GoSimpleTax Features

GoSimpleTax

Self Assessment Tax Return Software

4.5/5 (56 reviews)

GoSimpleTax Feature Summary

  • Tax return management
  • Spend management
  • Submit directly to HMRC
  • View tax calculation
  • Print tax calculation
  • Download form R40
  • Android & iOS mobile app
  • Basic tax return (SA100)
  • Email confirmations
  • Personalised recommendations on eligible tax savings
  • Multiple employements (P60 and P11d)
  • Validation checks
  • Bookkeeping management
  • Real time updates
  • Records management
  • Scan receipts
  • Self-assessment categorization

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GoSimpleTax Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about GoSimpleTax's features:

Priti Shah

So straight forward

2019-01-06

Well worth the small expense.

Pros

Really easy to complete the information.

Cons

Nothing to report. There was nothing I disliked about my experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Simon Thompson

Review

2018-12-01

Pros

Simple and user-friendly for personal tax returns

Cons

Nothing to report

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Steven Harris

GoSimpleTax

2019-01-27

Personal tax - used to be done by a tax adviser which was a more opaque and expensive exercise

Pros

Excellent clear feedback on tax liability via the tax computation feature. Feedback on unclaimed tax benefits and any errors is also immensely helpful.

Cons

No problems from my perspective once you have understood how to enter data

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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James Kay

Affordable and easy to use tax return software.

2018-07-19

Pros

User friendly software, particularly the mobile app. Includes plenty of helpful information to guide you through the process.

Cons

No issues so far with the mobile app however the mobile app seems to be more user friendly and easier to use than the web app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Andy Cullip

GoSimpleTax: unravelling the complexities of personal taxation

2019-01-31

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


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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Masoud Ahanchian

Simple and easy way to save money

2019-07-05

Simple way of doing tax returns at low cost

Pros

As someone who is not very familiar with tax and accounting, it took me no time to set things up.

Cons

Some of help comments can be made easier to understand.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Hi Masoud,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!

We're glad you thought GoSimpleTax was easy to use!

Thanks, Anna.

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David Flavell

Value for money tax software

2019-10-29

Very good

Pros

It's easy to use, comprehensive, but best of all, excellent value for money.

Cons

Sometimes seems to lose data - possibly my fault.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Paul Young

A few blips

2019-01-30

Not bad but some disappearing data and not clear instructions, missing headings, as mentioned above, did not fill me with confidence.

Pros

The layout and simplicity. Easy to follow.

Cons

Not enough detailed help information and some of it is inaccurate. Names headings to use which don't exist. Couldn't find the log of my personal drawings to edit - they seemed to have disappeared. Not enough clear explanation of what happens on validating the assessment. A user guide would be good with more detail.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Hi Paul,

Thanks for leaving us a review!

We would like to hear more about your experience, so that we can use your valuable feedback to deliver an even better experience next time. Please could you email help@gosimpletax.com with any further comments or suggestions you wish to share!

Thanks, GoSimpleTax Team.

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Juliet HARDWICKE

SimpleTax Review

2019-01-11

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

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Neil Brighton

Good product, but frustrating.

2018-12-21

If you have no idea how to fill in a tax return this is great, and it asks questions to help you reduce your liability. However, for different reasons the last two years I've needed the help desk to fix bugs / advise why the software is responding as it does. (The help desk is helpful though!)

Pros

It is easy enough to complete the various boxes, once you have learned how to use the software.

Cons

The only reason I do it is because I want to file minister of religion forms on line (so need to use 3rd party software).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Louise Fordham

Not that great

2019-01-23

No real benefits. Will do this myself on paper next year.

Pros

It eventually did the job - after much confusion.

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)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ricardo Esteves-Correia

Easy to use, but bad connection to HMRC

2019-01-29

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)....

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


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 of this by yourself our support team responded in under 30 minutes.

Unfortunately it can take HMRC 36 hours for your online HMRC account to show tax return submissions, especially during peak periods leading to the tax return deadline.

We pride ourselves on the level of customer support we provide especially during the peak filing season. For January 2019 we achieved a satisfaction rating of 94%.

