Specialising in personal tax returns, self-employed and rental accounts

Offering Gold, Silver and Bronze fixed-fee tax return packages

Many people worry about the costs of seeking professional tax return help. They may instead struggle trying to complete their own accounts and tax return, spending many hours of their time.

There are also worries about missing tax relief they are entitled to, or mistakenly claiming expenses that aren’t allowable. Tax laws are constantly changing, and the rules that applied in the past may have already changed or be changing.

Missing a tax return deadline can result in fines of up to £1,600 even when there is no tax due – much more than the cost of seeking professional help.

That is why, in 2006, I developed three fixed fee packages to help make tax easier for people. That way, you know in advance what the costs will be.

The fixed fee packages include:

– Preparation and submission of the tax return.

– Providing computations and schedules for planning. Providing ‘what if?’ planning schedules for future changes in the current tax year.

– Agreement with HMRC.

– Dealing with HMRC correspondence.

– Ongoing support, answering your general queries during the year.

– Issuing reminders for upcoming deadlines.

– The monthly client newsletter, keeping you up to date with the latest tax and business changes.

You don’t have to worry about your tax, as it is all taken care of within the fixed fee.

Accountancy fees qualify as a business expense for the self-employed and landlords, so you also receive tax relief on fees. (There is no tax relief for your own time spent completing your accounts and tax return, however long it takes you.)

Typical clients are usually one person operating their micro business from home and include start-ups as well as established businesses.

If you are looking to change accountant, I can help you as well – it is a straightforward process to transfer.

For those that have fallen behind with their tax, I can help you bring matters up to date and minimise any penalties with HMRC.

I’m James McBrearty and my goal is to make tax as easy as possible for clients.


James works professionally and efficiently to ensure that all my needs are met. He is helpful and understanding. Finding someone so proficient in something I find extremely complex means I can get on with what I’m good at.

Jenny Gay, Guildford


It is very difficult to find someone who can effectively deal with all your tax matters. I have been working with James McBrearty for the last two years, it’s a pleasure to work with him and I have recommended him to all my friends and colleagues.

Glen Wilson, Richmond

Listens to your needs

James McBrearty takes the time to listen to your individual needs and work quietly away in the background to get the tax sorted. He is flexible on the level of work he does and a great networker. A real asset.

Beverley Cotterell, Shepperton

Tax is no longer a burden

The whole experience from start to finish could not have been made any easier. I personally recommend James McBrearty to everyone I meet. It’s great to feel that tax is no longer a burden that I have to struggle to understand and do well, there are others far better equipped to help me and that frees up my time to do my job.

EL, Horsham

Freeing up time

James has helped me in many ways, freeing off time for other activities, whilst giving peace of mind that is so important with taxation matters. Communications are timely, focussed, and clear – all that I want in a tax advisor.

Jack Janikowski, Weybridge

An excellent service

We have used James for tax related matters for the last two years, we found him to be very personable, honest and has given us an excellent service – we highly recommend James.

David Hatcher, Woking

Highly recommended

I needed help for my tax returns, and James very kindly and professionally walked me through the process. He was able to bring the message across to me in a way that I could understand, which made the whole process painless. He also dealt with my wife’s tax returns at the same time, which was much appreciated. I do highly recommend James McBrearty if you need help with your tax.

Mika Janhunen, Epsom

Excellent service

The service was excellent and I will most certainly recommend James to friends, colleagues and others that I encounter.

David Williams, Farnham

A quality personal service

I have used James McBrearty for specialist taxation advice over the last three years on many occasions and have been very impressed by the quality personal service I have received, speed of response and the affordability of the work.

Michael Lee-Brown, West Byfleet

Making tax easy

After several years of battling with my tax returns, I was delighted when James McBrearty was recommended to me. I handed over the paperwork, and he sorted out my return within a matter of weeks. Best of all, after he reviewed my file, I received a tax rebate for the very first time!

MC, Surrey

Quick to answer

James’s service was both fast and professional, and he was always quick to answer any queries that we had. There is no doubt that we will continue to use James’s services for all of our tax needs over the coming years.

Richard Neal, Guildford


I have recommended James to many of my own clients to help with their tax affairs. James is very professional, friendly and pro-active. He contacts the clients very quickly and completes their tax returns speedily and saves the clients as much tax as possible. I have no hesitation to recommend James to future clients and I look forward to a continued working relationship with him.

Michelle Ford, Cobham

A high recommendation

I have already passed on James’s details to three fellow musicians, along with a high recommendation of the service.

Holly Petrie, Guildford

Excellent service – recommended

I have used James McBrearty for tax related matters for the last year now and I can wholeheartedly recommend him as being very reliable, honest and he provided an excellent service. I have since referred 3 other clients to him I was that impressed.

Jason Alexis, Chobham

Gives confidence

I have no hesitation in hiring James as my accountant. I could not operate my business without the help of James. He gives me confidence in dealing with financial affairs.

Brendan Quinn, London

Recommended by a friend

When I went self-employed in internet video production three years ago tax was the last thing on my mind. A friend recommended James McBrearty and he has handled my affairs ever since. I have found James to be very knowledgeable and efficient. Wise advice is always backed up by friendly and timely reminders to get all the tax information prepared in good time to avoid a last-minute scramble for the HMRC deadline. I find filling in a tax return rather daunting, but now I never have to do it again. I can just send my information to James and he takes care of everything. I also like the fact that there are no nasty surprises as fees are fixed. I know exactly how much I will be paying and of course, what fees are tax deductible. I would recommend James’s services to everyone.

Mike Daly, Shepperton

Everything is easier

James just made everything easier. Nothing’s a hassle and the support for those tax questions you have throughout the year is superb. Would highly recommend!

Matthew Child, London

Bronze package for personal tax returns

Tax Return