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Focus on making a living, we’ll sort out your taxes

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

In partnership with Portify

Nobody likes doing taxes. They’re complicated and the tax jargon is just ridiculous. We’ve partnered with Portify to offer a 10% discount for self-employed Portify users to get a certified accountant to do your 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 as self-employed

You need to let HMRC know when you become self-employed. 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

The only real downside to self-employment is doing your yearly tax return. You can sort this yourself for free on HMRC, or you can take advantage of a 10% discount with TaxScouts as a Portify 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

Things you can claim

Did you know that there are a number of things that your TaxScouts accountant can help you expense on your tax return?

  • Mobile phone bill
  • Uniforms
  • Required training
  • Transportation and mileage
  • Bank fees
  • Parking fees

Learn more

“A quick and reliable service”
My self assessment tax return completed within 2-3 days. I’ll definitely be using TaxScouts again and recommend to family and friends.
— Munim
“I was very sceptical hitting the pay…”
…but my accountant did absolutely everything and took all of the hassle out of doing a tax return.
— Wesley T
“Absolutely amazing service”
I’ve been worrying about my tax return for weeks and I’m so pleased I contacted TaxScouts. Outstanding service and problem solved.
— Sandra S

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.

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

 

Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to claim different expenses back on your Self Assessment.

If you’re self-employed you can claim expenses individually (full list here) or claim the £1,000 Trading Allowance.

If you’re a landlord, you can claim certain replacement items, renovations and if you live in the property (full list here) or claim the £1,000 Property Income Allowance.

Other general allowances can be found here for investors, high-earners and other taxpayers.

Most people do not need to file a Self Assessment because they are taxed at source. But there are a few reasons you may need to complete a tax return:

  • you’re self-employed and earned more than £1,000
  • you are a landlord with rental income over £2,500
  • you made over £12,000 in profit from investments
  • you received more than £10,000 from savings interest or dividends
  • you have foreign income
  • you want to claim a tax refund (CIS, EIS, SEIS, donations)
  • HMRC tells you to submit one
  • your income is over £100,000
  • you live abroad and had income from the UK
  • you’re in a partnership
  • you are a minister of any religion

Check out more reasons you may need to submit a Self Assessment

Anything that stopped you from doing your taxes even if you tried to:

  • your spouse or close relative died right before the deadline
  • you were very sick around the deadline
  • your computer failed as you were filing
  • the HMRC online services didn’t work on the deadline
  • a fire, flood, theft, or other major incident prevented you

But not:

  • you asked someone else to do it for you, and they didn’t
  • your card or payment failed
  • you didn’t know how to use HMRC’s website
  • you made a mistake
  • you didn’t get your UTR access code in time