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Focus on the road, we’ll focus on 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 Uber

Nobody likes doing taxes. They’re complicated and the tax jargon is just ridiculous. We’ve partnered with Uber to provide Uber partner drivers a certified accountant to do your Self Assessment, answer all your tax questions and take it off your plate. For one single, fair fee of just £119.

1. Connect with Uber

Have your Uber mileage and income information pulled in automatically by syncing Uber with TaxScouts in a few clicks.

2. Help you save on tax

Then, TaxScouts can automatically calculate your taxes and propose different expenses you may be able to claim. Try our free tax calculator

3. We do your tax return

Our certified accountant partners do all tax preparation for you and ensure the lowest tax bill possible. You don’t need to do anything else!

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

Being self-employed is hard enough. We help make taxes a bit easier. You can sort this yourself for free on HMRC, or you can take advantage of TaxScouts to do it for you. It’s just a flat £119 per year for a certified accountant to do your tax return and answer all your accounting questions. Downside? Not anymore.

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.

A fair, fixed fee

It doesn’t matter how complicated your situation is or how much you earn. No matter what, it’s just £119. No hidden costs, no hassles, no “quotes”.

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
  • Car cleaning
  • Parking fees
  • Car rental and petrol
  • Bank fees
  • Or a flat £1,000 Trading Allowance
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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.

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

If you’re self-employed, you can get up to £1,000 each tax year as a tax-free allowance. This is called the Trading Allowance.

Basically:

  • if you earn less than £1,000 from self-employment, you don’t need to do anything: it’s completely tax-free
  • if your expenses are under £1,000, you can just claim this allowance instead: it’s bigger and you don’t need to worry about receipts

Learn more about the Trading Allowance

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.

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