Bright!Tax has dominated the 2017 FEM EMMA Expat Tax Provider of the Year awards in 2017, having been named winner in two out of the three global regions, and runner up in the third.
The FEM EMMA awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the Global Mobility and Expat Services industries across three regions – the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The Americas FEM EMMA awards took place at the Downtown Denver Marriott in May. As well as winning Tax Provider of the Year, Bright!Tax was also named runner up in the Innovation in Banking and Financial Services category, behind winner HSBC.
Bright!Tax won Tax Provider of the Year for a second time at the Hong Kong Harbour Grand Hotel in September, this time for the APAC region, a momentous achievement in a highly competitive group that included runner up Big 4 accounting giant EY.
In the final awards event in 2017, the EMEA EMMA awards at the O2 Intercontinental in London in early November, Bright!Tax was named runner up in the Tax Provider of the Year category, just missing out on a global clean sweep in this category.
Bright!Tax’s unprecedented tally of 4 accolades in a single year is testament to the way the firm is revolutionizing providing tax services to US expats around the world.
“I’m thrilled with the recognition that we’ve received with our global FEM awards, in all 3 regions. We won’t be resting on our laurels though, we’ve got more ground-breaking new developments in the pipeline for 2018.” – Greg Dewald, Bright!Tax founder and CEO
Bright!Tax’s dominance this year is built on understanding the need for clients to maintain a personal connection with their accountant, wherever in the world they are living. The firm has structured its business to allow this, while also employing state of the art innovative technology to make filing US taxes from overseas simple, connected, and hassle-free.
Bright!Tax’s new innovations in 2017 include its proprietary secure Client Organizer, which allows clients to easily enter their information, and carry forward details from one year to the next. Bright!Tax also introduced a mobile app in 2017, an industry first, allowing clients to communicate with their CPA, keep track of the time they spend in and out of the US (this is required on expats’ tax returns), and securely upload documents from their phone or tablet
The marriage of highly-qualified, expat specialist, personable CPAs and innovative, cutting edge technology has allowed Bright!Tax to grow exponentially, largely by word of mouth. The firm now has clients in over 190 countries, almost every country on earth.
Bright!Tax’s clients are thrilled with the results.
One recent client commented, “Very efficient and very helpful”, while another said, “Excellent experience. Timely responses, knowledgeable staff. Thank you!”
Greg Dewald, Bright!Tax founder and CEO, said: “It’s been an incredible year. The team at Bright!Tax has surpassed itself. We’ve introduced some game changing technological solutions to help bridge the geographical divide between us and our clients, but without compromising on the importance of a one-to-one client-accountant relationship. The results have been above and beyond what we hoped for, and I’m thrilled with the recognition that we’ve received with our global FEM awards, in all 3 regions. We won’t be resting on our laurels though, we’ve got more ground-breaking new developments in the pipeline for 2018, while always keeping our clients centre stage.”