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

Fast, painless and done for you online – the way tax returns should be done. Easy to use, language you can actually understand and no worrying about making a mistake. Free to sign up.

How it works

1. 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 working on your tax return.

2. Then get paired with a tax return accountant

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

3. We file your Self Assessment for you

Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will file your return online with HMRC. That’s it! We told you it was simple.

Just £119, all in.

That’s right. No matter how complicated it gets or why you need to do a return in the first place, it’ll cost £119 to get it done. That includes VAT, last-minute changes and all the support you may need.

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Painless tax returns

There’s nothing you need to learn or download. It’s a simple online process. You can do it from your phone, in your PJs, on the sofa, if that’s your thing.

Peace of mind

No more worrying about missing a claimable expense, tax relief or making a mistake. Get your return filed by a real, certified accountant who’s got your back.

A fair, fixed fee

It doesn’t matter how complicated your situation is or how much you earn. No matter what, it’s just £119. No hidden costs, no hassles, no “quotes”.

Who we’re for

  • 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

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 self-service guides and FAQs

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

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.

When it comes to Self Assessment mistakes, we’ve seen them all. Here are a few you’ll want to avoid:

  • Not knowing deadlines and key dates
  • Forgetting about tax reliefs you can claim
  • Forgetting about Payment on Account
  • Getting your tax code wrong
  • Not including total income and benefits from PAYE

Read more about these and other mistakes you can avoid

 

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

Anything that stopped you from doing your taxes even if you tried to:

  • your spouse or close relative died right before the deadline
  • you were very sick around the deadline
  • your computer failed as you were filing
  • the HMRC online services didn’t work on the deadline
  • a fire, flood, theft, or other major incident prevented you

But not:

  • you asked someone else to do it for you, and they didn’t
  • your card or payment failed
  • you didn’t know how to use HMRC’s website
  • you made a mistake
  • you didn’t get your UTR access code in time

If the value of the coins you got from mining or trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum is over £1,000 in GBP equivalent you’ll have to pay tax on your earnings.

HMRC treats cryptocurrency miners as traders, so you need to pay:

  • income tax and
  • national insurance

If you don’t declare yourself as a trader you will automatically be classified as an investor and have to pay Capital Gains Tax.

Learn more about cryptocurrency taxes

If you’re self-employed, you can get up to £1,000 each tax year as a tax-free allowance. This is called the Trading Allowance.

Basically:

  • if you earn less than £1,000 from self-employment, you don’t need to do anything: it’s completely tax-free
  • if your expenses are under £1,000, you can just claim this allowance instead: it’s bigger and you don’t need to worry about receipts

Learn more about the Trading Allowance