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Focus on doing what you love, we’ll sort your taxes

Painless, fast and done for you. This is tax returns as they should be. No more rip-offs, confusing jargon or worrying about making a mistake.

In partnership with Florence

Nobody likes doing taxes. They’re complicated and the tax jargon is just ridiculous. We’ve partnered with Florence to offer a 10% discount for nurses and carers to get a certified accountant to do your Self Assessment, answer all your tax questions and take it off your plate.

We’ll register you as self-employed

You need to let HMRC know when you become self-employed. It can be a bit confusing doing it yourself, but we can register for you for just £25. Once registered, HMRC will send you a UTR number, or Unique Taxpayer Registration number, in the post. Sleep easy and leave it with us.

And sort your tax return

The only real downside to self-employment is doing your yearly tax return. You can sort this yourself for free on HMRC, or you can take advantage of a 10% discount with TaxScouts as a Florence partner. This means it’s just £107 for a certified accountant to do your tax return and answer all your accounting questions. Downside? Not anymore.

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.

Single, discounted price

It doesn’t matter how complicated your situation is or how much you earn. No matter what, it’s just £107 with your discount. What’s your time, and sanity, worth?

Dates you need to know

Things you can claim

Did you know that there are a number of things that your TaxScouts accountant can help you expense on your tax return?

  • Mobile phone bill
  • Special uniforms
  • Required training
  • Transportation and fuel
  • Bank fees
  • Or a flat £1,000 Trading Allowance

Learn more

“Brilliant service”
Surprised by how easy the process was. Additionally it’s saved me money, so all round a win.
— Jo 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!
— Emilie
“Absolutely outstanding”
Very quick turnaround, all my questions answered almost immediately and brilliant value.
— Aimee J

Common questions

You’re not alone. If you’ve got a question we’ve probably heard it before and have an answer. Or we can walk you through what to do.

Self-service guides and FAQs

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

 

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

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

You can claim your transport in one of these two ways:

  • do you use your car for work 75% of the time? Then you can claim 75% of leasing, fuel, car insurance, road tax, etc. Pretty good if you bought the van just for work. Or,
  • you can simply use HMRC’s simplified expense rate called “the mileage allowance“: it starts at 45p a mile. Better if you owned the van already and if you drive for work often.

Read more about the mileage allowance here