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TaxScouts tax returns vs tax advice: which to choose?

  • 4 min read
  • Last updated 29 Apr 2024

Let’s take a look at our tax returns and tax advice services. We’ll go into what you get from each and what the main differences are so you can choose the service that makes the most sense for you👇

What is the TaxScouts tax return service?

We sort and file your personal tax return. Simple.

Once your tax accountant receives everything they need from you, they’ll get working on sorting and filing your tax return via our platform – in as little as 48 hours ⏰

How does the service work?

Number 1: sign up for TaxScouts 🙌

We walk you through some simple questions that you’ll need to answer like:

  • Why you’re filing (landlord, self-employed, CIS, investor, high earner, etc)
  • All the ways you earned income this year (property, investments, etc)
  • Your employment information
  • Any extra information you want to give your accountant

Next, you add your documents using your phone or laptop. These will include things like:

If you think your accountant can use it to sort your tax return, you should upload it.

Then, you need to:

  • Pay £169 (all in)
  • Get matched with your accredited accountant

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-employed
  • First-time filers
  • Investors (crypto, stocks, property)
  • Expats
  • Freelancers & contractors
  • CIS (construction workers)
  • High earners
  • Landlords
  • Couriers, riders, or drivers
  • Tax relief/refund claims

In our tax return service, you get your tax return sorted and filed for you by an accredited accountant, 100% online 👩‍💻

3 things to love about this service

  1. You get online access to your accountant and the TaxScouts team

Don’t hesitate to email them with questions relating to your tax return. Or contact our support team at [email protected] if you have non-accountant-related queries. 

  1. It costs £169, all in

You shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a tax professional to get it done and get it right. 

  1. Never any hidden fees or costs

We don’t like tax surprises so you won’t find any here 🚫

What is the TaxScouts tax advice service?

We offer professional tax advice from an accredited accountant to help you make sense of your tax situation. 

No matter whether that’s tax planning for the future, something you need help with now, or questions about becoming more tax-efficient, we can help 🆘

Who is the tax advice service for?

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 if I get tax advice?

Here’s everything you get from our tax advice service:

  • A 30 min 1-1 chat with an accredited accountant
  • £139, all in (per consultation)
  • Over the phone or via video call
  • Written summary from your accountant 

You’ll also get to schedule the consultation around your own availability.

When should I use the tax returns service?

If you need to file a tax return, whether it’s your first time or not, then this is the service for you.

If you:

  • Don’t have the time 
  • Find it too difficult
  • Don’t want to bother with the stress
  • Want to discuss your tax bill
  • Want it done correctly by a professional

Then: we’re the ones for you 🤝

You won’t need to book a separate consultation with your tax accountant if you have questions about a tax return they’re dealing with already – just pop them over an email.

When should I use the tax advice service?

There are several reasons why you might need to use the tax advice service. Let’s look at some examples of 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 ‘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 

So if you’re looking for any of the above or just want to speak to a tax professional, this is the service for you📍

What are the main differences between the two?

The tax returns vs the tax advice service – let’s compare the two.

Tax return serviceTax advice service
Price (all in)£169£139
Self Assessment sorted and filedYesNo
Matched with an accredited accountantYesYes
Support to save on your tax billYesNo
1-1 video or phone tax consultationNoYes
Topics of discussionOnly related to your tax returnAll things tax

And if you decide to purchase a tax return after your tax advice consultation you’ll get the same tax accountant from your consultation to file your tax return, for a seamless finish.

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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