James McBrearty

I founded taxhelp in 2006 with the goal to help make tax easy for my clients.

Dual Qualified

I achieved the CAT qualification in 1999, and the ATT qualification in 2001.


I specialise in helping individuals and the self-employed with their taxes.

SBS 100 Alumni

I’m proud to be one of the alumni from the 2014 Small Business Saturday 100.

Years in the Business

Since 1990, I’ve worked in personal tax both for top global companies and in practice.

Happy Clients

One of the ways I’m able to offer such competitive rates is through the incredible number of referrals I receive from my clients.

Surrey Digital Awards

I’ve won three awards, competing against much larger businesses throughout Surrey.

From high street to Downing Street

From high street to Downing Street

Tax Adviser Magazine - February 2015

ATT Council member James McBrearty banged the drum for small business at 11 Downing Street in an event hosted by Chancellor George Osborne to mark the UK’s second Small Business Saturday. The US-inspired initiative focuses national attention on the nation’s 5.2 million small businesses.

James, whose tax advice practice specialises in advising one-person businesses, said ‘As a small business owner helping other small businesses, it is reassuring to see the Chancellor give his full backing to Small Business Saturday. We are a small but mighty community, acting as key drivers of the economy, taking risks and providing the opportunities for long-term job creation.’

Former ATT Council Member

Former ATT Council Member

As a former ATT Council Member, I have extensive experience working with HMRC.

I represented the ATT on HMRC’s working together partnership, where I had the opportunity to meet with HMRC’s chief executive, Lin Homer.

Additionally, I served on the ATT Member Steering Group from 2009-2015 and was a member of the ATT Council in 2014-2015.

My expertise is further highlighted by my profile in the ATT’s 2009 Annual Review and my feature in the February 2021 edition of Tax Adviser magazine.



I’ve helped hundreds of small business owners to grow their businesses, throughout the Southeast UK and even in Spain.

I’ve also presented to large audiences of 50 financial advisers at the London School of Economics and a group of 85 chartered accountants in Guildford.

As a guest lecturer at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, I’ve shared my expertise with a class of budding entrepreneurs.

Outside of Work

Outside of Work

As a member of Mensa since 1988, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing group trips to Portmeirion and the British Grand Prix.

My passion for aviation took off during my time as a cadet in the RAF section of the CCF – I went on to complete my Private Pilot’s Licence with night rating and instrument rating (R).

With over 10 years of flying experience under my belt, I logged 350 hours in 18 different types of aircraft before retiring from flying in 2010.