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If you are working for yourself in any capacity, then we can help you with your accountancy and tax needs. We’re perfect for businesses and self-employed individuals who need the right service at the right price.

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About us

The Practice was set up in 2004 by Louise Thorpe and Gary Barham who, after many years in the corporate world, decided they wanted to set up their own business to serve the local community.

Our senior accounting team each have over 15 years accounting experience and extensive knowledge of UK taxation. Our Chief Accountant, Gary Barham, previously worked for Ernst and Young, one of the big 4 global  accountancy firms.  

The Directors are also experienced business managers and  ensure the Practice is run efficiently and  continuously develops in line with legislative changes, market trends and client needs.

We appoint a full time Practice Manager to ensure customer enquiries are dealt with effectively and promptly.

We provide a friendly and responsive service on all aspects of Accountancy and Tax, including Company Accounts, Self Assessment Tax Returns, VAT Returns, Payroll, Bookkeeping and Company Formations.

During the free initial consultation, we discuss your needs and provide an accountancy solution that is tailored to you.  Our dedicated staff get a real satisfaction from helping owner managed businesses success in the local area. Our staff are skilled business advisors and so in addition to preparing the Accounts, they work with you to grow and develop your business.

We have a fixed fee policy and offer flexible payment options.  

Our overall aim is simple: To save you tax and take the stress out of meeting your HMRC tax liabilities, giving you peace of mind and letting you focus on your business and what you are good at!

We have recently expanded our business and opened offices at Euston, Marylebone and Camden Town.

TaxAssist, Highbury, Islington can be found on Blackstock Road on the corner with Riversdale Road. It is opposite the Bank of Friendship pub and the old Arsenal stadium. The nearest tubes are Arsenal ( Piccadilly line) , Finsbury Park and Highbury and Islington tube stations ( Victoria Line). The number 4, 19 and 236 buses stop outside the shop. Client parking is limited to pay and display bays. TaxAssist, Highbury, Islington is a member of the Islington Chamber of Commerce and  is proud  to be part of the local business community, serving local peoples’ tax and accounting needs since 2004.


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Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
Friday 09:30 - 17:30
Saturday Closed - Closed
Sunday Closed - Closed

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I have found TaxAssist Accountants to be very responsive to my enquiries and able to provide a service that meets my requirements. They provide peace of mind that accurate financial advice is immediately on hand and this allows me to get on with what I do best and develop my core business. TaxAssist Accountants meet my expectations of a good quality accountancy practice.

Peter Miller, Managing Director G4H Ltd

The staff at TaxAssist Accountants are friendly and able to explain financial matters to me in a clear simple way. They provide me with useful pointers to save tax, whilst of course ensuring my company operates legally and fulfils its obligations to HM Revenue and Customs. Because they serve the small business community, the staff fully understand the issues I face and they provide me with a specialised service that my company would be unlikely to receive from a larger accountancy practice. I feel comfortable in recommending their service to other small businesses or sole traders.

A. Barry Director of Funny Faces Ltd

The tax assist team has been working with our company for over three years now and we can only highly recommend their services. Gary, Louise, Katie and the rest of the team have always supported us in a friendly, professional and competent manner. We completely trust their advice and they have been fabulous at making otherwise stressful accounting and tax issues "easy to deal with". Their response times are also outstanding. Whenever we needed prompt help, they went out of their way to provide it. We thank them very much and we look forward to continued business with them!

V. Kugi-Costescu, Director of Kugi Costescu Consultants Ltd

The TaxAssist team at Blackstock Road  deal with my personal tax return.  They are professional, prompt, accurate, concerned about detail and blissfully for me,  jargon-free when explaining the intricacies of our tax system to the uninitiated, which has removed all the stress of dealing with my tax affairs.  No hesitation in recommending them.

Elaine W

We have been using TaxAssist for a number of years. They manage the Accounts for our two companies, prepare VAT returns, run the monthly payroll and do our personal tax returns. They provide a professional service at a reasonable cost. They are well informed and able to answer our queries, which gives us peace of mind in running our businesses.

Dr. N Qizilbash, Oxon Epidemiology Ltd, September 2013

Gary has been our tax accountant since 2008 for both myself and my company. He has always delivered high quality tax advice on a timely manner. He's very approachable and answers my queries very promtly. I would recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for an accountant to handle their statutory financial accounts and tax affairs.

Vincent Young, Vincent Young Consultancy Ltd

Running a small business, most of the time you don't need an accountant. But when you do, you really do. That's where Gary and TaxAssist come in. It's great to have an expert on hand to tackle the tasks where it just doesn't make sense to DIY. The perfect service when you need it.

Louisa McGeehan, Toolbox Communications Limited

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