Why You Should Have Your Tax Return Reviewed By A Tax Professional

You can’t put a price on peace of mind. And, while our tax return software does make reporting your income and expenditure easier, it can still pay to get a little help with your Self Assessment.…

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Last Updated: 25th January 2023

You can’t put a price on peace of mind. And, while our tax return software does make reporting your income and expenditure easier, it can still pay to get a little help with your Self Assessment.

With our review service, sole traders can share their Self Assessment with our tax return professionals, who will personally check that you’ve:

  • Disclosed all your earnings
  • Correctly inputted your expenditure
  • Applied for all the relevant tax relief

But these aren’t the only benefits of working with an experienced tax professional. Here, we explain just what you can get from having your Self Assessment tax return reviewed.

Gain professional experience

If this is your first time submitting a tax return, it pays to have a professional take a look – not only because you’re less likely to make mistakes, but also because you’re more able to handle the submission process yourself the following year.

No shortcuts or tricks, our team will guide you through the process and ensure that you pay exactly what you owe. A year later, you’ll be confident enough to handle the whole process yourself and save hundreds in accounting fees.

As you begin to grow your self-employed business, or start selling more goods and services, you’ll also recognise the value in claiming every relevant expense – something we will look at during our review.

Ensure you make every possible deduction

If there’s one good thing about self-employed tax returns, it’s that you’re able to include your allowable business expenses, reducing your business profits and ultimately your tax bill. This is on certain purchases you’ve made purely for business purposes.

The trouble is that most sole traders don’t have the time to assess every inch of their expenditure. Even if they were, too often sole traders aren’t aware that some of their everyday costs are in fact classed as a business expense.

Our professionals are experts in spotting expenses that some sole traders may have missed. Whether that’s the petrol you use for travelling between clients, marketing costs, trade magazine subscriptions, or even items in your home office, our team will help net you the maximum tax savings.

Avoid potential mistakes

Completing your tax return yourself doesn’t mean you can’t claim expenses. However, you could claim them incorrectly, inadvertently resulting in an HMRC investigation or penalty.

Making an innocent mistake on your Self Assessment tax return isn’t in itself a crime, but you can be fined for it. For some sole traders, a fine along with their tax bill could really affect their take-home pay for the month.

Our review service, on the other hand, helps you iron out any mistakes before you submit them. What’s more, as you’re able to see where we make changes, you can improve your own ability to submit.

Have ongoing support

Of course, you don’t have to go it alone. Should you choose to rely on our experts every tax year, you can get total peace of mind for the entirety of your self-employment. We have a wealth of experience in tax returns and regularly help save our clients money.

Combine this with our tax return software, and you’re able to dramatically streamline the process. You can input your income and expenditure as it happens throughout the tax year, giving you an always up-to-date view of your tax bill.

Being able to understand your income and outgoings means having total control of your finances. By using both our software and tax review service, you’ll be able to break down your tax costs in real time and use this information to better manage your money.

Why use GoSimpleTax’s tax return professionals?

Our team isn’t just experienced, they live and breathe Self Assessment tax returns. That means we’re equipped to get you the best possible result when it comes to your tax return.

So what are you waiting for? Get greater peace of mind when it comes to tax by filling out this form today.

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Blog content is for information purposes and over time may become outdated, although we do strive to keep it current. It's written to help you understand your Tax's and is not to be relied upon as professional accounting, tax and legal advice due to differences in everyone's circumstances. For additional help please contact our support team or HMRC.

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