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Focus on making your assets go further, we’ll sort your taxes

Painless, fast, and done for you online. No more rip-offs, jargon, or worrying about making a mistake.

Finlight clients get 10% off their first tax return!

In partnership with Finlight

Nobody likes doing taxes. They can be complicated and time-consuming.

So we’ve teamed up with Finlight to offer you a 10% discount on your first Self Assessment, where a certified accountant will answer all your tax questions and file your tax return for you! All for a single fee of £107.

To see how much tax you might owe, try our free Capital Gains Tax calculator.

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 £107

That’s right. No matter how complicated it gets or why you need to do a return, it’ll cost £107.

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

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.

Single price

It doesn’t matter how complicated your situation is or how much you earn. No matter what happens, it’s £107.

What the media are saying about us

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

Common questions

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.

Self-service guides and FAQs

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

Not really. Anyone can use the Real Time CGT return for any capital gains (shares, cryptocurrencies, etc.), but only people selling property HAVE to use it – starting from April 2020.

No – unless you also need to file a Self Assessment.

You need to file a Self Assessment if:

  • your income goes over or under the £50,000 threshold (there are different CGT rates)
  • you earn income from self-employment, rent, dividends, or interest
  • or you’re looking to claim a tax relief like SEIS/EIS/VCT
  • here is a list of all the reasons why you need to do a Self Asessment.

If you do need a UTR number, we can help you get one quickly for a flat £25.

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 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

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.

Our accountant partners don’t compete with one-another, don’t bid on clients, and don’t have to worry about losing clients to other accountants. The clients are yours. This means when they return next year for their next tax return – or when they use their TaxScouts referral code – any referrals will be assigned directly to you.

Let’s get your Self Assessment sorted today

Taxes as they should be done