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Real talk: how is TaxScouts so low-cost?

If you know anything about TaxScouts, you’ll probably be aware that our £119 flat fee is tantalisingly well-priced.

In fact, where the average tax return might cost you between £150 to £250, you could be saving yourself hundreds of pounds, maybe even every month by choosing our (far superior) option. 

But that’s not why you’re here. Sure, our TaxScouters love us because our prices are fair and affordable. But it’s everything else that we offer that really seals the deal. 

  • Our tech expertise that cuts the time-heavy and costly admin
  • A thorough and super-speedy turnaround 
  • A human support team to answer your real life questions about tax
  • Our bank of jargon-free, bitesize guides on the tax basics 

So let’s answer the burning question. How is it possible that we’re so low-cost?

How does it work?

At the risk of sounding cheesy, we combine the best of both worlds. 

Having a totally online service means that we cut out the usual overheads that come with traditional accounting. That can be anything from renting business premises to paperwork to administration fees to anything else that your accountant might charge you for. 

But we combine this expert tech with our human support. 

Look, we know that tax can be a bore, but we genuinely believe that there’s no need for it to be that way. Your Self Assessment tax return shouldn’t cause you the level of hassle and dread that we know it does, which is why our friendly team is here to walk you through anything you’re not sure about.

A few members of our aforementioned friendly team

What’s in it for the accountants?

That’s a very good question, and we’re glad you asked. 

Our accountants are not only all qualified and regulated by the major UK accounting bodies, they all partner with us freelance. This means that they can work from home, from an office, alongside parenting, remotely from a tiki bar if they so wish. 

This level of flexibility is far from standard in the industry, so their working overheads – a commute, childcare, office space rent etc. – are lowered by working with us. 

Fair is fair

Finally, the simplest answer to the pricing question is that £119 is a fair price.

It’s true, and it’s something we believe in wholeheartedly. 

We don’t charge hidden fees or spring add-ons onto you. £119 is a fair price for the tax return service we’re offer. As we said, your Self Assessment shouldn’t be complicated, which is why with us, it’s simple.

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Let us sort your Self Assessment online. £119, all in.

That’s right. No matter how complicated it gets or why you need to do a return in the first place, it’ll cost £119 to get it done. That includes VAT, last-minute changes and all the support you may need.

How it works

1. Answer a few simple questions

And we mean a few. After a couple of minutes of answering questions online we’ll have everything we need to start working on your tax return.

2. Then get paired with a tax accountant

That’s right, you’ll be matched with a real accountant who is best suited to prepare your return. Plus, they’re on hand for questions whenever you need.

3. We file your Self Assessment for you

Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will file your return online with HMRC. That’s it! We told you it was simple.