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What is taxforward?

Let’s face it, finances are at the heart of everyday life. In fact, as Benjamin Franklin pointed out “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.

Sorry if that’s a bit depressing. But maybe it doesn’t need to be.

At taxforward, we have a big vision to change the face of tax. We want to fast forward through an era of information asymmetry and out the other side to improve the future of work.

We are on a mission to help people take control of their finances and flourish. We’re focused on building the best tax-filing process for people who want to get things done in a click.

We’re an intelligent software platform providing you with the help you need to file independently. We’ve distilled the knowhow of accountants and packed it into taxforward.

Is taxforward for me?

We really hope so.

We know we have an awesome platform you’re going to love using.

We're for company directors, landlords, the self-employed as well as those Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and TaskRabbit taskers.

Which tax forms does taxforward cover?

Good question.

You’ll need the main tax return – this is the one which tells HMRC about you and how you earned your income last year. Then you’ll be able to choose from the following forms as optional extras dependent on your circumstances:

  • Employment
  • Self Employment for sole traders
  • Property

Which tax years can you help me with?

Another excellent question.

So far we've offering tax filing for the 2015/16 tax year which began on 6 April 2015 and ran through to 5 April 2016.

Our tax filing window is now closed and will reopen for the 2016/17 tax year soon.

Sounds good. Are you up and running?

We sure are.

taxforward launched in January 2017 to help taxpayers file their 2015/16 Self Assessment tax returns before the deadline.

Now our tax filing window is closed and will reopen soon. Watch this space and keep up to date with our blog.

Where can I learn more about taxforward?

We've showcased many of taxforward's features in our blog.

Subscribe for updates on the landing page and follow us on social media (top right!) so you don't miss a thing!

How do you compare to alternative solutions?

Very favourably, we believe.

Our intelligent forms and elegant workflows will allow you to cruise through your return in a flash, without the stress and with a much better understanding of your circumstances.

We’re not surprised that accountants remain popular – they take away the stress and you don’t need to worry about a thing. But they can be expensive.

On the flipside: for decades, tax-filing software has been a race to the bottom with clunky and cheap solutions that offer more frustration than value.

We can’t identify with any of the current solutions out there. We want to offer you something new, a product which empowers you, is a joy to use and offers great value. We are also investing in a growing lineup of new features and responsive support.

How easy is it? Will I understand what to do?

Every question we ask will be accompanied by HMRC guidance (the Bible) and our own jargon busting FAQs: they're bitesize and written in plain english so you can be confident you'll know the answer.

How long will it take to do?

That's a tricky one to answer! Everyone is different and there's no one-size-that-fits-all. We suggest that once you've gathered your documents, you should set aside 1-2 hours to complete: pop the kettle on, grab a biccie and give yourself the time to do it stress-free.

taxforward offers a straightforward approach, that never leaves you thinking, "Have I missed something?" or "What should I do now?"

What equipment do I need?

taxforward works in the cloud which means that you can file your return anytime, anywhere, from any device where you have internet access.

So gather your laptop, tablet or mobile - no downloading necessary - and your paperwork and you're ready to make a start!

Once my tax return is complete, where does it go?

taxforward files direct to HMRC so that your return is transferred to the mothership safe and sound.

We also operate data encryption which is better than some banks: 256-bit encryption, which means all data held and transfers made are thoroughly encrypted.

When’s the deadline?

The deadline for the 2015/16 tax year was 31 January 2017.

Where can I find your privacy policy and terms of service?

We take your personal data very seriously. You’ll find our privacy policy, site terms and terms of service here.

If you’ve still got questions, please feel free to contact us.

Got a forward-thinking question we haven't answered?

Last but not least, we're always here to help. If you have any questions contact us here.

We'd love to hear from you.