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Focus on other things, we’ll sort your taxes

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

In partnership with MyExpatTaxes

Nobody likes doing taxes. They’re complicated and the tax jargon is just ridiculous. We’ve partnered with MyExpatTaxes to offer a 10% discount to get a certified accountant to do your UK Self Assessment, answer all your tax questions and take it 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 we’ve probably heard it before and have an answer. Or we can walk you through what to do.

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.

You don’t have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property when:

  • you’re selling your main home
  • if your profit is less than £12,000

What you can claim to reduce your CGT bill:

  • if you have let out your home for a while, you can apply for letting relief
  • if you made a loss from selling another property last year, you can claim it this year (it’s called “carrying it forward”)

Read more in our guide to CGT on property here

The UK tax year for individuals starts April 6th and ends April 5th of the following year. From then, you have until January 31st to complete your online tax return for the previous tax year.

More on tax dates can be found here

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

 

First, if you’re renting out a buy-to-let, you can only claim mortgage interest – not the full mortgage payments.

Second, starting in 2020 you will get a tax credit worth 20% of your finance costs instead.

What does this mean for you?

  • if you’re a basic rate taxpayer (meaning you earn under £50,000), you don’t need to worry
  • if you’re a higher rate taxpayer, it will mean a slightly higher tax bill – it all depends on how many buy-to-let properties you have. However, for most people it won’t be a huge change.

You can read more about the mortgage interest relief changes here

Let’s get your Self Assessment sorted today

Taxes as they should be done