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

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

As a Money Dashboard user, get 10% off and pay just £107 all in.

In partnership with Money Dashboard

Nobody likes doing taxes. They’re complicated and the tax jargon is just ridiculous.

We’ve partnered with Money Dashboard, a multi-award winning budgeting app, to offer a 10% discount to their customers on our personal tax return service, where a certified accountant will do your Self Assessment, answer all your tax questions and take the hassle off your plate.

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, discounted price

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

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

You can claim pretty much everything that you use “for business”:

  • a portion of your home
  • transport costs
  • accountant fees (including ours!)
  • laptop, phone, etc.

For most of these things, you need to calculate what proportion you actually use for your self-employed business.

The complete list of self-employed allowances is here.

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.

Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to claim different expenses back on your Self Assessment.

If you’re self-employed you can claim expenses individually (full list here) or claim the £1,000 Trading Allowance.

If you’re a landlord, you can claim certain replacement items, renovations and if you live in the property (full list here) or claim the £1,000 Property Income Allowance.

Other general allowances can be found here for investors, high-earners and other taxpayers.

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

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.

ISAs stand for Individual Savings Accounts. They’re meant to encourage people to save more.

How they work:

  • any gain you get from an ISA is completely tax-free: dividends, profits from shares, ETFs, interest, etc
  • you can only contribute up to £20,000 per year into all your ISAs combined
  • you can also only contribute into one of the each kinds of ISA per year – so if you have a Stocks&Shares ISA, you either continue paying into it this year, or transfer to a different provider (but only once per year)

The tax code is just a series of numbers and letters that tells HMRC how much tax you should be paying.

The numbers in your tax code tell your employer or pension provider how much tax-free income you are entitled to in that tax year.

The most common one for 2019/20 will be 1250L:

  • 1250 because the Personal Allowance in 2019/20 is £12,500
  • L for the standard Personal Allowance

If you take a second job, then you don’t get a personal allowance for this one, so you need to make sure that the job that pays you the most is the one with “L” and not “BR”.

You can read more about tax codes and what they mean here

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.

Let’s get your Self Assessment sorted today

Taxes as they should be done