11. TaxScouts TaxScouts is an affordable online service that’s aiming to take the stress, uncertainty and hassle out of filing your tax return Henry Williams October 1, 2021 2 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. Founders: Mart Abramov, Dan Karger, Kaupo KõrvFounded: 2018Website: taxscouts.comIf you’ve ever filed a Self-Assessment, you’ll know how stressful and confusing it can be. That’s why, every year, self-employed people in the UK collectively spend billions of pounds on software, accountants and tax advisers to help them out.But a choice between risking messing it up by doing it yourself, or spending loads on getting someone to do it for you isn’t much of a choice at all. That’s why Mart Abramov, Dan Karger, and Kaupo Korv started TaxScouts – to give the self-employed another option.Founded in 2018, TaxScouts pitches itself as the “fast, painless” way to do online taxes. Regardless of the complexity of the customer’s financial situation or how much they earn, TaxScouts charges a flat fee of £119 to match them with a vetted accountant who, completes and files their tax return on their behalf. There’s nothing to learn or download – customers can even complete the online process from their phone. There’s nothing to learn or download – customers can even complete the online process from their phone.So, why is it so much cheaper than hiring a personal accountant? For one thing, TaxScouts enables its partner accountants to access far more customers than they’d otherwise get.It also then makes their jobs a lot easier, providing all the information an accountant would need to file an accurate return. TaxScouts then splits the fee with the accountant. Wherever there are people in the world who dread filing their tax return, its affordable, low-stress solution is bound to find fans. TaxScouts has already gained a lot of traction in the UK market, and having launched in Spain earlier this year (home to 24 million potential customers), is proving that, wherever there are people in the world who dread filing their tax return, its affordable, low-stress solution is bound to find fans. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Business Bank Account Get Started Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Henry Williams Content Manager Henry has been writing for Startups.co.uk since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also acted as project lead on many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Business Ideas, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides.