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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.

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?

We’ll register you with HMRC

You need to let HMRC know when you need to do a Self Assessment 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

Doing your tax return is usually not the highlight of your year. You can sort this yourself for free on HMRC, or you can take advantage of a 10% discount with TaxScouts as a MyExpatTaxes customer. This means it’s just £107 for a certified accountant to do your tax return and answer all your accounting questions. Downside? Not anymore.

Dates you need to know

“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
“Superb”
I will happily recommend them and frankly don’t care if Marcus is real or a room full of whirring AI – TaxScouts is brilliant.
— Andy B

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.

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