The Simple Approach to Tax

The Simple Approach to Tax

With the tax return deadline looming, GoSimple provides four reasons why you don’t need an accountant

Whether you’ve been working in construction for decades or are just starting out in the industry, there’s much to consider on a monthly basis from a financial point of view. From advertising fees to purchasing tools and materials, sometimes it can seem like the list of bills are never-ending. But if there’s one thing you don’t have to fret over it’s filing your tax returns, and it doesn’t even require an accountant.

The deadline for 2015/2016 tax returns is 31st January 2017. In case you’re worried about going it alone and doing your own tax return, GoSimple is offering four reasons why you can:

  1. The tax ‘system’ isn’t too complicated

We’re told endlessly that tax is knotty, complex and unnavigable. While the rules for Self Assessment are of course more complicated than those for someone taking a wage from their company payroll, the system isn’t as dense as accountants would have you believe.

HMRC has plenty of resources available to guide you through the right protocols. What’s more, jargon-free software like Go SimpleTax demystifies the whole process, with support at every step to make completing your tax return easy.

  1. Their language is confusing

Accountants aim to help their clients, but occasionally this mission is lost in the avalanche of industry terminology they’ll throw at you. It takes years of experience to understand finance; the specialist you’ve hired may forget that you might have no prior knowledge about the subject they’re explaining to you.

You need an assistant that can speak on your level, presenting information in a way you can understand, and that’s where selecting online software that uses simple language can help bridge the gap that accountants often fail to overcome.

  1. What’s the hold up?

Checking and verifying tax returns is a time-consuming process, especially when your account is merely one in dozens or hundreds that have landed on the accountant’s desk. Thus, you might have to wait a while before you hear the verdict of your Self Assessment.

By completing your tax return online, you can have your form sent off in as little as 30 minutes. So rather than hounding your accountant, you’ll save time, frustration and money.

  1. Online software is far superior

All of this leads us to our main point – there have been huge advances in technology, and the established financial institutions aren’t too happy about it. That’s because the hole an accountant might fill has been plugged with real-time, automated software.

SimpleTax is officially recognised by HMRC, allowing direct submission of your tax return to their system. Its developers, GoSimple, are also working closely with HMRC on the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD).

Clever algorithms move with the speed of your cash flow, and you can scan relevant receipts and documents to make cross-checking your return simple. It’s the fastest and most convenient method of getting your self assessment tax return on track and can help you make savings you didn’t even know were possible!

From as little as £18, you can submit your Self Assessment at a fraction of the effort that reaching out to an accountant would entail. The power, quite literally, is in your hands – so choose SimpleTax to dissolve your assessment headaches overnight.

About Go Simple Tax
In line with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) reforms, GoSimple, a market leader in cloud tax and accounting solutions aims to transform the tax return market with the FIRST HMRC recognised app that is available across all devices. The app is designed to save time, energy and money and offers a tailored experience to each user, making personalised recommendations on tax savings users qualify for. It also takes away the need for an accountant, removing an extra expense, with users able to complete tax returns themselves for a set fee.

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