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Focus on doing what you love, we’ll sort your taxes

Painless, fast and done for you by an accredited accountant. No more worrying about making a mistake.

We’ll sort your tax return for you – and with a 10% discount too!

In partnership with Wishu

Nobody likes doing taxes. They’re complicated and the tax jargon is just ridiculous.

We’ve partnered with Wishu to offer a 10% discount to their creative freelancers and sole traders, where you get an accredited accountant to do your Self Assessment, answer all your tax questions and take it off your plate.

How it works

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 preparing your tax return.

Then get paired with a tax return accountant

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

We file your Self Assessment for you

Once you’ve signed off your return, your TaxScouts accountant will submit your return with HMRC for you.

That’s it! We told you it was simple.

Just pay a flat £107

That’s right. No matter how complicated it gets or why you need to do a return, it’ll cost £107.

That includes VAT, last-minute changes, and all the support you may need.

Painless tax returns

It’s a simple online process. Fast, efficient and a whole lot less scary than doing it yourself.

Peace of mind

No more worrying about missing a rebate or making a mistake. Get your return drafted by a real, accredited accountant.

Single, discounted price

It doesn’t matter how complicated your situation is or how much you earn. No matter what happens, it’s £107 with your discount.

What the media are saying about us

Filling out your annual return needn’t be taxing. This start-up aims to take the pain out of many people’s biggest headache.

The Times

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

You can claim pretty much everything that you use “for business”:

  • a portion of your home
  • transport costs
  • accountant fees (including ours!)
  • laptop, phone, etc.

For most of these things, you need to calculate what proportion you actually use for your self-employed business.

The complete list of self-employed allowances is here.

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.

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

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

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

 

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an HMRC initiative that is meant to replace annual Self Assessment tax returns by requiring you to report your income and expenses quarterly instead of once per year.

For the 2019/2020 tax year, only limited companies and self-employed people earning over £85,000 and who are already registered for VAT have to join the MTD scheme. So, in reality, most people don’t need to worry about it for a while.

Read more about preparing for MTD

Let’s get your Self Assessment sorted today

Taxes as they should be done