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History of the Firm

The TACS Partnership was founded in 1992 to offer an alternative source of quality tax advice to those who did not want to face the high charge out rates which are typically charged by the major accounting firms.Founder partner Stephen Willcox (the former senior tax partner in what is now one of the “Big Four” accounting firms) led a drive to recruit experienced professionals to grow The TACS Partnership through the 1990s. All the current TACS Partnership team have experience in a variety of large professional firms, industry and HM Revenue and Customs.In 2005 David Blake and Ian Roberts became partners in the business. David was formerly a senior tax manager with a major international accounting firm and specialises in corporate taxation issues. Ian was the former North West head of employment taxes at a “Big Four” firm with further expertise in tax investigation work.The partnership has continued to grow over the last few years with continued recruitment of additional specialists from both the profession and from commerce. Details of the team can be found by clicking on "Our People" in the menu above.Having led the TACS Partnership for 25 years, Stephen Willcox retired from the partnership in 2017, continuing as a consultant.  At the same time, the partnership became a limited liability partnership with David Reynolds being appointed partner.  David had spent many years in practice with major international firms before joining the TACS Partnership in 2016 and specialises in corporate tax and capital gains tax.The TACS Partnership client base now includes high net worth individuals, taxpayers facing HM Revenue and Customs enquiries, accountancy firms seeking specialist advice for their clients, and limited companies, both family owned and fully quoted.The TACS Partnership is the author of the annual Bloomsbury Professional Tax Guide.