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How to get professional advice from a UK tax advisor

  • 4 min read
  • Last updated 27 Dec 2023

Getting professional tax advice can seem like a feat. If you didn’t already know, there are a few things you should check about the person who’s advising you. But don’t worry, we’ll go through all of that in this guide. 

Trusting someone with your personal and legal information is a big step to take, but we’re here to help make sure you’re treading as carefully as possible!

What is a tax advisor?

A tax advisor is someone who uses what they know about taxes and the law to help support and guide you, often to minimise your tax liability legally. 

Tax advisors need to be up-to-date with changes in regulation from HMRC and tax legislation so that they can give you correct information. Ideally, they’ll be able to simplify massively complicated subjects for you. 

Tax advisors are sometimes also known as tax consultants or tax agents.

What to look out for when choosing a UK tax advisor?

One big thing to remember: anyone can call themself a tax advisor, tax accountant, or a tax agent. This doesn’t mean they actually have the qualifications to support their claim 👀. 

Take extra care and do your research when choosing an accountant:

  • Read reviews about the process or accountants
  • Look for articles about the company
  • Ask friends or family for recommendations
  • Check their social media channels
  • Give them a call/email before you commit to anything
  • Check for their qualifications on their website (or ask them)
  • Don’t be afraid to shop around
  • Ask questions!

All TaxScouts accountants are qualified practitioners and are regulated and certified by each of the major UK accounting bodies ✅. 

If you ever have any questions, you can always reach out to our support team on the live chat on our website or via email at [email protected]

Is a tax advisor different from an accountant?

They can be, but they don’t have to be. 

Most tax advisors start off as accountants and as they become more specialised, they move to calling themselves tax advisors. 

However, it’s also easy for some people to falsely claim one of these titles with no qualifications. You don’t want to get trapped in one of these situations. This is one of the reasons you need to be extra picky when it comes to trusting someone with your tax and personal information. 

Of course, none of these are issues with TaxScouts 😉. Why’s that, you ask? 

Easy.

  • All our tax advisors are accredited accountants
  • Find all the information you need on our website
  • Our users say the loveliest things about us on Trustpilot (where we’re rated a 4.8/5)
  • We have HMRC agent authorisation connected to the platform
  • The support team is on hand to answer any questions you may have
  • Our platform is straightforward and easy to use

How much does a tax advisor cost in the UK?

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One of the most important questions! 

It can vary depending on a load of factors because most tax advisors charge according to their level of experience, or qualification and the complexity of your situation. 

Although it sounds fair, it’s not exactly ideal. Add the fact that they’ll start off with high costs and then just… make it… higher, the fairness scale starts to tip towards unfairness 💸💸💸. 

Luckily, this isn’t the case at TaxScouts. Our tax advisors are all accredited accountants and our tax advice consultations cost a fixed price, no matter how complicated your situation. £119, all in 💪.

Take the easy way out – an incredible service for a fair price – so we can help you:

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

For an easy, incredible service at a fair price 🎉

How does TaxScouts’ tax advice service work?

Simply, like everything else at TaxScouts.

Tax advice is for anyone who needs help with their tax situation. This includes tax planning for your future, help with a tax return or even ways to invest more efficiently (and only pay the amount of tax you need to pay). 

We can support you with lots, so let’s get into the details👇

Who can we help?

We can help a variety of people in many different situations. Some areas our tax advisors can help with are:

Foreign income Pensions
Personal tax planningCrypto tax
Earning over £100kCapital Gains Tax
Self-employmentRental Income
Historic tax reporting Understand your tax return 
Child benefit tax Remittance tax

What’s included in the tax advice service?

Firstly, you’ll get to schedule the tax advice consultation around your own availability, which is a huge plus! 

Aside from that, you’ll also get: 

  • A 30 min 1-1 chat with an accredited accountant
  • £119, all in (per consultation)
  • Over the phone or via video call
  • Written summary from your accountant 

How can a TaxScouts tax accountant help?

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Our tax accountants are here to help. Not only can they offer professional tax advice but they can also file your tax return too!

When it comes to tax advice, they’ll help guide you in any way that you need and answer all your questions. Plus, when it’s over, they’ll even provide you with a written summary of your consultation.

Let’s look at some reasons you might want tax advice and what you’ll get out of your consultation:

  • 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 around)
  • Guidance on paying the right amount of tax
  • Understand why the different rates of tax matter
  • Know how moving abroad (or moving back) affects you
  • Untangle a tax problem once and for all

And more, of course!

Sort your taxes today with TaxScouts

Get ahead of the tax game, stress-free. Whether you need advice or your tax return sorted and filed, we’ll do it all so you don’t have to.

  • Get your very own accredited accountant
  • Online help with your tax situation
  • Fast, simple, easy – just like it should be
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