Why you should use an online tax return service

We've updated this guide on 2nd August 2019

We started TaxScouts because we were frustrated trying to find an affordable tax accountant, and every online tax return service we tried asked us to do the work ourselves.

How TaxScouts is different:

1. Saves you the hassle

Our online tax return service puts you in touch you with a certified tax accountant in minutes and gets your self assessment sorted quickly.

Most of our clients see their Self Assessment submitted within 48 hours.

The whole tax return process is broken down into simple questions that you can answer with “yes”, “no”…

…or with a number:

Our accountants will take it from there.

Also, because TaxScouts is an entirely online tax return service, you can snap a picture and send your documents straight from your phone!

What our customers love most:

  • that our tool it’s super easy to use
  • that an accountant is always there for you
  • that our customer service team guides you through everything.

2. Saves you from expensive mistakes

At Taxscouts we hear a lot of horror stories from customers whose accountants have messed up their tax returns.

With us, the whole process is visible to you and your accountant:

  • what documents your accountant needs
  • how much tax you will pay
  • what you could do to save tax.

Many of our customers even find out that they are due a refund!

3. Saves you time

You don’t need to fill in form after form.

4. Saves you money

Many of our customers can’t believe that we charge only £119.

The answer is straightforward: we automate a lot of the work that traditional tax accountants have to do manually.

That’s why we’re able to keep our pricing down to a £119 flat fee per tax return.

Need help with your tax return?

Get your self assessment prepared for you online by certified accountants for £119

Online self assessment preparation assisted by professional accountants

How TaxScouts works

Simple online tax assessment

1. Simple online tax assessment

Our online tax-bot will go over your tax situation and will make sure you won’t overpay your taxes.

Chat to human advisors

2. Chat to human advisors

You can talk to one of our tax assistants at any time during the process when you have any questions.

We’ll sort your documents online

3. We’ll sort your documents online

We’ll tell you exactly what documents you need and sort them for you online. You just upload them or snap a picture with your phone.

Everything gets prepared for you

4. Everything gets prepared for you

Your certified accountant will go over your details & prepare your tax return for you to review. It will be filed on your behalf once you approve it.

"Absolutely outstanding"
Very quick turnaround, all my questions answered almost immediately and brilliant value.
Aimee J
I will happily recommend them and frankly don't care if Marcus is real or a room full of whirring AI - TaxScouts is brilliant.
Andy B
"I will not shut up about you guys!"
Tax return filed within 24h... No forever back and forth emails. I am totally in love and recommending you to everyone. Fact!

Who our service is for

First time tax filers

We have a simple online service that guides you through the entire process. Regardless of your reasons for doing your tax return we'll help you get it done right.

Construction workers

We'll prepare your self assessment and help to maximise your CIS tax refund. We have the lowest fees in the industry and you don't have to pay up front if you're eligible for a refund.

People living overseas

Our service allows people living abroad to prepare their income tax return online. We are able to process all returns regardless of your current country of residence.

Company directors

UK company directors are required to file their self assessment annually. TaxScouts handles this through a simple online process.


Long Lets, Airbnb, Capital Gains. TaxScouts will sort out your self assessment and take away the worry of tracking all the recent tax changes.


TaxScouts ensures the self employed don't overpay on their taxes. We'll help you benefit from all the tax breaks and deductions that can be applied to your return.

And for everyone else who needs to do their self assessment

At TaxScouts we appreciate that tax returns are highly individual. Before you get assigned an accountant we make sure to understand your circumstances and help you build your optimal tax profile.

Let's start by creating your account

What happens next

  • We'll ask you a couple of short questions
  • Then we'll tell you what documents we need
  • Finally one of our qualified accountants will file your tax return