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We sort your Self Assessment for you. £119, all in.

Fast, effortless and done for you online – the way tax returns should be done. Easy to use and no worrying about making a mistake.

Free to sign up.

How it works

Answer a few simple questions

And we mean a few. After a couple of minutes of answering questions online we’ll have everything we need to start preparing your tax return.

Then get paired with a tax return accountant

That’s right, you’ll be matched with a real certified accountant who is best suited to prepare your return. Plus, they’re on hand for questions whenever you need.

We file your Self Assessment for you

Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will submit your return with HMRC for you.

That’s it! We told you it was simple.

Just pay a flat £119

No matter how complicated it gets or why you need to do a return, it’ll cost £119.

That includes VAT, last-minute changes and all the support you may need.

What the media are saying about us

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Painless tax returns

It’s a simple online process. Fast, efficient and a whole lot less scary than doing it yourself

Peace of mind

No more worrying about missing a rebate or making a mistake. Get your return drafted by a real, certified accountant.

One price

It doesn’t matter how complicated your situation is or how much you earn. No matter what happens, it’s £119

Common questions

You’re not alone. If you’ve got a question about tax we’ve probably heard it before and have an answer, or we can walk you through what to do.

More guides and FAQs

  • First time tax filers
  • Sole traders
  • CIS subcontractors
  • High earners (£100K+)
  • Landlords
  • Investors
  • Company directors
  • People living abroad
  • And everyone else who needs to do a tax return

Most people do not need to file a Self Assessment because they are taxed at source. But there are a few reasons you may need to complete a tax return:

  • you’re self-employed and earned more than £1,000
  • you are a landlord with rental income over £2,500
  • you made over £12,000 in profit from investments
  • you received more than £10,000 from savings interest or dividends
  • you have foreign income
  • you want to claim a tax refund (CIS, EIS, SEIS, donations)
  • HMRC tells you to submit one
  • your income is over £100,000
  • you live abroad and had income from the UK
  • you’re in a partnership
  • you are a minister of any religion

Check out more reasons you may need to submit a Self Assessment

The UK tax year for individuals starts April 6th and ends April 5th of the following year. From then, you have until January 31st to complete your online tax return for the previous tax year.

More on tax dates can be found here

There are many tax-free allowances in the UK:

  • everyone in the UK is entitled to £12,500 tax-free income – this is called the Personal Allowance
  • if you made any capital gains (sold shares, property, etc.), the first £12,000 is tax-free
  • first £2,000 from dividends is also tax-free
  • same with the first £5,000 from savings interest (although it can be less – it depends on your tax band)

There are also a few tax-free allowances you can claim instead of expenses:

  • you can claim £7,500 if you rent out a room from your own home
  • you can also claim £1,000 if you are self-employed or a landlord
  • if you earn under these amounts you don’t even need to declare them

You can see a full list of tax-free allowances here

 

Your UTR number is a Unique Taxpayer Reference that you get when you register for Self Assessment.

It consists of 10 digits (sometimes with a letter K at the end) and is issued to you by HMRC.

Check out our guide to getting a UTR.

Let’s get your Self Assessment sorted today

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