Self Assessment doesn’t need to be painful.
10% discount for Bequest clients.
We are certain you have more important things to think about than your taxes. So let us do them for you.
We are offering Bequest clients a 10% discount on your first TaxScouts tax return or tax consultation (or the bundle of both).
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.
That’s right, you’ll be matched with a real accredited accountant who is best suited to prepare your return. Plus, they’re on hand for questions whenever you need.
Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will submit your return with HMRC for you.
We also offer one-off tax advice from an accredited accountant. Want to be more tax-efficient? Need to get your head around your tax situation? We can help.
Book a tax advice consultation for 1-1 professional support by phone or video call.
10% discount for Bequest clients.
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Filling out your annual return needn’t be taxing. This start-up aims to take the pain out of many people’s biggest headache.The Times
You’re not alone. If you’ve got a question, no matter how basic, we’ve heard it all before. We can walk you through what to do, or you can check out our guides, Taxopedia and calculators, to find the answer in your own time.
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.
The documents we require depend on why you need to do a Self Assessment.
If your only reason to file one is because you’ve gone over the £100,000 earnings threshold, and your only source of income is employment (PAYE), then we only need a P60 (sometimes a P45 as well), and any P11D forms you might have received from your employer.
However, if you already have an HMRC Online Services account, we can simply connect to it and simply pull your information from there. And, in case you’re wondering, we’re authorised by HMRC to do this.
For any other reasons to do a Self Assessment, we have a longer list of documents here.
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:
It usually depends on how complex your tax situation is.
Our standard is two days from the point where our accountant has all the documents they need from you.
One thing to keep in mind: if this is your first Self Assessment you’ll need to register and get a UTR number first. HMRC can take a few weeks to send it by post – so you should register early.
It really depends.
Basically, the Real Time CGT return asks you to estimate how much your income will be for the year. If nothing significant changes and you don’t go over/under £50,000 a year (there are different CGT rates if you earn less or more than this), then you don’t need to do a Self Assessment.
However, if you lose a job or get a significant promotion, you might need to file a Self Assessment as well – by January 31st of the second year.
If you use our tax returns service, your accountant will work to minimise any tax owed while preparing your Self Assessment. They will use their expertise to claim relevant expenses, allowances and tax reliefs on your tax return.
We also run a one-off tax advice service where we can help you understand your UK personal tax situation. Whether you’re trying to find ways to reduce your tax bill, to improve your future financial position by making the most of relevant tax reliefs, and more – we can help you.
Check out our tax advice service to learn more.
You get a 45 minute phone or video call with your accredited accountant. They’ll then provide you with a written summary of your call, plus any follow up actions which will be available in your TaxScouts online account.