Who actually wants to do a tax return?

Most people don’t mind doing their civic duty. Sure, we’d all like to pay a little less tax, but it’s the process of doing your personal tax return that is the real issue here.

The process is impossible to navigate, the jargon is a joke and the fear of making a costly mistake is real. Whether you’re new to filing a Self Assessment or you’re too busy to deal with it, it’s no surprise it causes millions of people dread and stress every year.

So we’ve made it easier and less stressful by partnering with trusted accountants to just do it all for you online. Fast. Jargon-free. And less expensive than hiring a personal accountant. Finally, the way you want to do taxes is the same as the way they get done.

Over £1.2B paid in late fines each year

That’s insane. And completely unnecessary. We’re here so that dread or confusion around Self Assessments doesn’t turn into extra cash for HMRC.

Enough was enough

We’re no strangers to the dread of tax returns.

We started TaxScouts after our own stress-induced experiences doing them. The whole experience was just awful. We couldn’t believe that paying someone so much money was so difficult. Tax apps were slick but fell short on providing actual help, and good accountants were expensive and still needed us to jump through hoops.

That’s why we started TaxScouts – to combine the best of both worlds. We created a 100% online service with professional human help. Tech deals with the repetitive, admin-heavy tasks and really good accountants actually spend time helping people.

Make sense

Bureaucratic things just don’t make sense. Hoops, forms, codes – none of it needs to be as complicated as it is. And it shouldn’t be so pricey to get good tax advice. We look at every situation with fresh eyes, ask ourselves what makes sense and go from there.

Keep things simple

Doing your tax return should be as simple and as stress-free as ordering a takeaway. Everything we do revolves around simplification. When we come across something that feels confusing or complex we try to break it down.

Speak like humans

We love technology – it’s how we keep our fee low, but it’s not who we are though. Real accountants do each tax return, real people answer the phone if you need help. We know our stuff, but we treat you like you’re a friend, not a tax guru.


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TechHub London
1-15 Clere St.
Shoreditch, London EC2A 4UY
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Company information
Positron Technologies Ltd
71-75 Shelton St.
London, WC2H 9JQ
Company No: 10934812