Kind regards

GoSimpleTax



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Bruce Lawrie

Go Simple Tax

2019-01-21

As a minister of religion I am unable to make use of the service provided by HMRC.

Pros

I found the software very easy to use and the help feature was indeed helpful.

Cons

I did not find anything to complain about.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Barry Shannon

SimpleTax Review

2019-08-11

ok but the bugs described above were unhelpful.

Pros

simple straightforward layout ...........

Cons

There was no option to electronically save this information and it was not emailed to me ??

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Hi Barry,

Thanks for leaving us a review. Regarding the points labeled above, I'll pass these on to the team.

If you need any help, you can contact our support team via help@gosimpletax.com they'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks, GoSimpleTax Team.

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Steve Jakeman

Simple Way to File Your Tax Return

2018-10-06

the software is intuitive and I found the whole process refreshingly simple.

Pros

The software is intuitive and proved very easy to navigate.

Cons

I did not find anything that had a problem with.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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PATRICK JENSEN

So simple - especially in 2nd year

2019-05-31

Just a lot quicker and easier.

Pros

After having set up all your tax elements in your first year (which does take a bit of time), in subsequent years it is so quick and easy to complete your tax return!

Cons

Trying to get to help from inside the tax return was difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Hi Patrick,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!

We're glad you find GoSimpleTax easy to use.

Thanks, GoSimpleTax Team.

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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 1-10 employees)

GO SIMPLE TAX review

2018-11-26

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

Pros

It was easy to use and saved me time and effort.

Cons

The suprise at the end that it was going to cost me £36 to use the software. This should have been upfront.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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alexandra Lavin

simple and easy

2019-01-25

the simplicity of using the programme. saving time.

Pros

The remind about time. My details were already partly entered

Cons

a .ittle confusing about minister of religion and employer

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Loi M

QUICK & EASY TO USE!

2019-01-26

First time using a tax software to complete my tax returns.

Pros

Extremely easy to follow with simple to read questions without all the jargon Layout was easy to follow

Cons

Nothing! The software met expectations without any hiccups

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robert Croft

Simple by name, simple by nature

2018-07-04

Pros

Each year gets clearer and easier, for a user who only completes one tax return.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jeremy McCarthy

Feedback Time

2019-05-16

It was much easier than using the HMRC portal, also the help teams were very responsive when I needed reminding of the way to submit the calculations to the HMRC site.

Pros

Once you have selected your preferences, it is done and therefore returning to submit a tax return for a second time was as it says on the tin "Simple"

Cons

Only using it once a year it is not obvious what you have to do after you have validated your figures.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you had a great experience using GoSimpleTax :)

Thanks, GoSimpleTax Team.

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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 51-200 employees)

Easy as long as you have your info to hand!

2019-01-30

GoSimpleTax was an absolute lifesaver for filing a return from abroad with a short time frame. Thank you very much!

Pros

All the categories are there and very easy to add, with very helpful tips and help boxes to make sure you can understand everything

Cons

There are quite a lot of verification steps, but this is understandable when it comes to taxes and HMRC!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Thanks for leaving us this great review!

We're glad you liked using GoSimpleTax to file your tax return :) - AG

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Trevor Peddle

simple tax

2019-01-28

Excellent piece of software, takes the worry our of your tax return

Pros

great that its keeps previous years submissions and allows you to update

Cons

none, it's very easy to use even for those with limited tax experience

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


HI Trevor,

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoy using GoSimpleTax!

Thanks, GoSimpleTax Team.

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Gordon Jamieson

Doing your tax the easy way

2018-08-07

5 star

Pros

Easy to use and value for money.

Cons

It is so easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jo Pestell

Minister of religion form

2018-10-22

Pros

Clear structure to the forms and populated the information well onto the HMRC forms Suggestions about possible missed expenses

Cons

When I selected the SA100 form I wasn't automatically offered the charitable giving section and it wasn't obvious how to find that.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from GoSimple Software


Many thanks for your feedback. We will pass on your comments to the development team.

We have also asked the team to add a help article about how to show minsters income.

Today (19 Nov) we have released an small update to make it easier to add gift aid donations.

Kind regards

GoSimpleTax Team

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