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3 hacks to get the most out of TaxScouts

  • 5 min read
  • Last updated 8 Apr 2024

We’re not only here to make tax easy for millions of people, but we’re also here to help you maximise your TaxScouts tax account

When you file your tax return, you can claim back the accountancy fees (like TaxScouts) to reduce your tax bill🤑

Plus, if you refer a certain number of friends and family to us, you can completely write off the cost of your TaxScouts tax return. Yes – completely. 

Here are the 3 hacks we think you should know:

  1. 👯‍♀️ Use your TaxScouts referral code
  2. 📅 File your return off-peak
  3. 💸 Get the bundle for less than £229

Hack 1: use your TaxScouts referral code

What is it?

Our referral scheme is for you so you can refer friends and family to a service you love. And in return, once they’ve paid, you get £25 straight to your bank account🎉

Where to find it?

Log into your account and check the top right-hand corner for the “Tell your friends, earn £25” button. Or you can follow these easy steps

How does it work?

You have to share your referral link with someone who then needs to sign up and pay for a TaxScouts tax return or tax advice service.

When is your TaxScouts fee paid off officially?

Once you’ve referred 7 people, you’re in the clear ✅

Here’s some maths (we can hear our accountants cheering in the background) to show you what we mean. 

£25 x for every 7 people you refer = £175 straight to your bank account! 

And since our service only costs £169, you even get an extra £6. 

Can you refer even more people?

Yep, you can keep referring people even after you’ve paid off your TaxScouts fee. 

Is there a limit?

Nope, there’s no limit. You can refer as many people as you’d like💪

Who can you refer to TaxScouts?

Anyone who needs to file a personal tax return like:  

  • Construction workers (CIS)
  • First-time filers
  • Investors (crypto, stocks, property)
  • Freelancers & contractors
  • Those claiming  tax reliefs/refunds

Or, people who want tax advice to:

  • Become more tax-efficient
  • Solve a tax problem
  • Learn about tax planning 

What do the people you refer get?

We’ve got them too, don’t worry. They get 10% off the service they choose – so even more savings🙌

Do they get the same accountant?

Yep, as long as the accountant has capacity everyone you refer will get assigned to the same accountant you used. If they’d prefer a different accountant, that’s fine too!

Share the love 🌎

Send your loved ones your referral code so that they can save 10% on a service you love. Plus, once they pay, you’ll get £25 straight into your bank account for every referral.

Hack 2: file off-peak

If you file anytime between April-November, you’ll get the most uninterrupted attention from your accountant 👩‍💻 

Take all the time you need to register with HMRC, gather all your documents, and get your questions ready for your accountant. They’ve got the time to help you out with your tax return, as in-depth as you’d like to go.

Filing early will definitely make you the apple of your accountant’s eye – they love an early bird.

What benefits does filing off-peak provide?

Here are some benefits you can expect to get (at any time) but possibly more when filing early:

  • Free-flowing conversations with your accountant
  • Never get late fines or penalties
  • The ability to explore your tax return in depth
  • Advice on reducing your tax bill 
  • Less saturation of your accountant’s attention
  • Start budgeting to save for your tax bill
  • Being your accountant’s favourite (of course)

When can you talk to your TaxScouts accountant?

You can speak to your accountant whenever you’d like. Pop them an email with any questions or concerns you have and they’ll get back to you as soon as they can. During off-peak times, it’ll be pretty quick.

How can you talk to your accountant?

Via email. It’s the quickest way to get in touch with them 📧

What can you talk to your accountant about?

Anything related to your tax return. If you have:

  • Questions about your tax return
  • Concerns about the tax bill
  • Expenses you’re not sure about
  • Allowances you think you’re eligible for 

And more, you can speak with your accountant about it.

Is there a limit on the number of times you can contact them?

Nope, not at all, but we recommend waiting for a reply before double-emailing only so they don’t miss any important bits of information you might be sending over🚨

Can you still contact them if they’ve already filed your tax return?

If it’s about the tax return you’ve just filed, then yes you can for up to a year. If you want to talk about future tax returns, you’ll need to pay £169 so the accountant can get started. But if you have other, unrelated questions, you should book a tax advice consultation for £139. 

Hack 3: get the TaxScouts bundle for less than £269

You can bundle our tax advice and tax return service into one and save some money🤑 

And then, you can save even more by referring people to TaxScouts. Get more out of your TaxScouts experience, for less. A win-win🤩

There are lots of reasons you could use both the tax advice and the tax return service. 

Who can use the tax return service?

This service is for anyone who needs to file a personal UK Self Assessment tax return. These are some of the people we’ve helped:

Self-employedCIS (construction workers)
First-time filersHigh earners
Investors (crypto, stocks, property)Landlords
ExpatsCouriers, riders, or drivers
Freelancers & contractorsTax relief/refund claims

Of course, if you need to file a tax return, it’s pretty straightforward. 

But with the advice consultation, there are loads of avenues you can explore with the accredited accountant that makes the service worthwhile. 

What do you get from the tax advice service?

This is everything included in the service:

  • A 30 min 1-1 chat with an accredited accountant
  • Over the phone or via video call
  • Written summary from your accountant 

What kind of things can you expect?

  • Get a clear understanding of your tax situation
  • Learn about the allowances available to you
  • Get more insight on how to become tax-efficient 
  • Plan taxes around your life (not the other way ‘round)
  • Guidance on paying the right amount of tax 
  • Know how moving abroad (or moving back) affects you
  • Untangle a tax problem once and for all

And once you have all that knowledge, you can proceed with your tax return even more informed and efficient than before.

How much can you save with the TaxScouts bundle?

Well, from the get-go you’re saving £39! That’s the cost of a takeaway for two, maybe three 🥢

Can you save even more with the bundle?

Yep, by referring your friends and family to TaxScouts. If they choose the tax advice or tax returns service, they’ll get 10% off and you’ll get £25 straight to your bank account!

Refer 11 people and get the cost of the bundle paid for 🥳

Bonus hack: once you refer your family and friends, get them to share their referral code 

Sharing the love has never been easier 💌

The more people your friends and family refer, the quicker they’ll pay off their TaxScouts fee, too! 

Plus, you get to share a service that you know and love with the people you care about. That’s a winner in our book.

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