service we offer costs you nothing to use. You simply contact the adviser or accountant of your choice and agree terms and fees with them. Their fees are likely to be much more reasonable than those you would be charged by larger practices employing many in-house specialist advisers.
Unlike many other sites we do not capture any information about you. We let you immediately deal directly with your chosen tax adviser.
Accountants, whether or not you are listed on the site, can also find specialist tax advisers to help with your clients’ more challenging tax problems.
Tax Specialist advisers, can rely on the Network as an additional lead generation service and choose whether you wish to be approached by anyone or only by accountants requiring tax support. There is a one-off joining fee to cover the costs of vetting you and to ensure you have sufficient specialist knowledge, experience and commitment to high professional standards. You can see the criteria tax advisers need to satisfy here >>>; They also pay a monthly subscription to remain on the website.
Tax accountants and overseas advisers simply pay a monthly subscription as we do not attempt to vet them.
2007 – Tax Advice Network launched as the first online independent tax advisory focused listing service
2008 – 50 Tax adviser members of the Network securing leads from the site
2010 – Tax expertise available across over 60 tax topics from members of the Network
2012 – Traffic to the site exceeds 2,000 visits per week
2017 – To celebrate our tenth anniversary we launched a new website along with a new business model. This included an additional listing facility for tax accountants to provide help for those users whose queries do not require a full on tax expert.
2018 – Generating leads for over 150 tax advisers and tax accountants
2019 – Total number of areas of tax expertise available from members of the Network exceeds 100
2020 – Tax Advice Network chosen as SME Finance Awards’ Tax & Accounting Platform of the Year 2020. Branding expanded to include new descriptive domain name: FindATaxAdviser.online
2021 – Membership exceeds 100 for the first time with more traffic and more business generated for members than ever before. Tax Advice Network chosen as SME Finance Awards’ Best Tax Professional & Accountant Networking Platform 2021.
Our Chairman, Mark Lee FCA, created the Network in 2007 having previously run a similar in-house system as part of a large tax consultancy. Mark realised that this kind of online facility would be really valuable to a wide range of users. He wanted to make it easier and more cost effective for everyone to access specialist tax advice.
With 25 years in practice as a tax adviser Mark knows how important it is to get the right advice. He was a tax partner in BDO and then Chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty from 2003-2005. He is no longer a tax adviser but puts his years of experience to good use when vetting each tax adviser who applies for membership of the Network.
In addition to running the Network, Mark mentors mature sole practitioner accountants, sharing strategic insights and advice with those who want more leads, more referrals and to stand out from the competition. More here >>>