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SimpleTax Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

SimpleTax product overview

Price starts from

£

30

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What is SimpleTax?

GoSimpleTax is a simple bookkeeping software designed to help freelancers calculate and submit their self-assessment tax returns online via any internet-enabled device, including desktops, laptops, mobiles, & tablets. Available as a native Android and iOS mobile app, GoSimpleTax gives users the flexibility to manage their tax returns anytime, anywhere. GoSimpleTax provides users with the tool to submit their tax return directly to HMRC, as well as view and print their tax calculation.

Key benefits of using SimpleTax

  • GoSimpleTax enables users to calculate their self-assessment tax return, before submitting it directly to HMRC.
  • Users can scan and record receipts/invoices directly into their tax return through the GoSimpleTax mobile app.
  • GoSimpleTax provides users with personalised recommendations on eligible tax savings, based on the user's status.
  • Data is stored and managed securely with 256-bit secure connections and systems used by online banking standards.
  • GoSimpleTax double checks tax returns, and alerts users if it identifies any errors or missed opportunities.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Documentation

    SimpleTax pricing information

    Value for money

    4.3

    /5

    72

    Price starts from

    £

    30

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    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    SimpleTax features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    72
    Total Features9 2 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Billing & Invoicing
    Accounting
    Expense Tracking
    Records Management
    Receipt Management
    Real-time Updates
    Tax Forms
    Tax Filing

    Functionality contenders

    SimpleTax users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4

    /5

    72

    Positive reviews

    88%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.61/10
    Rating distribution

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    18

    6

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    2

    Pros
    Fantastic service, both the simplicity of filling in the details and the help and support.

    VL

    Vivienne L.

    The best thing about Go Simple Tax is the customer service. I generally receive replies to my enquiries within the hour, and it's a great comfort.

    JH

    Juliet H.

    Customer service is very good as we get an hourly reply. Easy tax explanations and advise helps in benefitting.

    Nikhil W.

    Cons
    Difficult to use, misleading pricing, limited help to complete questions (eg refers user to HMRC notes which dont line up with the GoSimple questions).

    LF

    Louise F.

    Took some of the pain out of completing my tax return.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    The inability to modify a filed return and having to ring HMRC and sit on hold for 40mins anyway.

    JC

    James C.

    Overall rating contenders

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Easy Peasy

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Cant praise this tool enough. It says what it does and whereas I was trying to.use quickbooks and after all the hard work of inputting information I couldn't submit my tax return. I loved the simplicity and direct approach to the whole process with Gosimpletax. Thank you

    Pros

    How easy it was to use, the simple approach to submitting infornation

    Cons

    Doesnt have many choices for expenses, such as uniforms, shoes, needs to have dedicated features for professional business stock

    Vendor response

    Hi Nuno, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! Thanks, GoSimpleTax Team.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    SimpleTax Review

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    The best thing about Go Simple Tax is the customer service. I generally receive replies to my enquiries within the hour, and it's a great comfort. One thing I'd be interested in is a more personalised level of service, whereby I could have access to a dedicated agent who could check over the form prior to filing and advise whether any additional information might be required, or whether there are further benefits I could take advantage of. A sort of remote tax advisor.

    Pros

    Attractive, uncluttered design with drop down boxes offering suggestions and ideas for what to include on the form. Also occasional suggestions of how to make savings, eg. automatically applying a 'work from home' allowance

    Cons

    As a UK tax-payer living overseas, I find completing my return very stressful. Perhaps there could be a little more info in some of the pop-up boxes that gives good, clear instructions and examples of what information is required. I'd also like to be able to compare the return I'm working on with those from previous years without having to go in and out of the different returns

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    • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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    Easy to use, but bad connection to HMRC

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    It´s easy to use and the step-by-step process helps a lot

    Cons

    - I haven´t received a confirmation from HRMC that the tax return was sent (although it was) + I haven´t received an email from GoSimpleTax. Last year HMRC told me they hadn´t received anything, so it is not a trusworthy software - The Customer Service did not reply to my question (sent 12 hours ago) - The password reset tool doesn´t function, which also happened last year - There are a lot of hidden features in the tax return, pages I didn´t know about and the software didn´t mention it to me - My name was not correct in the tax return (although it was correct in my profile)....

    Vendor response

    Dear Ricardo Thank you for your feedback, On reviewing your support request I see that this was received very late evening, we responded at 7:15am the following morning, outside of our published support hours When a tax return is submitted to HMRC we display the appropriate success message and HMRC confirmation on screen and also email the same information for your records. When asked for confirmation...

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    GoSimpleTax: unravelling the complexities of personal taxation

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Arguably the best feature of this software is not the ease of use or comprehensive nature of the software itself, but the almost immediate feedback I've received from the support team every time I've contacted them. Their professionalism has helped me to understand my finances and taxation better as each year passes.

    Pros

    I love the manner in which this software calculates my tax liability as each element is entered, which makes it simple to see how things are progressing and when I've made a mistake in entering data.

    Cons

    Some elements only force a recalculation at the end of the process, such as amalgamated tax codes. Whilst I'm sure there must be good reason for the software to be written in this manner, it doesn't seem to be intuitive to me as a user. If possible I'd like to see these elements moved into the initial setup routine.

    Vendor response

    Thanks for leaving us a great review, Andy! We appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're glad you're satisfied with the support you have received from the team! - AG

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    Simple by name, simple by nature

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    Each year gets clearer and easier, for a user who only completes one tax return. However complex the software gets me to the right place and the help desk has always been prompt and solved the problem in one exchange. I also like the vale for money, but now I am moved into a simpler regime and may not even need to complete the return, this could be my last year. But I'll continue to encourage my wife to use the software - money well spent for ease of use and peace of mind.

    Cons

    Sometimes the location of information appearing on the visualisation forms at the end is not input until later in the process - as if you are ready to submit. But again, readily explained by the help desk

    SimpleTax FAQs and common questions

    SimpleTax has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: £30.00/year
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    SimpleTax has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    SimpleTax supports the following languages:
    English


    SimpleTax supports the following devices:
    Android, iPhone, iPad


    No, SimpleTax does not have an API available.


    SimpleTax integrates with the following applications:
    QuickBooks Online Advanced, FreshBooks, FreeAgent, Xero


    SimpleTax offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support

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